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Citra Extra Pale Ale | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Citra Extra Pale AleCitra Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Reviews: 127 | Ratings: 649
Reviews by Sorcerer:
Photo of Sorcerer
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz brown bottle. No bottling date evident. Timidly poured into a 22oz tulip glass yielded a generous head 2" head. Clear orange-copper-yellow color looks right for drinking.

Whiffs of wet plaster, fresh cut lumber, lawn mowing, drying paint, yep and grapefruit, promises a hop-tacular drinking experience ahead. Long lived droopy lacing that doesn't have that sedimentary (gulps) layer look

Pale ale with something extra spilled onto my thirsty tongue (parched from a long mountain bike ride) burst open with the anticipated piney hop flavinoids most agreeably and then developed most unexpectedly into a metallic reverberation, which was that bitterness shock with that APA lightness I like, then a thin (weak) sweet maltiness filling in all the short-lived blanks, before the final swallow, and the bitter remains of aftermath, not unlike a traditional IPA will leave behind.

Carbonation right where I like it (poured into a glass): very bubbly. Yet in my glass, after the pour, the beverage is quiet - then rebounds with tides of bubbles with each draft. Good to drink fast, slow, and in between. Good mouthfeel.

Overall a very good APA. I want another one.

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Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an impy nonic a deep burnt orange infused golden with a fluffy white slow to settle white head atop.Aromas are some what muted with leafy hops and a iron-like German lager style to it,a bit of citrus comes thru more as it sits.This a dry APA on all fronts,a crisper dry toasted malt base up against a herbal and citric hops profile,easy going down.

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Photo of ericstites
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Schlais
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of woodchipper
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hokualohilani
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lateralundertow
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregmoscetti
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of NWer
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into bottom of pint glass.
Aggressive head. Nice clear bronze. Head fades slowly leaving nice lace.
Nose very citric.
Taste overpowers with lemon zest. Very aggressive West Coast citrus up front with a nice malt backbone.
Aftertaste leaves a malty smoothness feel that is very pleasant.
Not at all what I expected peeking at the other reviews. A totally different experience that from others I know and respect.
To each his own. I liked this beer a lot and am very glad I snagged a bottle.

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Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mctizzz
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JupiterJesus
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as impressive as I was lead to believe. This is an extremely malty, caramel-y, bready beer. I've brewed my own citra IPA. I've crushed citra hops in my hands and breathed them in, chewed on the pellets and savored their unique flavor. I can't taste the flavors that make Citra unique in this beer - juicy, tropical, fruit punch,e tc. It tastes like you could throw in almost any American hop and it would taste the same.

Not a bad beer overall, but nothing memorable about it that would make me pick it over anything else.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcott
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of kindbeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 2” dense white foam collar that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Big citrus and tropical fruit aromas,
T: A rich creamy texture fills the mouth and then gives way to rich malt and light biscuit followed by a symphony of citrus, light fruit, tropical fruit and light malt flavors and an assertive bitter finish. The hop flavors and bitterness linger.
F: Very creamy soft on the palate with medium to medium full body and medium carbonation.
O: A big, refreshing citrusy American pale Ale loaded with tropical fruit flavors.

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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A darker orange and dark golden color comes out of the undated bottle. Mild thin head, not much in the way of lace or retention, but nothing detrimental going on. Mild citra hop aroma, nice, not over the top, even better as it warms up further.

Same in the taste, mild citrus and tropical notes. Toffee and caramel type of malt flavors. Not overly heavy, but maybe a bit bigger than in the extra pale ale's I prefer. Certainly doesn't deliver the massive hoppiness of some XPA's like Bruery, Jupiter, Drake's etc. . . maybe a lighter body and bolder use of the citra hop (like in Simtra) would allow this beer to shine even more, but as it is, its still a decent option, especially to smell moreso than taste.

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Photo of Mirthrandir
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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