Citra Saison | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Citra SaisonCitra Saison

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sometimes even the deadliest shadow warriors need a break from fighting life's epic battles. Just like you, they need to unwind their nunchucks, kick off their ol' work booties, punch out on the punching bag, and get a good death grip on life's simple pleasures, like a delicate saison generously hopped with Citra hops.

Added by mrjmann on 07-26-2014

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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 17
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is groovy beer, but dont be fooled by the label, and the nonchalance of the wording on it and the imagery, while this is a refreshing saison indeed, at 9% abv, i cant imagine it makes much of a beach beer, or that it would be a real long day in the sun drinking these for thirst quenching. hazy blonde lively sunny looking stuff, well carbonated and cloudy like a hefe. the nose is all citra, really fresh and juicy and intensely fruity in that regard, with only a faint white pepper spice character from the saison yeast, more belgian than anything, but i blame the hops in this one in part at least for that. the flavor is a little less hoppy, well, its still hoppy, vibrant and delicious, but more balanced than the nose. the fruit is died down a little in the taste and the yeast brings it under further control, but this tastes and feels awfully light for its abv, i mean, way too easy drinking for 9%, and pleasingly dry, but when i think about this next to a new world type belgian tripel, its not all that different, more yeast funk, less residual sugar, but thats about it. fantastic beer, i have not had nearly enough stuff from these guys!

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Photo of CBucks12
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Roland7792
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Love dpub. This doesn't disappoint with good Citra aroma and little less yeasty/bread taste then most pdub saisons (which I'm ok with). No more batch numbers on bottles. wtf?

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spacecake9
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy dark golden color with big bubbly head that settles quickly.
S - Typical saison aroma - yeastsy and earthy.
T - Flavor follows the nose with the addition of a little citrus.
M - Light mouth feel, high carbonation, crisp & dry.
O - This is a good saison. Only change I'd make would be to boost the citrus component a bit more.

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rborre321
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden yellow with a slight haze, tons of frothy pure white foam.

Orange, lemon, lime, and some yeasty funk.

Melon, alcohol, lime, orange, and some spice.

Light-bodied, heavy carbonation, dry, spice, and very boozy.

Overall, a nice saison, but certainly not Pdub's greatest brew. Nice though

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Photo of GRG1313
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sahd-1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of beersdmf17
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of blue-dream
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Dranker
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy and golden with the big foamy head not enough bite in the mouth feel but very citrusy another score for pipe works brewery

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Photo of averagejake872
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prager62
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No batch code or apparent bottle date, but since it's summer I'll assume it's fresh.

Look- Pours a hazy pale gold with minimal egg white foam.

Smell- Citric forward with some earthy undertones.

Taste- Lemongrass with some earthy undertones.

Feel- Very thin and dry according to style which leaves you craving more.

Overall- A decent enough beer for a style I don't drink much of. Refreshing for a hot summer day, but nothing earth shattering.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with Batch #463/464 printed on the label. The new Citra hopped saison creation from the geniuses at Pipeworks; expectations are great based on this knowledge.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a beautiful bright golden orange-yellow colored body with three big fluffy fingers of white head. Leaves some okay spotty lacing on the glass. Looks very juicy and delicious.

S - The aroma is fairly simple, but hits it's mark. Fresh, juicy, herbal, & citrusy. Some white pepper, pineapple, yeast, and clove spice are noticeable also. Again, not a terribly complex aroma, but it smells great.

T - The taste follows the nose - juicy & citrusy. Notes of grapefruit, pineapple, & blood orange. Some peppery / clove / yeasty elements to the mix also.

M - The feel is extremely smooth, creamy, & juicy. Medium-light bodied with excellent carbonation. A very easy drinking beer at 9.00% abv.

Overall, it is yet another delicious saison / beer invention from Pipeworks. These guys seldom disappoint, and this beer was everything I was expecting it would be. A delicious twist on the traditional saison by Pipeworks, highly recommended if it is available to you.

Pipeworks Citra Saison ---4/5.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of bigduga
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of paleoplant
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Citra Saison from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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