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

BEER STATS
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#12,223
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
1,212
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ckeegan04
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FLima
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber orange color with a thick off-white head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of lychees, caramel malt, orange marmalade and a bit of pine. I was expecting more.
Flavor with notes of pine, caramel malt, tangerines, caramel malt and tea leaves. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Its 68 IBUs mellowed against the grain.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.2% is well hidden.
Double IPA with lots of piney oil and tangerines on a solid caramel malt base. Decent and well balanced, not outstanding.

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

A bit pricey, but when I popped open a can, I was not disappointed. The big can holds a lot of a big beer, full of hoppy goodness. IPA Super-Dorks definitely need to tick this box

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ill aftertastes...

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Photo of Kdouble
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of argock
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

Golden yellow color with a short lived head but good lacing. Subdued citrus smell. Slightly sweet with orange and tangerine flavor. A bit thin and flat. Maybe an old can. Still tastes pretty good.

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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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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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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

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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

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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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Citra Ass Down! from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,212 ratings