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
Ranking:
#8,180
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
694
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
141
Trade:
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Ratings: 694 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of Gajo74
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color. A moderate foam head retains nicely. Once it dissipates, it leaves a sudsy layer of film and lacing that last throughout.
What strikes me first about the aroma is less the fruit and more the caramel malt. Its toffee like sweetness remains throughout. However, fruity aromas from the citra hops begin to emerge and develop. They comprise hints of mango, tangerine, peach, and passion fruit.
The taste is juicy yet with a dry palate. Flavors of grapefruit, passion fruit, orange and melon. All throughout, an ever present caramel malt backbone adds a moderate sweetness and fullness. The hops provide a gentle bitterness as well as the aforementioned fruity notes, as well as a touch of pine.
Medium bodied and gently carbonated. Soft and smooth mouthfeel contrasts nicely with a level of crispness. Juicy, dry and with a nice chewy malt character.
A really nice Pale Ale. I will have it again.

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Photo of marcov
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks great. Finger worth of frothy off white head that has good retention. Beer is golden in color and see through.
The smell has some slight dank from hop presence but think I'm picking up more malt.
The flavor is very similar to the nose. Hop presence but more malt.
Overall, this was good but nothing spectacular or groundbreaking. But for the price point I got it at (2.99 for a bomber) it's a good one to have. Try it if you see it at a decent price.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear amber honey with the most massive head. Delightful citrus aroma, and smooth citrus taste. Mouthfeel seems lighter than the ABV. Really easy drinking.

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Photo of DillDoe
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites, an absolute Citrus bomb!

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Photo of xxperrin
4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of BB1313
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; creamy white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus along with some fresh bread and crackers. Some floral notes. Malts do their thing. The flavors are pretty clean and crisp. Grapefruit and lemon notes are there. Subtle hints of caramel. Fresh grass is there with some mild hints of pine. More bread and crackers. Malts do their thing once again, but they are balanced and don't dominate. Solid hop bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and easy drinking stuff.

This is a nice pale ale. It might drink a bit bigger than your traditional pale ale, but it ultimately stays true to style. It's refreshing and enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of hozersr
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmecca
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sshomali
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JKG
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beeragent
3.07/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
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 -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 694 ratings