Double Citra | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Imperial Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Citra hops from the American Pacific Northwest.

Added by Satchboogie on 05-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,772
Reviews:
214
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
6.64%
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Skellbop
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 7irondave
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look is full on hazy dirty peach color with nice white head.

Smell is citra hops all day.

Taste follows the nose.... citra hops in a big way.

Feel is so soft and smooth.

Overall a fine beer from a fine brewery. Glad I got the opportunity to try It!

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Photo of dohedan
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of neil2me
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MilaMila
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jsalz21
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dadthew
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fathercharles
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psychgawsple
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.69/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zshaft
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vinces915
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favourite from HF

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JCatala
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.59/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ my favourite bar in NYC.

Currently, this has a 100 on Beeradvocate, and is #57 in the Top 250.

Notes are regrettably brief given a bar environment.

APPEARANCE: Hazy orange body. Soft creamy white head. Thick coating of lacing adheres to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

AROMA: Very faint and muted, actually. Pale malts, citrus, a hint of yogurty tang.

Aromatic intensity is surprisingly low. Quite a reticent beer aromatically.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Coating, smooth, wet, refreshing, tangy. Perfect carbonation. Medium-bodied. Soft.

Taste is less well executed than the mouthfeel. Flavours of yogurty tang, faint citrus, and pale malts. None of the juiciness and orange flesh vividness I love about Citra hops is showcased here. Still, it's quite well balanced even if it lacks intricacy and adequate depth.

Hop-emphatic without being bitter.

OVERALL: Undeniably good, though I think counting it amongst the best imperial IPAs currently brewed is a bit optimistic. I'm glad I got to try it, and it's ludicrously drinkable, but it isn't mindblowing work and fails to showcase the more impressive characteristics of the Citra hop in my opinion. Hill Farmstead erases any bitterness from this Citra-hopped ale, but some concomitant bitterness is desirable in an (imperial) IPA in my opinion.

Absolutely worth trying, but far from incredible or world-class.

B (3.59) / GOOD

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Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.52 out of 5 based on 1,772 ratings.
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