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
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#6,978
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,145
pDev:
8.67%
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Ratings: 1,145 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of travelguy
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a nice amber color with two fingers of head. The aroma is piney and citrusy and the flavor is well balanced but with a lingering bitterness. Some mild fruity notes. The mouthfeel is pretty thick and chewy and with a mild overall level of carbonation. A very nice DIPA.

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Photo of pirateclem
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best citrusy IPA’s I’ve had. Niiiice.

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Photo of haines710
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love the packaging and look and smell. Pours a hazy dark amber from 16 oz can. Had a decent head and smell was beautiful citrus. Unfortunately the taste and feel was disappointing. Lacked carbonation and taste was more malty than hoppy. As it it warmed it did not improve. I was hoping for better. Still enjoyable and smooth.

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

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Clear, slightly hazy amber with a creamy off white head.

S: Caramel candy, toffee, some candied orange peel, burnt sugar, pine. Honestly, just sweet malt.

T: Some candied orange and grapefruit upfront, hint of peach and mango, but tons of syrup sweet caramel malt. Caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar days. Finishes with a light bitterness, but very sweet.

F: Mostly full, well carbonated, smooth, slick, and oily. Sticky on the palate. Finishes sweet.

O: Meh. This was a disappoint. Barely any discernible hop flavors beneath the massive amounts of cloying malt.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Copper/amber body. Slight haze. Soapy egg shell head dissipates quicky leaving a broken ring.
Orange zest and honey in the aroma.
Honey sweet malts with a zesty citrus. Orange and lime. Hints of melon and some spice in the finish.
Light body, light-medium carbonation. Slightly sticky and thin mouth feel.

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Photo of ado73
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_Rowe_Cooper
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A deep amber/orange in color with a 1.5 inch head, nice lacing and good retention. It has a nose of citrus and sweet honey malt. It is medium bodied with a hoppy taste that is smooth with undertones of tropical fruit and citrus. It has a finish that is somewhat oaky and sweet and heavy like brown sugar or molasses. You can tell it has a high ABV but it isnt overpowering. The sweet brown sugar flavor does a great job masking the alcohol content. Could be dangerous to crush!

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtg642
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDis
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Delta6014
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden color. Sticky glass. Smooth finish. Very nice

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Photo of MittenBreezeMD
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stumbled upon this puppy at my local specialty store. Anytime I see DIPA and CITRA on the same can I get excited. Pours a deep burnt orange, and doesn't have the hop weight in the aroma like the taste carries. Overall a great smelling beer. Taste is overly soft with the expected notes of stone and tropical fruit, but it does a decent job of covering the high gravity. All in all this is a good beer that I would gladly buy again. Not the best I've drank, but I would encourage others to try.

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Photo of Santosizer
3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had this fresh and it was the best double citra I've had. Lately though, I've been getting them aged. I've honestly no clue which to review, so I'll review the last.

L: Amber body, 2 finger head, retention is quick, like bud light retention quick.
S: Malty, molasses, raw honey, faint smell of lemons
T: Very much like the nose, molasses, raw honey, lemons, bready.
F: Thin, char-oakiness, reminds me of a thinned out molasses.
O: Get this fresh, otherwise, this beer can be boozebomby.

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Photo of bigbutter
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mando31
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ddorsi924
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Relatively clear orange brew, topped with a flat white head; good production and firm retention. Nice lacing.

Nose is surprisingly grainy, but there's a clear hoppiness shining through as well: orange, pine, honey, and papaya come to mind, among other notes. Caramel malt clearly present on the nose as well.

Impressively juicy on the palate. Primarily stone fruit and tropical tones: peach, passion fruit, berries, mango, papaya, guava, pineapple. Very subdued dankness (likely a function of age more than hop selection). A bit of grassiness and pine, as well. Nice finishing bitterness, allowing the malt bill to carry it to the end, with hop oils lingering. Some honey and brown sugar from the malt.

Chewy and smooth, this falls on the syrupy end of DIPAs - a common trap of earlier DIPAs. Just a slight touch of back end heat. Appropriately, feels like a big, solid DIPA.

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Photo of newcastlemike
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wwoj
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jimmyy
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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