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:
517
Reviews:
74
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
6.71%
 
 
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249
Gots:
66
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 517 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of kyledover
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of varian7
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kontraband
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Burgh1328
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sfr26
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of conpen
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avas
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheAnk
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twizzard
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eddie5721
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NWHopinator
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kavinci
4.17/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle dated 1/31/17 poured into a Trillium snifter. Crystal clear apple juice body with two fingers of tightly packed white head that left moderate lacing as it slowly receded to a thin layer on top of the beer that was continuously replenished by several lazy bubble streams. Aroma is sweet Citra hops heaven; stone fruit, citrus, and slight alcohol. Taste is a stone fruit citrus bomb with a alcohol notes. A perfect example of what Citra hops can do. Mouthfeel is my only complaint about this beer. It's juicy and sugary up front, but the finish is incredibly dry. While I had zero difficulty finishing the bottle, I was definitely thirsty afterwards because of the drying effect of the alcohol. I would absolutely buy this again.

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful clarity, two inch white foam head on a clear amber pour
Heavy on the citra, smells of lemon/lime rind, sweet malt, slight grass, orange, peach
Wow, (initially underwhelming) juice bomb without any bite, the sweetness and full flavors come in towards the mid-back, tad too sweet for me
A bit thin and lacking on the mouthfeel
Worth seeking out, really great stuff!

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Photo of Cooper925
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
4.47 out of 5 based on 517 ratings.
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