Citraholic | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 04-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
295
Reviews:
52
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
46
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My name is DoubleJ, and I am a Citraholic. "Hi DouleJ!" I see my collegues have gathered at Beachwood Brewing for treatment, as a pint of Citraholic is one possible cure. On to the beer:

Pale orange colored and topped with a small head which retains well. A few bits of lacing cling around. The aroma, well....sigh...it's vibrant, filled of many fruit aroma, such as cantaloupe, orange, pineapple, and a lining of pine. It's an IPA that's one way, full of hops and just a little of noticeable base malt. In taste, that vibrant aroma is merely good as a flavor. There's a thin cracker-like malt which serves as a canvas for cantaloupe, orange, and mango flavors. It's not very bitter either and rather smooth.

I like Citraholic. However, my "disease" has not been cured.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got rained out during my trip to Beachwood: closed on Mondays. Ok, a bottle from the local spot will have to do.

Smells like my baby mama when she comes home from Burke Williams - this thang is money. Taste is pretty solid, but kind of like said baby mama a few hours after coming home from the day spa - things are a bit toned down. That being said, this dang sucker still has plenty of citrus pep in its step.

Get on it my minions.

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Photo of SanFranJake
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a golden amber color, little head but nice lacing. Smell is citrus and pine. Taste is citrus with some zest and pine. An excellent beer.

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

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rack0flamb
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pjvie
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfectly balanced west coast IPA's like this only come from Russian River and Alpine (Not Green Flash). Consider these three brewers artists over brewers. Masters of their hop craft. Seek this beer out!

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Photo of joeyjoey104
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of pchong
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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

this beer is phenomenal, it pours a beautiful light golden Amber with a finger of bone white head, the aroma is of lemon drops, tropical fruit, weed/grass and lemon zest.... The taste is so complex for an ipa...the flavors start out wit sweet candied lemon, lemon zest and a nice dank/grass flavor, as the beer warmed up there were flavors of mango, Mellon, red grape fruit with a zesty bitterness on the finish......I highly recommend this beer.....grade A+beer

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma is quite dank, citrusy with herbal hop notes. Taste starts hoppy up-front, quite bitter with harsh hop notes. Herbal and dank hop profile with a red grapefruit flavor on the aftertaste. Medium to light bodied, medium to low carbonation. Overall it's a quite good IPA with harsh hops but I don't mind it.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of riotontheroad
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannydetox
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beachwood knows it's way with this style to be sure. clear golden ale with noticeable lacing, the aromas are mango, apricot,and a touch of dankness. fruit forward on the palate, the beer finishes clean and dry. minimal malt profile - crackery dry. hit the spot.

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Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of trubeernick
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Photo of MiScusi
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Will review from my bottle since the presentation wasn't very good when poured at BWBBQ-LB. Pours a medium yellow color, sorta dull probably due to a slight haze from dry hop, but glad it's on the more yellow side. Great head formation which floats atop the beer like a thinner version of beaten egg whites. The first aroma that bursts forward is an earthy/dank thing. More of a green character than a citrus or berry. Flavor is a spicy/earthy/green hop flavor with lots of bitterness that feels resinous. Bitterness hits you very quickly and lingers longer than I can remember of any beers I've had in the last couple years. Great lacing left on my (clean) glass. Mouthfeel is thin, but not watery. For me it's close to perfect for a 7.1ABV beer. I think the hop resins are helping hold up the body. In terms of Citra-forward beers, this one closer to Toppling Goliath PseudoSue (more 'green' character) than a Kern River Citra (more Mango/fruits).

EDIT: As beer warms up you do get a citrus rind flavor but nothing of that sorts in the aroma

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Nice white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Citrus. Orange. Grapefruit. Lightly toasted malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. A little musty. Cracker malt. Not very sweet. Mild grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Kinda bitter. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Tasty IPA. As the name describes, it's citrusy.

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Citraholic from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.24 out of 5 based on 295 ratings.
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