Citra Extra Pale Ale | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Citra Extra Pale AleCitra Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A single hop, West Coast style American Pale Ale with intense hop flavor and aromas. This is a citrus bomb that has grapefruit and passion fruit aromas with citrus lime flavors.

Added by HopHead84 on 12-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
682
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
136
For Trade:
2
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Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I am now going back-and-forth between The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody & The CANQuest (tm), which many felt was getting short shrift. Hey, I listen to my fan base, if nothing else. Thus begins a short brewery horizontal.

From the bottle: "Single Hop Ale".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a very gentle pour. Without much coaxing, it formed a finger of dense, foamy, tawny head all on its own with good retention, to boot. Nose smelled of grapefruit and mint, rather than passion fruit & lime, or perhaps I do not remember what passion fruit smells like. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but big, especially for this style. Bottle marked it as 45 IBUs & I believe it. It definitely had a grapefruit flavor along with the now-emerging lime flavor, but it was really mellow. Like tea, man. Like, wow. There was no hint as to its ABV, except on the label & it was drinking really easily. The malt gave off a light caramel flavor, perhaps CaraPils? Wow, was this mellow! Man, I could drink this all day, but then I'd be really incapacitated. I deeply urge you to try some hop tea, if you get a chance & then try this beer, also if you get a chance. Finish was smooth, dry & very mellow. Dig?

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Photo of Ela
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sshomali
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JKG
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Pour Taproom (SC).
Pours with a clear amber body and a generous white head that has good retention.
Aroma: tropical fruits, especially citrus.
Flavor: tropical fruits!. This APA really captures and presents the tropical fruit flavor profile I love about Citra hops -- not every brewer manages this.
Mouthfeel: medium body with soft, medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beeragent
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly floral.
Smells wonderful. Big citrusy burst of aroma, matched and then some by the flavor.
This is crisp and light with a wonderful finish. Delicious and delightful.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Nugget in El Dorado Hills CA

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Photo of Lawl3ss
2.73/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gatornation
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed golden color with a large fluffy white head it recedes to a fresh cap. Dank citra with tropical fruit and sweet caramel malts. Taste has a nice citra burst with with nice passion fruit notes with lemon /lime and citrus. Medium carbonation with with a citra forward taste. Not bad at all ,had no problem finishing bomber.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this bottle! Bottled 11/3/16.

A - Medium copper colored pour with thin creamy head, but dense. Lacing is dense, thick, and sticky. Carbonation is light and steady.

S - Smell has faded quite a bit (my fault for sitting on the bottle this long). Aroma is caramel malt and light citrus grapefruit and a little sticky smelling.

T - Balanced with caramel malt blending into juicy grapefruit and finishes in a sharp grapefruit bitterness with a lightly spicy edge. Bitterness lingers with grapefruit and caramel sweetness.

M - Big medium body, gentle carbonation, a little watery on the finish.

O - This is a nice pale ale, wish I didn't sit on it for so long. (Was saving it for the holidays to share.)

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Photo of papposilenus
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Nordic pint glass, bottled 11/08/16. Pours a very bright and attractive yellow, with a 3 plus finger white that leaves a wall of lace behind.

Smell passion fruit, lemon, pine, tangerine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste is a tad more aggressive passion fruit, guava, lemon, pine, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, plenty of life, a whisker dry, and very drinkable.

Overall this is a very nice brew, earth shattering not quite, especially for the steep price tag. That being said they are starting to can beers and the price will be better soon.

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Photo of c_tails
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a large bottle

unsure of date, didn't have it on the bottle

pours a pretty clear darker amber / orange

taste - much more malt than i expected. maybe it was an old bottle? it didn't taste super fresh but was still really good. certainly hop forward but the malt sweetness was more present than i expected, a caramel sweetness. it nicely balanced with the hops. didn't fully get the in your face juice citra i was expecting.

medium mouth feel, nice carbonation

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Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 682 ratings.
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