Citra Ass Down! | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
atgbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a very hop forward American style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Vienna, Munich and wheat malt for a solid base for all American hops, focusing mainly on the variety “Citra.” Citra hops are a relatively new variety introduced in 2008. It was bred as a hybrid of a number of different hops, including Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, U.S. Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, Brewers Gold, and other unknown hops. The resulting hop, Citra, has a distinct citrusy and tropical fruit flavor and aroma. In Citra ass down we used American Columbus for bittering and 11# of Citra at the end of the boil for late kettle addition flavor and aroma. Then we added 6 more pounds Citra and 5# Centennial post fermention for aroma. Rebrewed for your tasting pleasure!

ABV 8.0% OG 17.0 IBU 68.0

Added by mrfrancis on 03-15-2012

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#11,574
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
1,199
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinger22
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A hazy, amber pour with a frothy head leaves a lacing of foam on the glass. I think the smell is my favorite thing about this beer - it's a very floral nose with some hints of citrus and sweet malts. The taste starts with a bread flavor and finishes off more floral and hoppy.

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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardTarget
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy amber glass with yellow edges holds a solid finger of white foam.

Aroma: Crystal malt supporting a floral and citric hop note. Roses, orange peel, and sugary malt.

Taste: Fairly clean, balance between the malt and hops lets both shine but I think the malt actually wins. Lots of hop flavor, not a lot of acidic bitter. Lots of orange peel and slight tropical fruit mango pineapple.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body and carbonation, oily texture, slight chew, warming finish.

Overall: Not a big Citra fan, but this works. Lots of malt base which is pretty clean if a bit heavy. Lots of hop citric flavor but not a lot of bitter notes. Not very "double" IPA feeling, but it's not a light weight. Not unhappy I got the 4 pack of tall boys.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden amber color. Fresh citra hops well balanced by undertone of malt, the hops still clearly show here. Solid DIPA with sticky, dank hops with just enough malt to balance out the flavor profile.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Pours an amber brown beer with a bubbly head.
S- Fresh sweet citrusy and piney hops, typical DIPA maltly sweetness comes in as well.
T- Very fresh beer with a citrusy sweet hop, sweet malt. Not too overly powerful, very relaxed presence that unfolds as the beer warms. Very good.
F- Sticky, thick and lingering MF.
O- One of the best DIPA's I've had recently. Extremely well crafted and balanced beer delivers a tasty and memorable IPA. Will seek out more from this brewery.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The seCANd half of yesterday's Happy New Against the Saugatuck Grain Beer Sunday (Week 699) left me with several more CANs to be added to The CANQuest (tm). Once I CANplete their reviews & ratings, they will become an entry in the current WBAYDN thread.

From the CAN: "Brewer Owned"; "Art & Layout by RobbyDavis.com"; "Double India Pale Ale"; "Citra Ass Down & Crush This Beer"; "This beer is not candy or mother's milk. It is not brewed by gypsies or aliens, nor does it contain any zombie dirt. This is a Double IPA brewed with Citra Hops. It is sticky, hoppy and delicious. Simply drink it and enjoy it. Don't hoard this beer. Citra Ass Down and drink it now."

Once again, it beCAN with a Crack! of the vent to get things started, followed by a relatively gentle Glug. It produced two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention of its own accord. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of pine, pineapple, oranges, honey & caramel malt. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. The initial taste reminded me of a U.S. Navy field day (top-to-bottom cleaning) - pine and oranges! Pine oil was always a favorite and in the late-1980s, we switched to a citrus-based cleaner that required more elbow grease, but would not burn your lungs and so the spaces always smelled like pine & orange. Mmm. Slowly, the pineapple, honey & caramel flavors became more assertive, but they still took a back seat. This was right up my alley. I have had some that were just too overbalanced in their use of hops to the point that the bitterness was too much. I also frequently rail against the overuse of caramel malt as a little CAN go a long way. This may have had a relatively big ABV, but it was not boozy. It was a really well-executed version of a burgeoning style. Finish was dry with just enough heat to remind me not to slug it down.

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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The citrus is big in the first few sips, but tastes pretty malty after.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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