Citra Ass Down! | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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3.92/5
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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

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#7,429
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216
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1,180
pDev:
8.93%
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Photo of woodychandler
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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Photo of SMH_NWI
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jjquinter
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

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I think this one is dated Feb 2018. Pours a very cloudy amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is excellent. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. There is a very small amount of pine, but it may be downgraded. There is a little bit of a juicy quality to the taste. Fresh citrus with a nice piney bitterness, followed by a more malty tropical flavor. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paradox1000
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hops forward, so not the heavier malts that are found in many old style Double IPAs. Very enjoyable! Tasty and smooth! I look forward to drinking the rest.

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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TCMike
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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 Kwright
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pkalix
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

too malt-y....

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Photo of siskiyoucellar
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite IPA. It starts well enough, with nice lacing on the glass and a very pleasing aroma that promises the rich fruitiness of Citra with a solid golden malt foundation. But none of this comes together in the taste. There are some pleasant elements, but they don’t seem to be playing well together. The mouthfeel also starts well enough but then seems to fall apart into a weak, watery finish. Doesn’t make my list.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lost_sailor
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Citra Ass Down! from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,180 ratings