Citra | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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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:
1,363
Reviews:
141
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
620
Gots:
144
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,363 |  Reviews: 141
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

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

L- Opaque orange color with good head and lacing.

S- Solid hop aroma from the Citra. Slight grapefruit.

T- Nice balance. Bready malt and bitter hops. You get a little bit of the booze, but it's not overpowering.

F- Thick for an IPA. Good carb level. Dry finish.

O- Very good IPA, but it's Pipeworks so I expect that.

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Photo of captainkrad
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JNPIII127
3.87/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huntley101888
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass. There was no bottling date on the bottle, but Pipeworks doesn't sit around, so I imagine it is fresh.

L - Hazy golden color. One finger thick off-white head fizzed out to a thin skim coat with buildup along the walls of the glass.
S - Lots of juicy hop aroma. Grapefruit, mango, slightly boozy. Smelling it makes my mouth water.
T - Bready, the grapefruit is present throughout and you're left with a fruity dry bitterness after you swallow. You can definitely taste the alcohol. Not surprising considering it's 9.5%.
F - Appropriate carbonation. Thick body, and as I mentioned, it leaves your mouth feeling dry; almost, dare I say, chalky. Throat is warmed by the alcohol.
O - I was excited to see that this arrived at my local beverage center. While I'm happy to have experienced this, at $11/bomber, this is a once in a blue moon occurrance for me (that and availability is scarce). Smell is fantastic, taste is well above average, but the mouthfeel drags the score down. I just can't get past how dry this is.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of spark3148857
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy bright orange with off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, candied orange peel. Taste is grapefruit and orange rind layered on a strong caramel malt backbone. Finishes with a lingering resinous bitterness and candied citra for days.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uwmgdman
4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nose is holy Citra. Possible most aggressive Citra aroma I've smelled. I mean it slaps you with a fat d***. And the flavor is a deep throat of Citra flavor. Solidly bitter with a subtly sweet and boozy background. Finish is long long lingering Citra with just a tickling warmth in the belly. Fantastic brew!!

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevBot89
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.35 out of 5 based on 1,363 ratings.
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