Citra Ass Down
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,034
Ranked #15,427
3.91 | pDev: 8.95%
Sunday at 02:15 AM
Mar 15, 2012
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’s sticky, hoppy and delicious. Simply drink it and enjoy it. Don’t hoard this beer, Citra Ass Down and drink it now.
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date "04/12/24".

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, hazy, dark gold color with one-finger off-white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is heavy lacing on the glass, lighter carbonation.

SMELL: bread and pineapple citrus, not complex but pleasant to the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet pineapple citrus and bread then pine resin and it really lingers in a good way, the 8.2% alcohol is imperceptible.

PALATE: full body with lighter carbonation and somewhat creamy.

OVERALL: this is a decent DIPA, I enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.
Sunday at 02:15 AM
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a gold color with a minimal white head that lasts quite a while. No discernable aroma. Taste is sweet and tangy with only a slight hoppy bitterness at the end.
Oct 21, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - deep gold, bubbly white head
Smell - citrusy, malty, pine resin, dank
Taste - citrusy, piney resin, honey sweetness
Feel - medium body, moderate carbonation, pine resinous finish
Overall - Don't let Citra in the name fool ya. Although there's an initial citrusy element, this brew leans toward the hoppy, piney resin and dank side that lingers quite nicely. Beautiful dank smell. Has a west coast feel with a solid malt backbone. Very tasty. This is a Badass brew so I paired her up with Balls to the Wall by Accept. You should too. And like it says on the can, Citra Ass Down and drink it now. Enjoy!
Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 2.87 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by Rhetion from Florida

Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pint can, fridge cold, poured into a can glass. Super fresh! Canned 1/3/23. Rich frothy head rises atop a golden orange brew, traces of which follow all the way through the drink.
Aroma is distinctly Citra hops with a sweetness surrounding it.
Taste follows - I love a single hop unhazy DIPA, Citra being my fave. No disappointments here. Straight up Hop Juice, balanced with a nice malty sweetness. No alcohol bite. Finishes pleasant, with a pronounced lingering chewiness.
Feel is medium carbonation with a slightly oily remnant on the palate.
Overall, a most excellent single hop double IPA worth having another of. And another.
Feb 05, 2023
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Reviewed by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
C: Amber to dark golden. Thin band of head less than half a finger. slight haze but transparent

S: Huge citrus notes with hops

T: citrus upfront followed by hoppy pine

F: light wet typical IPA.

Overall: poured at 42.2ºF, 16fl. oz can, canned on 01/03/2023, 8.2%ABV, $4.25 per can. Good beer tastes great drinkable with a nice ABV punch, but not boozy at all. Really great beer would recommend surprised it is not rated higher on BA.
Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4 by AbeO

Nov 26, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by Zanico from Ohio

Oct 18, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by jgarvis from Illinois

Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by Curt3 from Ohio

Sep 09, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
1,000th beer rated on BA. Enjoying down in Louisville, KY, home town of Against the Grain.

Pours a deep, golden color. Light skim of a head.

An earthy, grassy, hoppy aroma.

A delicous DIPA. Rather bitter but nicely balanced against a background of sweet malts. The ABV is well disguised.

Heavier consistency, medium carbonation.

Thanks to my brother who lives in "the Ville", I was able to get this brew and enjoy it for the first time. A definite top notch IPA. Cheers!
Jun 28, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by Danzifer from Ohio

Mar 18, 2022
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Reviewed by scooob from Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is easy for me to find in central KY in 4-pack pint cans, and when I occasionally pick it up, I'm always surprised that it's better than I remembered. Love the cheeky name and the bizarre graphics on the can. I'm a DIPA fan in general, and this one is right up my alley, strong but smooth with a nice creamy malty finish, very tasty with just the right touch of mild bitterness. The hops seem very well balanced to me, better than many other IPAs I've tried that emphasize the Citra. I don't really drink much anymore, since I'm now an old man whose GERD gets triggered by alcohol, so I have to make them count when I do indulge. This one counts. Cheers!
Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 3.62 by Giggy from Michigan

Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by jonwiseman from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Unimpressive look. Typical “beer” look. That’s where the. “Typical” ends. So smooth I can’t believe it’s an imperial. This beer can only be arrived at after much trial and error. One of the best imperials I’ve ever had. Just the right amount of citra hops. I might get some to go!! Outstanding beer.
Dec 14, 2021
Rated: 3 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 2.75 by harpus from Alabama

Aug 18, 2021
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