20th Anniversary Citracado IPA | Stone Brewing

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20th Anniversary Citracado IPA20th Anniversary Citracado IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by jaydoc on 12-19-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
639
pDev:
7.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Ratings: 639 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
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.

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Photo of Sellen
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mishi_d
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MackT
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.

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Photo of Mindsculptor
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buannaich
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of axf4129
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of themegamancave
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
3.09/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dms1767
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
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.

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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,

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Photo of Caj1
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.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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20th Anniversary Citracado IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 639 ratings