Citra Extra Pale Ale | Knee Deep Brewing Company

Citra Extra Pale AleCitra Extra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
77.8%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 686 Ratings
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:
#6,856
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
686
Liked:
534
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
9.74%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
139
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 686 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of MrTcell
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice and juicy

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with strong flavors of fruity citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice beer to drink for a long time.

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

Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. "Extra Pale Ale". Huh, tell me again why this isn't just called an IPA?

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and silken off-white head, which leaves some low-lying cloud cover lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of dank pine resin, zippy red grapefruit and blood orange citrus rind, a prominent earthy flintiness, muddled, yet still exotic tropical fruit, crackery caramel malt, and some further leafy, weedy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is gritty, grainy pale and caramel malt, a less dank pine cone and needle astringency, sort of pithy mixed domestic citrus, waning wet stone path notes, an equally understated tropical fruitiness, and more leafy, herbal, and floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are nicely rendered in their come-hither and fluffy frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, even the heady hops barely making a dent here. It finishes off-dry, the green hoppy acridity, the still good to go, but not particularly engaging fruitiness, and checked-out malt configuring themselves thusly.

Like the few other examples of this 'augmented' style that I've come across, Knee Deep's version comes across as a merely thinned out IPA, the hops large and in charge, while the malt duly wavers. Maybe I'm just a proponent of balance (see Session IPAs for a treatise in the other direction), but fucking with the boundaries of a single ingredient isn't always what it's cracked up to be.

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

Photo of Santosizer
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Man this beer had a lot going on. It had so many variables that I think people forget this is a traditional pale ale with a little something extra. Poured into my Betty IPA glass.

Look: Poured a beautiful clean and clear gold, Nice head retention at 2 fingers.

Smell: Just wonderful, best part of this beer is the smell. It smells like citra, simcoe, tropical, peach, mango, bubble gum thickness, pine sap.

Taste: This is where things got weird. The beer tastes nothing like the nose. Very mild in this sense. Tasted of watered down pineapple juice.

Feel: Probably the biggest disappointment of this beer. It was extremely watery. And ended with that classic pale finish. It goes from watery to dry. It's extremely strange and unsatisfying in a beer.

Overall: I would have loved this given the taste mimicked the smell. And even if it did not, the most important thing is the mouthfeel. Its like watered down light beer bad in the body.

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Photo of BeerforLunch
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maryobeerian
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this on tap at Federatl Taphouse, enjoyed chilled in a tulip

the color is lightly hazed golden with a slight darker shade and light head with fine bead. The smell is very fruity tropical and mildly dank with herbal accents -lovely citra aroma. The feel is great with a mostly dry body with moderately bitter texture and low alcohol in the feel.

The taste is very good with nice tropical and tangy grapefruit with light herbal/spiced hop character and dry finish with lasting bitterness. The malt is very light and the hops are the main flavor with juicy quality with the aroma sending you back to the tropical and citrus in the taste with each sip. I love how there is simplicity yet this is a very drinkable ale. I have had other Citra single hop beers I did not think were done as well as this especially in the aroma which is why I gave this excellent rating - I recommend this to fans of Citra hops.

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Photo of DrBier
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PGD120
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonld23
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kerry4porters
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Extol
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours a very clear yellow color. Smell - citrus all day. Taste - hops, slight citrus flavors roaming around. Overall - good, not great.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A solid pale ale.

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Photo of kell50
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.06/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Phil-T_Phil_30
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyable beer. Citrus notes hit the palate. Nice and refreshing, especially watching the Giants miss the playoffs during an odd year. Get those pesky Dodgers next year, G-Men!

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Photo of Adamostella
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 686 ratings
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