Citra | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,356
Reviews:
139
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
620
Gots:
143
For Trade:
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Ratings: 1,356 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of novamat
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of BSiegs
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amber-ish gold in color with moderate clarity. Two fingers of airy white head that retains well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is as powerful as I've ever smelled in a citra hopped beer. Huge notes of grapefruit, other citrus, tropical fruit, and a touch of malt. The taste follows with the citrus and fruity character coming through. A nice malt backbone, with the hops lingering on the aftertaste. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Extremely smooth, balanced, and a moderate bitterness on the finish. Really phenomenal.

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Photo of ShawnoftheD3ad
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of haruspexvic
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cfalls
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - amber (too dark?), not much haze (poured gently as directed on bottle), one-finger head sticks around

S - tons of juicy citra excellence, with just a little malt (think carrot cake)

T - quite sweet, and a little malty for me, but balanced with enough hops, which follow the nose with tons of tropical fruit, and a bitter off-dry finish

F - medium to thick body, medium carbonation, not much burn for 9.5% but that's still too much

O - never thought I'd like a sweet malty IPA this much -- just can't say no to all that tropical goodness

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Photo of nuebs
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chucker17
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Gooseman80
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nidetzg
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Reddish amber color, white lacing
S: True to typical Pipeworks wiazrdry, this beer smells straight up like citrus. If you were to blindfold someone and hold this up to their nose they may not even be able to tell this was beer. Amazing as always. Maybe a little bit of caramel in there as well.
T: Tastes like it smells, but with a bitter citrus aftertaste comparable to Grapefruit Sculpin. Love the front hit of citrus but not as fond of the bitter citrus at the end.
F: Low medium carbonation, a little slick.
O: Another great beer from Pipeworks. Could be a little smoother on the back end but overall an enjoyable experience.

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Photo of pkalix
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Nhmp105
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MartyIU13
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Great looking IPA. Deep honey gold body with 3 fingers of bone white head. Great retention and lace.

S - Warm pine, honey, and resiny wax.

T - Bread crust center with peppery rye and sharp resiny edges. Rosemary, orange zest, and pumpernickel bread through the finish.

M - Medium-full body. Relatively low carbonation.

O - A solid, piney DIPA with a bread backbone and a resiny finish.

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

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

Bomber. Pours deep clean amber with thin white head that lasts for awhile. Aroma full of dark fruit and citrus. Clean powerful taste, dark fruit sweetness with malt and piney hops. Very similar to the other Ninja brews, but with a deep fruity taste. Medium slick mouthfeel. Yum.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.35 out of 5 based on 1,356 ratings.
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