Citra Bomb | Sprecher Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mobius387 on 12-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,643
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
70
pDev:
16.81%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
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Photo of zepster
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teromous
4.07/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There is a magenta dot on the bottom of the can but there isn't any date code listed.

Appearance: It has a burnt umber appearance with an average sized white head. It has good clarity.

Aroma: It smells just like grapefruit juice. The term "grapefruit" is thrown around a lot but I actually had to check the can to see if this was brewed with fruit juice or an extract of some kind (none is listed). Although the beer doesn't have a diverse aroma it smells pretty awesome.

Taste: Up front there is a light bit of caramel sweetness and it is sharply cut off by a very strong lemon flavor. There is a nice grapefruit flavor mixed with what tastes like lemon. The citrus character is very strong in this beer. It's hard to relate how pervasive it is.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice bitterness with a pretty clean finish.

Overall: The beer is simply awesome. It is loaded with citrus flavor and aroma that would win any citrus hop lover over. I would absolutely buy it again and I would highly recommend at least buying a can of this and trying it for yourself. You will undoubtedly be smacked in the face by a 2x4 of hop aroma and revel in its wonderful lemon flavor.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clearly this beer has been reformulated, though you wouldn't know it to look at Sprecher's Web site. Currently listed at 6.25 abv, this Citra & Simcoe IPA has a distinctive grapefruit aroma & taste that is somewhat inexplicable but otherwise quite enjoyable.

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Photo of GorillaBean
1.37/5  rDev -61%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of MontereyJack
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can in the comfort of my kitchen. Smelled sweet and almost like a shandy. Not much head. It is called Citra Bomb and it lands a Citrus punch. It is not sour or overly sweet but obviously citrus-y. Closer to lemon than Citra hop flare of similar beers. You would have to like heavy citrus beers to like this one.

Overall I liked it (because I don't mind citrus flavors in my IPAs). It is smooth due to the citrus play. Though, I would not buy this if I wanted a hoppier IPA or didn't like fruity tasting beer. Though it is not a session ale...this would be perfect ice cold on a hot summer day.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.55/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky orange color; barely see-through.

Nice white head; a curtain of lace.

Bold citrus nose; orange with a hint of mango. A great smell!

Medium mouthfeel.

This is a home run; delicious orange flavor but not overly bitter. Best Sprecher I've had. Drink this fresh!

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krl2112
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on February 11, 2016. Look is orange with a two finger head and lingering lacing. Smell is fresh squeezed oranges.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A brilliant gold pour crowned by a clingy 2” sudsy white foam collar. S: Herby, grassy, some citrus. T: The palate starts malty, then the citrusy, herby hops hold forth and guide you to a lingering drying finish with citrus rind bitter notes. Improves as it warms. Lingering herbal, citrusy bitterness. F: Very smooth and creamy. Medium full body, just on the low side of medium carbonation O: Very well done and worth repeating

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Photo of JeffSK
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint on tap

A: Amber in color with a slight haze could be because it is so cold. Tight head with a creamy looking head

S: grass with some candy like melon smells and some bready malts

T: some of that bubble gummy sweet melon tastes and grassy with a huge dose of bitterness and malty

M: almost medium but slightly watery

O: This is a malt bomb with hints of sickly sweet melon tastes and a massive acidic bitterness on the finish very average beer

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Photo of hilgart1
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeard89
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B33rcules
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CIBoy10
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Look- Draught at Loosa Brews in Tuscaloosa, AL. Nice light orange with great head and lacing.

Smell - Citrusy and DANK. Very earthy.

Taste - Hop bomb engage. So so so dank early on (think Stone Enjoy By 2.14.15). Fades to heavy citric bitterness that lasts throughout the finish. After I while I really wanted more balance though.

Feel - Crisp enough. Feels like a DIPA. So stringent and pungent it really starts to wear on you.

Overall - I like it. It's like a souped up Stone Enjoy By. Should be called DANK BOMB. With that being said it lacks all semblance of balance and will punish you. I mean punish you. I won't lie it destroyed both my palate and digestive system.

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Photo of mjpolzin
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Citra Bomb from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 70 ratings