Citra Ass Down! | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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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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1,123
pDev:
8.67%
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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

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

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oooooohhhh.... Very nice double IPA... Had never seen or heard of until I saw it at a local specialty shop.... Four pack of cans... Very yummy... Mind not blown, but very good

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Photo of hophugger
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VTEno17
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours light amber wih decent head. Leaves a decent amount of lacing. Smell is caramel malt and hops. Taste is a blend of bitter hops and strong caramel malts. Ordinarily a beer so malt heavy would make for a poor double IPA, but this is so drinkable for the ABV, the hops clearly defined enough, and the mouthfeel so deliciously chewy. dryness comes through as it warms. The rest of the beers I’ve had from them have been not bad, but thoroughly average for craft beer. This is a step up.

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Photo of JeffSK
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmsfish
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours close to orange, slight haze, limited head and lacing.

Robust fresh grassy hops scent.

Bitter bite right in the offset, nicely balanced out with some spice, citrus - perhaps tangerine, and some cracker breadiness. Crisp clean finish with slight booze warmth. Both dense and refreshing and one in which each sips leaves you wanting another.

Wonderful straight forward DIPA

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Photo of hman43
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: It pours golden with an off white head. Head retention is good. It is clear.

Smell: It has a citrus and stone fruit aroma. There is a bit of melon in the background as well.

Taste: There is a lot of peach flavor with some melon. It has a sweet element that makes the peach taste almost like schnapps.

Feel: The has a moderate body with a slightly slick feel to it. The aftertaste carries the sweetness and peachiness well into the aftertaste. It is very smooth and deceptive with an 8.2 ABV.

Overall, I really like peaches in alcohol and this one is down very well. It is a wonderful IPA.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper and filtered with a moderate amount of slow rising bubbles, topped with 2 fingers of yellow tinged head.

Smells of caramel, pears, and hints of floral.

Tastes of creme brulee, cream pudding, hints of floral pear blossoms and fruity pears. A bit of honey and biscuit as well.

Very smooth and covers the ABV really well. Tastes like a medium body, and moderate carbonation, which is amazing for 8.20%.

Got this in Agawam, MA yesterday, drinking Jan 2nd nearby Tree House Brewery. Very smooth tasting brew, almost like a strong lager.

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Photo of SailIntoTheStout
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-Pint can to spiegelau ipa glass @ recommended 48F serving.

A: Rusty orange color shows a slight haziness with a strong showing of macro-bubbles. A bubbly, sudsy head is beige colored and lasting atop, while leaving a generous amount of lace coverage on the vessel.

S: Tart orange and citrus first appears on the nose. The strength is rather light, no can dating to verify age.
Light apricot fruitiness with fresh grains. Overall I found the citra hops rather muddled, and not a true showcase of what this has to offer aromatic wise, while the strength itself hindered appreciation, the lasting impession was short.

T: Toasted sweet grains and oranges. Sweet malt, some bright moments of citrus and apricot fruitiness along with some toasted bread dryness. Flowery dry hops conclude. Overall the hopping level was adequate, a lot of speciality malt support, though the hop flavor and complexity, I found to be lack-luster. Dry lemon grinds, toasted caramel-citrus leaves on the tongue.

M: Slick medium-full body, sticky hop resins with an oily slide on the tongue.Mid-awareness of carbonation.

O: A toasted sweet malting, though the citra hops were not as pronounced as I had hoped for in comparison to other singular hop examples. The citra hops have a lot to offer, perhaps a lighter more pale body, or a wet hopping to add flavor is my personal preference. This was more old school, dry hopped, bittering ibus. There was an other wise dry citric alcohol on the finish. The can design itself was pretty cool and enticing, (think duck dynasty), enough to fool me once.

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

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

Photo of Hendry
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is citrus hops. The taste is full of citrus and hops. has a nice sharp finish.

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Photo of adipilla8708
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,123 ratings