20th Anniversary Citracado IPA
Stone Brewing

20th Anniversary Citracado IPA20th Anniversary Citracado IPA
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.32%
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
469
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 01, 2020
Added:
Dec 19, 2015
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  111
SCORE
91
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20th Anniversary Citracado IPA20th Anniversary Citracado IPA
Notes: For 20 years our passion for brewing and our obsession with hops have challenged traditional styles and expectations for beer. So it’s only fitting we commemorate this momentous occasion by crafting a liquid ode to bold brewing that satisfies your hop thirst and pays homage to our flagship San Diego brewery, located on Citracado Parkway (which itself pays homage to the citrus and avocado agricultural history of the region).

“Citracado” also teases the two key ingredients of this beer. “Citra” refers both to the juicy gem of a hop and its citrusy (and tropical) aromas and flavors. “Cado” inspired us to utilize wonderful, native avocado flower honey. Combine the two and the result pours like silk and abounds with enough hops to match our excitement for reaching this 20-year milestone. We thank you sincerely for the years of support and pledge that we will, as always, strive to live up to the reasons for your loyalty!
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Rated: 4 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Translucent bronze – somewhat darker than expected - and visible carbonation a bit on the low side. Forms a finger's worth of off-white head with good retention.

S: Tangerine-forward citrus, tropical fruits, and grapefruit. Plus pineapple and papaya. Biscuit sweet malt body, but no caramel on the nose - so it works better for me than I was afraid of. Not a huge nose perhaps, but nice.

T: Taste bitter orange, grapefruit pith, and pineapple. Lesser notes of dank and melon. A pretty nice combo, actually. A substantial sweetness from the malt body, but between the lack of caramel malts and that the whole thing is dried out from the honey, the flavors each play in their own sandbox well. Markedly bitter in the hang, with residual dank and oranges with some typical-of-Stone naked alpha acids.

M: Body on the heavy side for style. Alcohol present but integrated. Good carbonation sensation.

O: A big malty backbone on what I’m guessing is a big IPA, but the hops manage to not only stand up to it but still dominate the drink. Good beer from Stone again.
Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jan 15, 2018
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Rated by qrazvan from Romania

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A nice imperial IPA with sweet honey hints, mixed with a bitter fruity taste. Drank it in 2017, so maybe a little too late to fully appreciate it.
Nov 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by mishi_d from Romania

Aug 16, 2017
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Reviewed by MackT from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy, orangy look. Minimal head. From a 22oz. bottle. Was bottled 13 months prior, fridge kept.
Nice aroma, citra hop n' cado flower honey play off each other. Goes to the sweeter side, the mouthfeel is a tad more "thicker" than I would like. But regardless, it works.
After giving initial taste test review. The real appreciation is in the casual "drinking" the taste will come later. I like it, you may too.
Jul 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Mindsculptor from Texas

5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This thing is a changeling. The taste is constantly shifting from citrus, to melon, to tropical fruit and over again with a subtle honey in the background. Incredibly beer.
Jul 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by mwvman from Indiana

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by Buannaich from Colorado

May 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by needMIbeer from Virginia

May 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by axf4129 from Indiana

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by atone315 from Wisconsin

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by monkist from Hungary

May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by themegamancave from Illinois

May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.09 by clager from Michigan

May 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Apr 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a Westy chalice a very nice clean/clear dark golden yellow, color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which leaves a very nice medium size island and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus/pine notes. The taste is very very nice, hoppy, very nice touch of citrus/pine notes. Medium body, ABV is hidden very well, with a very nice slight dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew.
Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22 ounce bottle into a Creature Comforts glass. Bottled August 2016.

Pours with a hazy, copper/orange body. The head is moderate in size with good retention and ample soapy lacing.

Aroma: dank and fruity, with alcohol esters and hints of orange, grapefruit, melon, pine, yeast and biscuits.

Flavor: pungent and complex; moderately bitter for style. Largely follows the aroma but less dank, with suggestions of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Little pine. Well hidden alcohol.

Feel: full, smooth body; medium carbonation; dry finish.

Overall: a well crafted DIPA from Stone. Strongly flavored but reasonably well balanced,
Mar 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Caj1 from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Orange-bronze, cream-colored frothy head. Crystal clear.

Big hit of Citra hops on the nose, same as the tongue. Sweet without being cloying. Good malt to hops balance. Goes down smooth.

It's fine. I wish I could have it again.
Mar 14, 2017
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Kegged summer 2016; drank 9/26/16 on draft @ Village Tap.

See-through dull orange appearance.

Minimal white head; frothy lace.

Orange citrus, mango & cane sugar notes in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Mango & cane sugar flavors; no booze heat. Simple & sweet; enjoyable.
Feb 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Feb 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.97 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.78 by rorjets from Connecticut

Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by Jeremiah_Nelson from California

Feb 19, 2017
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Reviewed by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark bronze with a frothy, long lasting head. Lots of sheets and ridges of lace coat the glass on the way down. Floral, pineapple, tropical fruit hops mix with herbal honey notes in the aroma. Citrus, passionfruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit hops mix with sweet honey notes and biscuity malts in the taste. Moderate carbonation and a medium to full body in the finish. Moderate to high bitterness, hop fruityness and some honey sweetness in the very long finish.

A fantastic DIPA. Very complex and Citra heavy hop profile balanced by a delicous honey addition. Try this if you get the chance.
Feb 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by Jodio from Texas

Feb 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BigTrent from New York

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Dduquette from Maryland

Jan 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.48 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Jan 29, 2017
20th Anniversary Citracado IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 644 ratings