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Citra | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

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

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark caramel with a 2" off-white head. Huge waves and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.

S- biscuit, caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine and spice.

T- grapefruit and pineapple right off the bat with caramel and toffee. Big citrus and pine bitterness with slight spice at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Really creamy and smooth.

O- spoiler alert! Pipeworks made another amazing dipa. Fairly malty but has amazing citrus flavors to balance.

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Photo of bmwats
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a becker.

A: Golden hue. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, leaving a foam buildup around the rim. Nothing really in terms of lacing.

S: Really hoppy, with a little honey.

T: Bitter, but hearty and subdued hops. Slightly sweet balance. Not much else.

M: Steely with something of an effervescent, soda water sort of texture, despite meager carbonation.

D: Bitterness dictates a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Light head and no real lacing. Hoppy with some sweet tone in the nose. Hops almost overwhelm, with a aftertaste something accustom to what I assume licking a copper pot might be like. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of mjw1200
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best new beers I have had In a while. I need to preface this by the statement that I am a citra hop whore, but this beer is elite. The floral smell is intense, lots of citrus. I was definitely salivating before drink one.

This beer was done right, not sweet just citrus, bitterness, fruit. It stacks up against the elite. Amazing aftertaste. Wish pipeworks was my next door neighbor.

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Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright saturated orange with slowly rising trails of carbonation, a thick head of white foam that has a meringue-like texture sits on the surface, slowly coating the glass with sheets of lacing. Lasting retention, looks really nice.

Aroma is bursting with sweet tangerine, bitter orange peel, hints of tropical mango earthiness. Despite the hop onslaught, some pale malt bleeds through underneath also.

Flavor is slightly less intense, but still a very concentrated citrus burst, orange and tangerine, bitter rinds and pith certainly. Middle has some hints of pale malt and green botanicals, a moderate hop bitterness but never truly palate-destroying which is nice. Medium bodied, never too sweet or bitter, nicely balanced and drinkable. It reminds me of a tweaked Double Daisy Cutter with a little more body and heavier citrus presence. Really good stuff, and I hope this gets put into regular rotation alongside Ninja vs. Unicorn.

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