Citra | Kern River Brewing Company

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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:
1,751
Reviews:
398
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
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4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.09/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a very well made beer, but from talking with friends, the citrus profile falls off quickly. Well balanced with a small amount of citrus, but dominated by the dank/bittering hops.

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4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Bottled on date on the case 11/11/16.

Pours a cloudy pale gold color with a one-inch white head which dissipates into a fine lacing.

The nose is all citra hops with a big bouquet of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and orange peel. No real malt presence at all here. It doesn't bring the all-out assault of hops that some DIPAs do, but there is plenty of depth and nuance.

Taste is more of the same - tons of grapefruit and tropical fruit up front. Bittering hops hit soon after and linger through the finish. Very minimal hints of bready malt and a bit of yeast on the finish, but other than that this is all hops. Really well balanced flavor throughout.

Mouthfeel is medium to light=bodied, dry and crisp on the palate. Doesn't get bogged down by heavy malts at all the way many high abv DIPAs do. About as easy to drink as a DIPA can be.

Phenomenally well done beer and arguably one of the best examples of a west-coast style DIPA out there.

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Citra from Kern River Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 1,751 ratings.
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