Citra | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

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
Ratings:
1,358
Reviews:
139
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
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619
Gots:
143
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Ratings: 1,358 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of clake
3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.83/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

too sweet

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Photo of Kendo
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy coppery-amber that's more orangey-amber when backlit. Thin wisp of a whitish head on top.

S: Surprised to note a strong scent of bread-doughy malt up front. After that is the fruit: grapefruit juice, oranges, some lemon, and tropical fruit.

T: Starts out with that sweet malt - at times I think caramel malt, other times it's more bread doughy or even sugar cookie dough. As for the hops (and the feel), it's definitely on the Juicy, NE-style side of things: grapefruit and grapefruit juice, pulpy orange juice and orange peel, a touch of pineapple and faint lemon on the aftertaste. Heat from the ABV is noted on the sides of the tongue, and as a drying effect on the aftertaste, but it's fairly well-hidden for 9.5%. . . .

M: A wee bit flat in feel; call it medium-to-full in heft, a bit on the syrupy side - which isn't much of a surprise for the style.

O: Very good stuff.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled fall 2014; drank 11/7/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque orange/red hue.

Big eggnog-colored head; frothy lace.

Fresh soap & mild grapefruit nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mango, fresh soap & caramel flavors; a pleasant champagne bite on the lips. A nice balance between sweet, bitter & smooth; damn fine!!

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.51/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, orange-gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is big citrus--lemon, tangerine, and dried apricot. Slightly bitter, medium carbonation, and medium bodied. Juicy, but not as juicy as some New England style IPAs. Makes for a tasty sipper. One that I will search for again.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cycle69
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a cocktail glass (hotel beer). A slightly hazy golden amber color with a foamy white head. Nice lacing. Huge orange aromas with grapefruit pith, pineapple, resin, and pine. I got big pineapple on the front palate. This was followed by an earthy resiny note which shifted back to a bitter grapefruit. A slightly caramel-sweet malt presence but balanced. Medium bodied and and clean finish.

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Photo of Bartleby91
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Happy to have been able to get this one again. It is probably my favorite beer from the guys at pdubs.

The appearance is a really pretty hazy golden orange with a nice two finger head that lingered well.

The aroma is big juicy orange, pineapple, grapefruit, resiny herbaceous dankness and a hint of malt sweetness.

The taste follows the nose with a punch of citrus and tropical fruit along with a resiny bitterness. Some boozy sweetness as well.

The palate is medium plus with a big lingering dank bitterness and malt sweetness that mixes well.

Overall this is still one of the best dipas I've had and my favorite beer from pipeworks. Always such a treat to have such a great beer.

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Photo of Eric_T_07
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle, couldn't find any sort of bottling date info.

Pours lightly hazed, nice looking tiny bubble film, low sheeting and ample higher scattered lacing...nice looking brew..

Sniff reveals pinapple juice goodness.

Densly flavorfull offering...solid maple malt base...tropical fruity hooped up goodness riding on top...notes of more pinapple, vanilla, bananas...minty/lime infused hops...complex and thoroughly tasty and worth seeking out...more high quality suds from PW...go get some and enjoy

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

Photo of allenson21
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayden34
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.35 out of 5 based on 1,358 ratings.
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