Citra | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Imperial IPA hopped with so many, really just so many, pounds of Citra hops is one of our favorites to brew, mostly because it's one of our favorites to drink. Cheers! Drink early and often.

Added by emerge077 on 11-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#275
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
1,397
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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618
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150
Trade:
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Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark copper color with bright tangerine edges and a two finger pillowy off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Excellent retention taking a while to settle and coating the glass wih large chunks of soapy lacing on its way down. A little darker than expected but retention and lacing are impressive.

Dank floral hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy resins, strong tropical fruit notes and s sweet malt backbone balancing things out. Ultra freh and juicy right now with dank buds, fresh cut grass, pine needle/sap and spruce tips. Really nice dank and floral kind bud presence without being too funky or one dimensional. Strong juicy tropical/citrus fruit sweetness in there with grapefruit, pineapples, blood orange, guava and mango. Slightly overpowered by caramel malt sweetness with hints of toffee, biscuit and cracker. A bit heavy on the malt for me but the dank earthy hops and sweeter fruit notes stand out.

Very similar to the aroma with slightly stronger malt presence and a little less tropical fruit sweetness. Dank and earthy hop bitterness lingering throughout countered by citrus/tropical fruit and a sweet caramel malt backbone. Grassy pine needle and dank juicy nuggets with a really crisp juicy hop bite. Subtle sweetness at first but as it opens up there's a bit more with strong grapefruit, pineapple and orange zest flavor. This is followed by caramel malt sweetness, biscuit, grainy cracker and faint toffee. Stronger malt profile than I usually prefer but it provides nice balance without hindering hop bitterness. The sweeter tropical notes are slightly overtaken but not too much. Well balanced with complex hop flavors and little to no heat/boozy sweetness. Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffSK
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mush
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to HIGHPA for this 22 oz. bottle, which comes after some post Huna Day detox. I probably shouldn’t drink until May. Split with my wife.

The pour, sans a bit of sediment, is a clear golden color a few shades darker than macro, with a strong, persistent cap of white foam. One of the stronger noses I’ve had off of an IPA in a spell: overripe citrus, pine, grapefruit zest. Nice.

Pipeworks Citra tastes like it’s been aged on third grade chalk. You know, the kind Mrs. Butler was always making that horrible sound with spelling out “Mississippi”. Soft, dry, soft, soft chalk. The taste leans to cantaloupe, pine resin, with a base of minty herbal tea. No alcohol. I’m sure. Nice to slug or sip.

I haven’t encountered an IPA with this radical mouthfeel. Very good beer.

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Photo of uncleotis
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mkmarth
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a white head that left thick lacing.

The smell is loaded with orange and grapefruit citrus.

The taste follows with a deep citrus flavor along with some pine. There's no hint of the 10% abv.

The mouthfeel is thick and slightly oily.

A really nice beer that's scary easy to drink at 10%.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RealDeal
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LinksusMaximus
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.45/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerekE4750
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoldenDurden
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark rust / gold murky appearance, with a nice foamy lasting head. Pine and caramel on the nose and palate. Nice full mouthfeel for and IPA. East coast and west coast come together nicely on this one.

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Qdubb
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Notasoxfan
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JBreits83
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thampel09
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roze
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bferber
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 1,397 ratings