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Citra Extra Pale Ale | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
658
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
22.54%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
133
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 129 | Ratings: 658
Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up two 22oz bombers from Olive Tree Market here in OB for $7. each and drank them with a good friend straight from the bottle (I know, i'm a savage for not pouring it into a glass - whatever!).

Bottle states: 6% ABV / 45 IBU

A: Drank it from the bottle - averaged the points with the rest of the aspects of this brew.

S: Super hoppy (like an IPA by most people's standards) - very earthy, fresh cut grass, herbal tea with a good dose of sweet malt at the end that takes a back seat to the hop presence which is dominant in the overall mix.

T: Big time floral hop starts this one off right - earthy and resinous, citrus rinds and a hint of vanilla with a good dose of sweet malt, fresh grain and crackery goodness. The hop/malt balance is much more evened out in the flavor over the nose but this is not a complaint. This beer should really serve as a threshold to all pale ales out there that consider themselves to be world class without having any type of hop character - this has it all - both hop and malt are cranked way up, but work perfectly together.

M: Light to medium bodied, a bit sticky with perfect carbonation for the style. Finish is creamy and smooth - goes down like nothing.

Overall this is one of the better pale ales out there - it truly does feature the Citra hop, which is one of my favorites. Not sure why this one doesn't get more love here, though people have a tendency to grade a beer similar to the person before them (???) - someone mentioned "body odor" in the flavor/nose - haha...what!? Don't be fooled. Me and my buddy could't get enough of this one. My only grip is $7. per bottle - just outrageous! Knock the price down to $4.99 where it belongs and i'm sold!

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Photo of Vanlingleipa
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When you can pop the cap off an IPA and immediately catch a strong whiff of hops, you know there's some hopsy lovin' going on. Not the intense grapefruitiness of Citra DIPA, but a nice, stiff aroma that deepens as it's poured into a pint glass. Color starts gold with orange coming in as the glass is held to light.

Taste is straightforward bitterness, not too intense, but a single-note flavor as the brew is swished all around the inside of the mouth, giving away to a slight citrus feel on the sides of the tongue. A mild, bark-like bitterness is the last taste sensation left.

I call it refreshing. Have no idea how old the bottle is, but suspect I've gotten a hold of a recent batch. It's a simple beer, but that's probably the nature of a single-hop brew. Quite worthy.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.11/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I write this review instead of using "Hads" to keep track of my tastings so that it can garner sufficient reviews to get a grade.

Pours a clear orange amber with gold highlights and a light pure white head. Nice looking although head fades fast.

Nose starts with an almost saison funkiness but goes to a bit of "smelly" oranges. No other way of putting it but smells a bit like "sweet sweat." Hints of body odor in my beer is not what I'm looking for.

Mouthfeel is medium/thin but quickly forgotten with the giant assertive pine/bark/old bitter grapefruit skin flavor profile.

Flavors are big and bold but just singularly unattractive.

Finish is all bitter pine/earth/old grapefruit skin.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12/17/2011

On tap at Churchill's.

A: Transparent yellow gold with a finger of white froth.

S: Aromatic tangerine meets grainy malt with notes of bread and caramel. The nose is dry with a decent amount of orange pith.

T: Bready, grainy malt with little sweetness, blending with faint tangerine and orange notes. Bitterness is at a moderate level. Finishes dry and bitter with citrus rind.

M: Upper light body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A solid single hop pale ale. Not exactly bursting with flavor or aroma, but there are worse things than tending toward insipidity.

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Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 658 ratings.
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