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
Ranking:
#270
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
1,395
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
622
Gots:
150
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,395 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of Buck89
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +13.6%
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
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allenson21
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Hayden34
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zoomslowik
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JNPIII127
3.87/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huntley101888
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 1,395 ratings