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:
1,759
Reviews:
213
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
6.64%
 
 
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1,134
Gots:
178
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Ratings: 1,759 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden body with a foamy white head. Aroma is big and citrusy, grassy with hints of tropical fruits. Flavor is big and juicy with huge citrus. Feel is smooth, medium bodied and very drinkable. Really awesome DIPA that showcases citra.

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Photo of Roy1586
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jhfinn
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mock_in
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite HF hoppy beer!
Tapped/filled growler on 2/22, drank on 2/25.
Look was a very pretty cloudy/hazy dark orange.
Smell hit me from a foot away when I popped the growler. The citra hops are beautiful on this! Strong mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, peach. I spend a lot of time just smelling this.
Taste was great also. All of the aroma points, but not so much the melon. Very easy-to-drink, and very pronounced citra flavors.
Very smooth. No sharpness on the aftertaste. Almost sticky in your mouth.
Overall, this is quite easily one of my favorite hoppy beers, and certainly my tops from HF's hoppy offerings. I wish HF canned their IPAs/APAs to make them more accessible. I want this beer a lot more! World class!

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

Pours a hazy, almost milky, pale yellow with a rich frothy two finger head that slowly dies down. Very nice lacing.

The aroma here is big on orange and lemon zest. Lighter bits of peach. It definitely leans more into the fruity aspects than the herbal ones but there is a tinge of lemongrass. It's also got a little bit of cattiness but nothing disruptive.

Taste is sweet up front, actually right up until the grapefruit bitterness kicks in, it's sweet. I note the sweetness first because it takes all the fruit flavors and makes them candy flavors. Like the nose, it's orange lemon and peach, in the mode of orange creamsicle, the lemony flavors are sharp and almost come across as tart. The herbaherbal cattiness comes through for a blip with the bitterness.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, very smooth, slightly sticky, and a crisp and biting carbonation although the carbonation is a smidge low (could be attributed to growler format).

Overall this is one of those first brews from a brewery that hooks you and makes you say 'Okay I'm going there and trying everything.' If they excute as many styles as they brew as good as this, they are a superb brewery (and I hear they do). This is a very well made beer, perhaps a bit sweet for my taste buds, but I can sip this all day

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Photo of cnjosephson15
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5

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Photo of ead73
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of tblack4d
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Borntobrew
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GKeefer
4.92/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Photo of jrand2621
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tidesox28
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AleToTheVictors
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManMoosePig
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samdaddy
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it at the armsby abbey- where else! Hill Farmstead has figured out something that the rest of the breweries haven't- so simple yet so good.

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Photo of Boilerup
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
4.52 out of 5 based on 1,759 ratings.
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