8 1/2 w/ Citra
Brouwerij West

8 1/2 w/ Citra8 1/2 w/ Citra
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IPA - American
Ranked #1,731
Ranked #52,582
4.22 | pDev: 4.98%
Brouwerij West
California, United States
Very Good
8 1/2 w/ Citra8 1/2 w/ Citra
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up as an extra in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave nice wisps.

S - Big aromas of citrus peel and orange creamsicle.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more loads of orange creamsicle notes. Really nice citrus peel.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, though the body is heavy.

O - Overall this was a good albeit super flawed beer with some really yeasty issues. Unfortunate.

Serving Type: can

Dec 01, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date, terrible name, really weird sticker label thing, wtf

Big foamy pillowy thick head fades slowly, decent legs and lacing, hazy lemony blond color

Nose tons of citrus, mango and tangerine, pulp, loads of papery mango papaya like, sweet candy and fruity malt citrus tropical like, tons of cereal grain pulpy paper. orange cream

Taste mild sweetness, tons of citrus, clementine tangerine like, papery pulp wheat dough, grassy herbal notes, fair creamy toasted doughy malts, papery pulp thing, mineral chalky thing, but otherwise bad, all chalky and citrus pulp

Mouth is med bod, papery pulpy, decent but lighter carb

Overall ok at best, so much chalky mineral pulpy, really fell short on execution, hops are OK but bleh

Dec 01, 2018
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TheBrewsky from California

4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Murky yellow in color. A finger of frothy head with nice retension. Heaps of lacing.
S: Mango, pineapple, papaya and citrus. Very juice-forward.
T: Straight juice bomb. Mango is dominant, with big citrus flavors.
F: Soft and pillowy. Perfect carbonation. Just how I like NEIPAs.
O: Very enjoyable. I would drink again and I am glad to have tried. Cheers!

Nov 24, 2018
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darktronica from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pint can obtained as an extra in a recent trade. Cloudy, light golden-yellow. Yeast, cantaloupe and honeydew melon on the nose, with some secondary tangerine and sweeter citrus notes. Pretty similar on the palate, with the addition of some floral lilac and lavender notes. Very delicate, fluffy head and pillowy-soft mouthfeel.

Nov 18, 2018
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pants678 from California

4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Yellow orange, doesn't have that milky quality.

Lemon, tangerine, grapefruit.

Sticky orange candy. Not as striking as orange or grapefruit juice, for some reason it doesn't hold throughout. Stepping away from it between sips helps.

Pithy finish, seems a touch dry for the style.

Nov 14, 2018
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RaulMondesi from California

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I find this beer to be a bit interesting.

Now, Raul ain’t no hop savant. If you told him to sniff this bag of hops, or that one, he ain’t gonna be like, ‘bingo!’ and then know which one is Simcoe or which is Godzilla, you feel me? So what the Raul man finds that’s interesting is that not too long ago he had another 100% Citra beer (Citra Showers by Noble) and it was nothing near in taste to this one! Which makes Raul think, “Do all twins taste differently?” Ima have too hop on that and find out.

Anyway, what’s amazing about this beer is this ultra lush creamy feel that it has on the back end of things. It’s probably even better than watching Kim K eating a hot fudge Sunday.


Nov 01, 2018
8 1/2 w/ Citra from Brouwerij West
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings