One Hop IPA #2: Citra | Garrison Brewing Company

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One Hop IPA #2: CitraOne Hop IPA #2: Citra

Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Ivanhoes_Backpack on 06-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by mmurphy525:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber color le with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light citrusy hops with some subtle tropical fruits and a semi-sweet caramel malt backbone. Taste is also dominated by a mxi of citrusy and tropical fruits notes with a caramel malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but fell a bit short on the tropical fruit hoppy notes.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

#2 - Citra

Bought a 6-pack of this a few months back, but the beers still tastes pretty fresh and clean, though admittedly not as good as it once was.

A - pours a golden, orangey amber colour with a great half-finger of head that sits on top throughout.

S - huge citrusy hops from the citra, to be expected, but just so pleasant, some floral notes. The cups from my dishwasher are kind of rank though, oops.

T - sweet hops giving way to great bitterness quickly. nice grapefruit flavours and the bitterness is very strong on the backend.

M - medium body, decent carbonation.

Overall this is a great IPA by Garrison, probably one of the best IPA's in all the maritimes. Admittedly better when fresh (ie. should have reviewed this earlier), but still very good a few months off the shelf. I'd love to try this on tap if ever given the chance, I imagine I would then give it an even higher rating.

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One Hop IPA #2: Citra from Garrison Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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