Infinite Citra
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,318
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,857
Avg:
4 | pDev: 6.75%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
102
From:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  8
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews by AdmiralOzone:
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy bright yellow with a nice full white head. Good retention and great lacing. Aroma is faint pineapple and melon with a touch of citrus. Flavor follows the nose with a bit of buttery goodness that I know many find a poor quality in beer, but I actually like. Feel is light bodied and could use a tad more carbonation. Overall a fine enough brew.

Jan 02, 2020
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mpk2020 from Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 04, 2021
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Bum4ever from California

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 17, 2019
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 9/8/21. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a light pale golden with solid clarity; fluffy white head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have hints of citrus. Lots of breads and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. More citrus along with some tropical notes. Some orange and grapefruit. Subtle hints of peach and apricot in the mix. Lots of fresh grass. More crackers and breads. Decent bitterness. Subtle sweetness. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy and dry at the same time. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and slightly creamy.

This is a decent IPA. This is my first beer from Pipeworks, so I can't say that I'm "blown away", but it's not bad or anything like that. It's well crafted.

Sep 26, 2021
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gphelps70 from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 02, 2020
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paulish from New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 23, 2021
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jakea from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 03, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 06, 2019
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mschrei from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A clear beer. Imagine that. Gold. Light foam and lacing. Mild tangy tropical fruit notes, a slight bit of funkiness hiding. Taste is slightly bitter with a bit of some kind of sweet fruit underneath. Unfortunately, I just can’t quite tell what. It’s light to medium bodied, crisp, slightly creamy, mouth watering, and a bit of an alcohol presence. Interesting and good, but I hear the words Pipeworks, Infinite, and Citra and I expect a bit more.

Nov 10, 2019
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Walnut from Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 13, 2020
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Bluecrow from New York

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-slightly hazy amber can pour with a 1 cm white foam cap and an faint aroma of orange.
The flavor is of tangerine, grapefruit and berries. The hop bitterness is is low to moderate.
The brew is light- bodied and has a crisp finish.
This is very pleasant.

Jul 22, 2021
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden orange head of foam. It smelled of orange, grapefruit and toasted caramel. Sweet tropical taste with a sharp bitterness and caramel backbone.

Sep 30, 2019
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dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

3.31/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I am a total fan of citra but this tastes nothing like any beer with citra hops I have ever tasted. It is very vegetal.

Sep 29, 2019
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laketang from Arizona

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright straw pour with a minimal head, some retention tho.
Bold and fruity scents.
Real juicy with oranges, citrus flavors.
Light-medium feel here.
Liked it but wouldn't do two in a row of this beer.

Sep 03, 2021
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brn9000 from Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 22, 2019
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Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jul 23, 2020
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 20, 2020
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smackdanie from Illinois

3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 8/31, taste 9/22. Pours an almost rose pink, but settles in the glass a clear, strange dirty dishwater color. Not appealing. Smell is straight candy, and the taste mostly follows the taste, not sweet just fruity somehow, but so light and passing it's hardly there. Better than a mass produced beer, but not a repeat and a true fail for a great brewery.

Sep 22, 2020
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hopley from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 12, 2019
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BigWheelz from New York

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This IPA is very citrus forward. Great malty feel.

Nov 09, 2019
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

$ 4.00 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.250/oz). Purchased 5/15/20 from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. In reefer at store. Reviewed 5/24/20.
Stamped on bottom rim of can “02/12/20”. Stored at home upside down at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Pale straw (SRM 2), hazy.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), murky and opaque. When held to direct light, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density with a few rocks, average retention, diminishing to an eight to twenty-two mm ragged crown and a complete cap of varying thickness with many rocks.
Lacing – Fair. Irregular bands of three-dimensional torn curtain lacing covering about one third of the glass.
Aroma – 3.25 – Weak citrus, no malt, no yeastiness.
Flavor – 3.25 – Very weak citrus, slightly bitter, no malt, no yeast. No alcohol (7.3% ABV, as marked on the label) taste or aroma. A weak gastric warming does occur but that seems to originate more from hops than alcohol. No diacetyl or dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.25. Pleasant enough American IPA, a bit overpriced IMHO. Late belches produce more citrus flavor than the initial swallows. The label design is a cartoonish paisley-like design with cat faces, yarn balls, paws, bells, and necklaces - symmetric, colorful, and fairly detailed. There is little information on the label. One and done.

May 24, 2020
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krh from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyable overall, but not worth seeking out. Drinks easy for 7% abv. Less malty and Citra shines through.

May 02, 2021
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Bunuelian from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 22, 2020
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jtransel from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 19, 2019
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a four-pack of this for a rather good price ($12.99 for 4x16oz cans) earlier, had one without thinking much of it, and now finally returning after several other beers this session for a real review. Infinite Citra is a 7.3% ABV IPA featuring the much-lauded (and sometimes reviled) Citra hop... I do truly wonder if the cats all over the label have anything to do with this hop being known for its "cattiness" (that is, a nice way of saying it smells like cat piss at times). Let's hope Pipeworks is just playing around and this is more well-balanced than that. After all, these guys have done a really good job on some of their recent beers.

Pours a moderately cloudy light-orange color with a thick and creamy head of white foam that settles down to, well, about two fingers. Damn, that's some retention. Like, I was waiting for this foam to fade out a bit, but it just doesn't go anywhere at all! Nice legs and some decent soapy lacing as well. It's not an opaque haze-bomb by any means, so may your fears about such thing be allayed. A really good looking IPA!

The nose is initially a little bit concerning due to the presence of a moderate-to-high amount of diacetyl. This just has an overall buttery aroma that I can't jive with too much, but behind that are some very solid notes of guava, blueberry, mango, and passion fruit. I can also get a bit of tangerine and orange marmalade, along with a tiny bit of pine resin.

On the tongue, I'm glad this doesn't have any of the weird slickness I associate with diacetyl (though that element does somewhat persist in the nose), and the main profile has some aspects I would typically associate with Mosaic, mostly the berry-like character that pervades the palate. Strong bitterness crossed with flavors of tangerine, guava, orange marmalade, and pine resin... good stuff. Like someone else said in another review, this does have some aspects I do not typically see in Citra; it almost feels like this involves Mosaic hops, too...

Feel is pillowy and very soft upfront, though there is some harshness when it comes to the finish. The carbonation is all well-and-good, but it almost feels like some carbonic acid is present that makes the whole thing a bit rough. That said, this is a pretty good beer that I got a cheap four-pack of, so I can't complain too much.

Oct 13, 2019
Infinite Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 102 ratings