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
Ratings:
1,750
Reviews:
398
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
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3,157
Gots:
141
For Trade:
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Ratings: 1,750 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of Sk8sean86
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jorgerod99
4.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Finally get to try this one...thanks Jason!

A: Pillowy white head that holds on forever over a deep golden slightly cloudy beer. A little chill haze but filtered.
S: Wonderful balance of light malt and hops. The citra really shines here; a little ethanol is hidden by big citrus.
T: At first it seems like a lot of other West Coasters...a little ethanol, lovely malt balance but big and surprisingly resinous. I was not expecting how dank it is given the name. More lemon rind with a bit of stonefruit at the beginning that yields to more pine that sticks around for days. Kind of a perfect finish.
M: Light for how much flavor is packed in here; not thin at all but so balanced...carbonation is way in the background and lets the sticky lupulin come through.
O: So stoked to finally try this legend and I'm not disappointed. Like many folks my tastes have changed a lot in the last year or two with the prevalence of North East IPAs, but this one will stand the test of time no matter what the fad. Easy to drink and packed with all the flavors you could want from an IPA.

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Photo of BSW
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of c-rum
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

PTE clone???

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Photo of winningwes91
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatsarealplane
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent DIPA.

Light caramel in color. Small head. Smell is very tropical and fruity. Taste is similar. Nice hop bitterness to finish. Spot on mouthfeel.

Overall, excellent DIPA. Not the hazy juice bombs of the east coast but excellent nonetheless.

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Photo of J-loCBH78
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pkalix
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is really good!

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Photo of ruthd637
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of koerns311
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jhavs
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 22oz. bottle poured into a fluted snifter.

Pours a golden straw color with a thick foamy white head, the head takes its time to settle and lacing clings all over the glass. Ever so slight haze.

The aroma is bright fresh hoppy citrus, noticeable from the bottle before the pour. Grapefruit and orange zest, slight spicy lemon and a faint tropical fruit aroma. The malt is noticeable as well with a bit of caramel sweetness.

Taste is bright citrus hops with a bit of earthy resins. Bitter, but nicely balanced by an ample malt backing. Slight tropical fruit and pine also find their way into the mix.

Medium body, smooth, dry bitterness lingers. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a great all around DIPA. Classic flavors with amped up citrus aroma and taste.

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Photo of mayxday
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoyagus
4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbaker67
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spud762
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FriedSlug
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Slightly hazy orange brew with a white head that leaves lacing everywhere. The aroma is amazing with oranges and mangoes with a brightness reminiscent of lemon. There is detectable sweetness and a nice pine in there as well. The taste starts sweet upfront with fruit and sweet malt but changes to an aggressive pine bitterness that then backs off as the sweetness returns to balance it out. This is a fantastic beer.

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Citra from Kern River Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 1,750 ratings.
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