Double Citra®
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #11
Ranked #47
4.61 | pDev: 6.07%
9 minutes ago
May 29, 2011
Double Citra®Double Citra®
Notes: Imperial India pale ale brewed exclusively with Citra® hops.
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Rated: 4.69 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

9 minutes ago
Rated: 4.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Saturday at 04:28 AM
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.44/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Hazy pale orange with nice sheeting; candied orange slices with ganga, flowers, + resin on the nose; orange hard candy with hints of cantaloupe, apricot, mango, flowers, resin + menthol; smooth, oily, clean, crisp.

4 4.25 4.5 4.25 4.75

June 28 canning - just shy of 7 weeks old.
A delicate flower: so measured, seamlessly executed and well-balanced, it’s difficult to parse.
Orange jellies, yeah, but leave it on the palate + it unfolds into orchard, tropical and flavours I don’t even associate with Citra. Lingers endlessly, shifting in tone and intensity.
And, like Heady, I wouldn’t call it NEIPA, but it gives a lot of those same notes.

The East Coast Pliny.
Sep 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz. Can served in a tulip. Pours a dull orange with a loose, 1/8th inch head, off-white head embedded with pinpricks and ringlets that quickly disperses into a thin, tight band around the shoulders. Clarity is slightly haze. Nose expresses bright notes of mandarin navel oranges and a hint of pith. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of light, crackery/biscuity malts. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an assertive carbonation and a kiss of dryness at the finish. Overall, well-crafted and well-balanced.
Sep 07, 2022
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Reviewed by jdhops from Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Canned 8/9/22.

L: Pours a hazy dark gold with a surprisingly small white head that rapidly thins to a film. Small bits of lacing.

S: Aromas of orange and lemon-lime, albeit faint.

T: Taste follows nose up front, remains in middle, then finishes with a nice dry bitterness.

F: Seems under carbonated and a bit flat.

O: Slightly off to the point that this may just be a bad can, at least by Hill Farmstead standards. Even so, the citrus flavor is well presented.
Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Dark gold clear pour from a can into a Willi - the best way to describe most HF IPAs is that they're just so clean, and balanced. Not an oversaturated mess like a lot of the beers coming out currently. This was really enjoyable - I was a little surprised that I didn't get punched in the mouth as much with the hops, but surprise does not equate to disappointed. This is an excellent beer - glad I finally got my hands on to one of these.
Aug 24, 2022
Rated: 4.97 by dmk82 from California

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy, dirty gold color. Solid two-finger head which lumpily and slowly recedes, leaving a spider web of lace on the glass.

Dry, weedy aroma of plenty of post-boil dry hopping. Very vegetalThere's also some alcohol warming, oily pale malt smell.

Moderate body (which is thinner than I expected from Hill Farmstead. The carbonation is elevated making the beer spritzy. The malt portion is lighter but lasts throughout the tasting. The Citra hop is also present throughout the tasting. Less oily than the smell implies but there's still some background alcohol warmth. Long bitter aftertaste.
Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by bubseymour from Maryland

Jul 02, 2022
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Rated by npolachek from New York

4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The best IPA - rocks Tree House.
Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 11, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2022
Rated: 4.77 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

May 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Paul9656

4.77/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Light on the carbonation. Hazzy darker yellow. Very easy to drink. On the front there is nothing but offensive deliciousness and on the back a hoppy bitter taste that lingers on the tongue. Delicious, simple, succinct.
May 06, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Budlum from Maryland

May 05, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by Greg24 from Ohio

Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury. Very nice showcase of Citra -- tons of rich orange, dankness, spiciness, and rounded out by a lightly cheese-like yeast character. The oat-heavy malt bill makes for a pillowy soft mouth feel.

Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by bret27 from California

Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 4.87 by Piffler from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned on 10/6/21; consumed on 10/28/21

Pours an almost turbid golden burnt orange body capped with two fingers of lush, fluffy, white foam; good head retention yields a thin layer of cap, a hearty, expansive collar, and generous spread of webby/spotty lacing coating the walls of the glass.

Aroma opens to deeply floral citrus refined to fresh orange juice accents and a fluffy lime underlay; papaya rind and soft melon ease over the middle as tinges of black peppercorn phased effortlessly into flaky, plush malt profile on the back end of the bouquet.

Taste shows mango upfront grazed with pineapple tart transitioning to lemon meringue against a fluffy malt base over the mid-palate; melon touches the back end, a briefly sweet interlude as musty grass and delicate, underripe passionfruit and grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel offers a medium body with a fluffy, moderate-high carbonation, dispersing a hoppy twang fusing to juiciness over the mid-palate; the back end highlights a zesty character invigorating a taut, drying finish.

Waves of stimulation texture effortlessly attenuated character, seeing a pillowy malt profile support zesty citrus and pangs of sweeter tropical nectar in playful contrast; common with Hill's DIPAs, stimulating yet universally approachable displays.
Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 5 by NickandToni from New York

Oct 14, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 29, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Aug 21, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Aug 21, 2021
Rated: 4.65 by akk14 from Illinois

Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Aug 12, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by WormGod from New York

Aug 02, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2021
Rated: 4.94 by jdow117 from Ohio

May 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Sblairmiller from Maine

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I live in Maine.
I thought the best beer made in America was DINNER .....Maine Beer Co.
I was wrong.
The best beer made in America is Double Citra .... Hill Farmstead.
Incredible .... hard to find .... dirt road ... no reception.
It's worth it.
May 30, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by BSW from California

May 23, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.91 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
Rated: 5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.57 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2021
Rated: 4.65 by OfficerKramitz from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by Hokie95PSU from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 4.9 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Oct 30, 2020
Double Citra® from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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