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Citraholic | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 04-23-2012

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Clear and golden in color. Nose is heavy of hops as is the taste. The follow through is resinous and continues the hops. Much pine in the flavor and the nose. Great IPA

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I've never reviewed this! Now that it's in a new format, might as well.

Citralholic pours a nearly perfect deep gold with a foamy white frosting on top. It's crystal clear,as I can see my fingers through the liquid on the back side of the glass. Beautiful. Not to mention the lovely patchy lace all over.

Lemon, lime, and melon emerge as it's poured. A little cat piss comes through as it warms and with bigger inhalation.

The flavor starts where the smell left off. Lemon, lime, melon, and a light sugary cookie like sweetness. Zesty is the best word for me, at least

Crisp, clean, dry, and bitter. Not quite as bitter as I'd like, but very well constructed. It's very easy to return to almost immediately after each sip.

Citraholic is a great IPA. One that I could drink all day, every day and is much better than the vast majority of "West Coast" IPA's out there. It's clean and showcases Citra hops very well. Cheers!

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Photo of Zythophile
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can Date: 10/11/17
Palate Contaminants: pasta with heavy dairy sauce

Look is a translucent gold, and there's a good amount of fine white head.

The smell is peaches and pears and limes and marshmallows. Very pleasant level of sweetness, and there's some depth to the fruit flavor.

The pears are the main fruit flavor that carries over. Green leaves in there, too. There's also a surprising amount of alcohol, enough to knock it down a notch. Not a lot of white grapefruit on the nose, but plenty in the flavor. That means bitterness, but it's not overbearing. It's one of those brews that could easily be great, but stalls at merely pretty good.

Smooth with well integrated carbonation. The alcohol eventually goes away, leaving bitter grapefruit and pears. Malt also doesn't show up for me until the aftertaste.

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Photo of Roguer
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Transparent golden brew, with good head production and retention.

Fruity, dank, glorious aroma. Grapefruit, pine, melon, pale malt, caramel malt (perhaps the honey malt?).

On the palate, it's peppery, piney, juicy, and dank. Mango, melon, and berries. For my preferences, this is a little young for a Citra brew (2 weeks old), but it tastes fantastic. Really reminiscent of some of the best Citra-hopped brews out there.

Crisp and lively, although a touch syrupy. Balanced and bitter - in this way, it hearkens back to classic West Coast IPAs (and DIPAs).

Really excellent beer, one I would be overjoyed to have on tap, and I'm glad to have tried. Going back and forth between 4.25 and 4.5 on Taste and Overall. There's just a slight skunky, earthy grassiness to the overall profile that detracts ever so slightly; that could just be personal preference on my part.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billshmeinke
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Golden and slightly hazy hue. Big frothy white head. Loads of lacing left behind.

Smells of round honey notes punctuated by sharp and acidic hops. Hops come through as dank pot with hints of mango and pineapple.

Taste is slightly bitter with acidic fruits, mango mostly, and dank/earthy herbal grassiness.

Mouthfeel is fairly light and fluffy for the abv. Sharp, spicy and direct.

I don't like IPA/DIPA's usually, unless they are very well done. The balance is nice here. And quite well done. Drying and bitter, with honey like sweetness and hints of tropical fruit.

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Photo of LA_Hue24
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells like oranges looks like honey. This tastes like if you bit into an orange peel and all. A bit too astringent (bitter) on the finish for me. However with that said very tasty brew.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
3.26/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to my jet-setting wife for adding this to her luggage as she returned from San Diego a couple weeks back. 22 oz. bottle dated 8-28-17 split with said jet-setter.

Pour: straight cash gold, homie. Plenty of life. Tons of lemon, with compliments of citric acid, in the nose.

Citraholic is, well, an IPA. There’s the hops that show via lemon, citrus, & that danky dankerson that I get when there’s been too much citra tossed into the frying pan. Bitterness is moderate, offset some by an almost honeyed sweetness. Light bodied & very easy to drink.

Pretty good beer, but there’s just not much interesting going on here.

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Photo of Blazer22
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mikkeller Bar San Francisco. A 500ml pour into a mini pint glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour, with a one finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple with hints of pine.

Taste: Bitter, orange, citrus pith, pineapple, pine and hints of caramel.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing and very drinkable.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 8-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip
From: Craft Kitchen in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.00
Purchased: Aug. 5, 2017
Consumed: Aug. 5, 2017
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: N/A

Picked this on a recent trip to Craft Kitchen to review some beers. Had tried this before, giving it a 4.25 on Untappd at Hamilton’s Tavern in January 2017. Beachwood BBQ always kills it so I was excited to get to review it. Untappd description was, “Hopheads rejoice! Citraholic is a "modern" West Coast IPA that's focused on Citra, one of our favorite new American hop varieties. Brewed with an abundance of Citra hops, we also blend in Warrior, Columbus, and Simcoe in the kettle for good measure. Citraholic is double dry hopped for two weeks with an abundance of Citra (and a touch of Columbus) imparting heavy aromas of citrus & tropical fruits with melon and gooseberry nuances. A base of American 2-row malt and scatterings of light British caramel malt create the perfect foundation for this unique and powerfully pungent IPA. You asked for it and we were happy to deliver! 99+ IBUs.”

Poured a gold, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Very light bubbles coming up along the bottom of the glass. Very good spotty lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled Citra, Simcoe (thank you Alpine Singled Out - Simcoe), pink grapefruit, mango, melon, mixed berry, passion fruit and guava. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted dry-hopped Citra, similar to yesterday’s Benchmark Beaten Path that I had. Also Simcoe, pink grapefruit, mango, mixed berry, passion fruit, guava, buttery wheat, peach and pineapple. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Creamy-to-oil carbonation. Average carbonation. Juicy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This was just as good as I remembered it. Excellent. (Overall - 4.25)

4.22 | 94 | A-

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Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of varian7
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frosty11161
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorihall1
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emachine
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CartDog
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours golden w/ 1/2 inch head. Piney / grapefruit with a hint of floral smell. Light bodied with pine and grapefruit taste. AMAZINGLY GOOD BEER!

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Photo of leitmotif
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Citraholic from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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