Citra Showers | Noble Ale Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States
noblealeworks.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rollzroyce21 on 01-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
529
Reviews:
77
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
6.95%
 
 
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252
Gots:
68
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dadthew
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BartS
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anvindr
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.67/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.71/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz into Snifter. Canned on June 13th 2017.

L: Hop haze honey gold, finger width head dissipates quickly leaving behind a thin ring.

S: As you would expect an entirely Citra hopped DIPA to be this smells entirely of citrus, orange, mango, grapefruit.

T: Again entirely citrus flavors as previously listed.

F: Medium body, average carbonation, slightly syrupy, dry finish.

O: This could be better. Not bad though. I don't get how this gets rated as high as it does to be honest, not complex, simple.

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4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Citra Hopped Double IPA 8.8% ABV | 77 IBU

This beer pours out a nice dark golden brown that reminds me of a perfectly toasted mallow. It has a nice 2-3 inches of thick head that slowly fades. The beer initially has some lacing but as it warms the lacing fades.

I was hit as soon as I opened this beer with hops. Seriously, as soon as the can opened the hops hit me. As it warmed it took on that lovely western IPA weedy scent, some grain, lemon, and orange peel.

The mouth on this one is full and refreshing. However, as this beer warms it almost becomes a little flat.

The taste hit me with a mix of hops and grain that i almost couldn't pick up anything else. After a few minutes in this beer picked up just as the nose did. Nice citrusy/orange, refreshing taste that didn't overpower you with bitterness.

Overall, this beer is one of my favorite beers recently. The beer doesn't have an overpowering scent other than what you expect from a west coast IPA. The taste and mouth on this beer is what take it to the next level. It is light, full, refreshing and finishes with just the right about of hops to make you keep the beer within reach.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper to brown in color with a half inch of dense off white. The aroma is of citrus hops, light malt, and floral hops. Amazing nose. I'm tasting citrus to mandarin orange hop flavor along with some light malt. The mouth is lightly resinous and chewy.

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Photo of kyledover
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of varian7
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kontraband
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Burgh1328
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sfr26
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of conpen
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at Noble Ale Works.

Look: Golden amber. Looks like 90% of IPAs out there.

Smell: Heavy, heavy tropical aroma. Can't pinpoint the exact fruit. Not surprising considering it's a single-hopped with Citra. Has that extra bit of alcohol smell that doubles usually have.

Taste: Grapefruit is the most overwhelming flavor for me. Bitter and sweet. A nice mix of citrus and tropical notes.

Feel: The beer sits on my tongue for a while, and it's nice. The grapefruit flavor lingers, with a nice dry bitterness.

Overall: Pretty damned delicious. A ridiculously drinkable Imperial from Noble.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avas
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheAnk
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
4.46 out of 5 based on 529 ratings.
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