Double Citra | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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4.61/5
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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
Ranking:
#35
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
1,877
pDev:
6.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 1/22/18 Drink by 3/5/18 12 oz.

A Double Dose of Citra hops!!
The pour brings forth a cloudy, dirty golden color liquid with white and amber highlights. A fresh, all white foam covering lasts long, bubbly froth continues full coverage with impressive lacing.

A very classic New England style DIPA nose....mega sweet, tropical fruit, sharp and peppery citrus galore! Sweet piney and spruce tip aroma's with light, grainy and honey sweet malted barley...a bit tangy and earthy, hints of vanilla way down deep.

The flavor is seriously impressive. Thick layers of Citra hop, citrus fruit, tangy herbs, earthy tones, sour apples, oranges, pineapple, soft, lush mouthfeel, light and very clean body. Amazing drinkability, you wanna just crush this can!! It doesnot list the abv. % ....seems seriously well hidden, like Heady Topper and Green. DC might have a slightly better earthy, dry kick in the finish then both of those excellent ipa's. Back to the mouthfeel and body texture....very impressive. Rolls Royce style ride!!!

The easyy, laid-back, crushability is unreal concidering the overall complexity of flavor, aroma and texture. This one is special.

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Photo of Tukiluka
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jleavitt08
4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GScow
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JuanFushashi
4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueLine2009
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sulldaddy
4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pouring a cold 12 oz can into a snifter. the beer is part of a recent trade with my friend Craig. Thanks!
The beer pours a hazy gold to orange color with a fleeting bleached white head of 1 cm foaming up and fading to a frothy surface layer quickly after the pour. The aroma is strong and hop centric with grapefruit and lemon with a bit of resinous pine sap mixed together. I also get just a bit of biscuity malt buried in this hoppy brew. I dont get any booze notes on this one.
The first sip reveals a fairly light crisp body with very fine and tingly carbonation. The texture is smooth and the beer glides across my palate effortlessly on each swallow.
The flavor is as the nose advertised at the start of this sampling. There is a bit of sweet biscuit malt and then a lot of citrus hop character with lemon and some orange mixing, which rolls to some more bitter rindy grapefruit. The beer dries out on the finish and does leave some rindy and resiny hops on the finish. Again I dont detect any booze and the beer drinks very easy. Quite a nice double IPA

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4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
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4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
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4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
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4.38/5  rDev -5%
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4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 1,877 ratings