Citra | Kern River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A double IPA that is hazy pale in color with a strong pungent aroma that comes from large amounts of Citra hops.

Added by Solomon420 on 02-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#55
Reviews:
402
Ratings:
1,765
pDev:
8.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3,146
Gots:
146
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Ratings: 1,765 |  Reviews: 402
Photo of jensenmoon
4.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nugganooch
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at the Brewery – 11/16/2014
Full Pint - multiples & from bottles later on

FINALLY….I is a Citra Lottery Winner!

A: Citra pours a deep caramel orange color with a full on haze job across the body. Smallish lid of ivory white holds for a few moments before settling out to a crown. Random splash and swaths of stick hit the glass on the drink down.

S: A concentrated blast of citrus greets the nose with of handfuls of gooseberry and lemon grass. I get some sugary wafts of malt there but not much other character. Fine by me I can draw this one in all day. Super pungent and pronounced with the Citra’s which is everything you want when you can get your hands on this brew. Very nicely done and the triple or quadruple dry hop job they do on this bad boy is affirmed.

T: Flavor is an intensely bitter Citra bomb! Straight up and not shy here at all. I am in hop heaven. Gum scrubbing good. A gigantic grapefruit and orange fruit twist with gooseberry that really stands out. Kind of heavier on the malt with a honey like sweetness and lower carb to this it really accentuates the resinous factor. Such a long lasting pucker to this one. Awesomely good shit!

M: On tap they seem to offer this at a bit lower level of carbonation. It is a very different brew really. Sits quite a bit heavier on the palate and really lets those hop resins do a number. Super bitter bite with that lasting pucker and a dry resinous finish. Bottles definitely have more bubble action to them and less impact on the tongue I would say.

D: A massive charge of Citra goodness. Really awesome brew and a Top DIPA for me no doubt. I will say this is very different on tap and I wasn’t as big a fan with my bottles. Still great but that much fresher draught with less carb to conceal away all those lovely hop oils. Worthy of hunting down at least once in your time on planet beer.

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Photo of jfstilling
4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of omegagogetass4
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vivified
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ajperez1
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is truly a delicious beer. Everything about it is outstanding. I tried the lottery to try to buy this beer but no dice this year. I'll keep trying. It's really worth it!

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Photo of PacNWDad
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bakeryboy1
4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jhestand
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattsmith413
4.21/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danman9211
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deggar
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gaesori
4.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fogindex
4.41/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben7773
4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tine802
3.87/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wulfie85
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoelClark
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kraty1
4.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Telly13
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juliusseizure
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbriggs7
4.39/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This drinks so smooth! Lots of dank hops like pine, herb, cannabis, floral and chive but no bitterness or astringency. The mid palate senses a stiff caramel backbone before this finishes with fruity apricot, honey, tangerines, grapefruit, mangoes and tropical fruit punch. Great use and dose of Citra!

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Citra from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 1,765 ratings
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