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 Double / 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,026
Reviews:
174
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
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57
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199
For Trade:
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Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can with the (overly long?) BB date stamp of 12-1-18.
Pours hazy copper in color with a large,fluffy, durable off-white head.
On and off its a bit too dank for me in the aroma or the flavor, but this is a very hoppy IPA with Citra and Centennial dominating the aroma and flavor profile. Unexpected hint of vanilla. It has moderate bitterness for style.
Smooth, medium-full body and medium+ carbonation.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gbrunkstl
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a pretty nice hazy dark golden orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some really nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, citrus, very slight pine. The taste is hoppy, kinda malty, with a nice little touch of citrus, slight pine note. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, nice dry/bitter finish, little spicy. Overall, a tasty IPA, worth a try.

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Photo of pateypate
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrIncognito
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden orange with two fingers of white head with swathes of lace.
Smell is orange citrus with some dank hops.
Taste is orange citrus dank hops with a good amount of bready malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and mildly bitter.
Easy drinking citrus leaning DIPA. I enjoyed it quite a lot. Would I buy it again? Eh, a little bit pricey IMO for what it delivers.

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Photo of wolverine0712
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Maestro0708
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a pint can into a snifter.

This beer pours amber in color with a small white head that lingers throughout, complemented by pretty nice lacing.

The aroma is citrus up front, with notes of grapefruit, citrus rind and lemon.

The taste follows the nose with citrus taking center stage followed by a more bitter finish.

Mouth feel is sticky, medium bodied and carbonation.

This is a very nice DIPA with aroma and flavor profile showcasing the citra hop.

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Photo of digboy
2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz can. Bought in a Kittery Maine provisions store. The guy there said this one was the most recommended by his buddy who was familiar with the brewery.

Pours a honey color with a one finger pillowy head. It has a very slight haze. Smell is not enticing to me. It is malty smelling, almost like sweet cardboard. Taste is malt-forward with a strong bitterness tinged with citrus. There is a baseline of sweet malt that helps the beer out but it seems to not be able to get out of its own way to showcase the Citra hops. I'm not sure how this is the "one to try" as I find it to be pedestrian and unsophisticated.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I expect this one to be a bit maltier than normal due to the copper color and off-white head - and it smells that way! Assertive notes of biscuit, caramel, and toffee are nonetheless (and thankfully) ballasted by a healthy hop profile. Plenty of lemon, pine, grapefruit, mango, and grass show up. It's not the most olfactory-catching IPA ever made, but it smells like quality nonetheless. The flavor profile follows the nose closely, though maybe with a slightly maltier touch. Starting off with notes of lemon, grapefruit, and pine, it trails off into a malty middle and finish loaded with plenty of biscuit, caramel, and toffee. This one is pretty straightforward and low on complexity, but it doesn't strike the palate with overt bitterness (it's only a subtle bite at best). Having said that, it's a bit too sweet. The palate feel is medium-thick yet creamy - par for the midwest-style IPA course. Carbonation is medium, concealed by the full body. This is a fine IPA, but not a top tier one. It struggles to stand out from the pack, and that's troubling considering it's somewhat pricey ($13/4 pack of tallboys). I doubt I'd seek this out in the future.

3.48/5: Citra ass down...with all the other IPAs that taste similar to you

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Photo of augustwest
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy yellow-orange with two fingers of generous, white foamy head. Head foams up eagerly and lingers a long while. Lacing is extensive as well. Aroma is lemon, and citrus, with a biscuity malt base. Flavor profile is citrus out front, with lemon zest and biscuit malts in the back. Slightly bitter finish with a veil of citrus trying to mask it. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a filling, grainy, heavy IPA texture. Overall, while a flavorful double IPA, it does leave a little bit to be desired. The aroma is a little weak. The artwork on the can is pretty darn neat though.

Served in a 20oz snifter.

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattflippin
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRealSudzy
3.22/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The label is one of the best. For a 2x IPA its a bit lacklustre. Need mas alcohol. More like a pale ale. Great color and label.

Time to citra my ass down and drink sump'n worth rating.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drunkenmess
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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