Citra Must Be Destroyed! Double IPA | Spring House Brewing Company

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Citra Must Be Destroyed! Double IPACitra Must Be Destroyed! Double IPA
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3.94/5
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108 Ratings
Citra Must Be Destroyed! Double IPACitra Must Be Destroyed! Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rifugium on 06-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,275
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
108
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Photo of woodychandler
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Leave it to one of my local buddies to keep hooking me up with beers! I keep telling him that the eradication of The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody takes precedent & he adheres to that request, but when he arrives with CANs for The CANQuest (tm), it is impossible to deny his bequest.

From the CAN: Nothing. Citra is imagined as a rampant monster, hence her destruction.

Once more, I Crack!ed the CAN open, but between its being a 16-fl. oz. pounder CAN & the current trend of light-to-no filtration, I decided to CANduct a gentle Glug as who knows what is what. Unbidden, I got two fingers of soapy, foamy, tawny head with decent retention that left behind heavy lacing as it fell. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, enticing The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus to come to my aid in destroying Citra. It was precisely their efforts that enabled us to be successful in this endeavor! Nose was the expected grapefruit & caramel that I know & love from hours spent at their Taproom. I am a Mug Club member & this is a go-to on draft, especially during Wednesday night Trivia. Mouthfeel was medium, light for the style. The taste began with a roaring blast of grapefruit-citrusiness from Citra's maw, but it was followed by a cooling spray of caramel malt to keep my palate from going into overload. It still put my eyes to watering as a torrential rain fell outside, I suppose that if you play with Citra, you CAN expect to get burned. Oh, man, I love this beer! Finish was dry, but not super-dry & the ABV was sneaky, despite its evocative fieriness on the label. I may need a lay-down after this one!

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Photo of MFMB
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a Amber/orange with a nice white head. Nose is of citrus and of pale malts. Taste is very malt forward, a little to much. Very APA like. There is a mellow citrus bite to it. Lemon and orange with light bitter grapefruit. Medium to full bodied. Semi oily mouthfeel that clears and finishes fairly dry

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

Photo of MikeWard
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

part of a 5oz flight yesterday at Champs in Altoona.

Looks nice. Yellow slightly hazy body, decent white head with good lacing.

Aroma is good with a solid hit of citra hops.

Nice and tasty. well balanced. bitterness from hops with a solid malt background. alcohol, to me at least, is well hidden, which can be a dangerous thing.

Medium to full on the mouth. bittersweet finish.

Overall a very solid and enjoyable DIPA. best drink of the evening at Champs.

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Photo of hozersr
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ddunaway937
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of terrysjag
4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was very surprised with this beer. Never heard of the brewery Spring House. This IPA was refreshing and nicely hippy . Not over the hill just real good.

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Photo of madelf66
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curmudgeon236
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mportnoy
1/5  rDev -74.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just got around to trying one. Undrinkable.

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Photo of norehowsky
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JHop
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Smell is terrible, almost like cat pee. And, the taste is not much better.

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Photo of DerekMorgan
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TTripp725
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Citra Must Be Destroyed! Double IPA from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 108 ratings