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:
#274
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
1,396
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,396 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eppCOS
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A fantastic, big DIPA. Had it on tap at Odyssey Gastropub in Colorado Springs CO just last night (2.19.17) and it was fresh as hell. Looks and tastes like a proper DIPA, and the smell is heavenly (I thought; piney mango woods!). There's a bit of harsh finish due to the high ABV, but in a good kick-in-the-teeth Ninja way. I mean...after all it is part of their Ninja series. Definitely try it if you see it. My only mistake was having it early in the evening; everything else seemed way weaker and less interesting after that one... Delicious!

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Photo of deereless
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hobojungle
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma is juicy with overripe fruit notes and dank hops. Taste starts quite sweet with dank, resiny hops and some fruity notes. Finish has a medium bitterness and a hint of alcohol. Medium plus body, medium carbonation. Overall it's a quite good DIPA but a bit harsh on the alcohol.

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Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excited to find this extra in a trade! Pours a deep orange hazy with minimal white head. Mild citrus nose, taste is stronger citrus. Definitely get a little alcohol bite too. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of dbowman1983
3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.83/5  rDev -13%
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 0%
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 -2.5%
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 -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cycle69
4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 1,396 ratings