Citra | Pipeworks Brewing Company

CitraCitra
BA SCORE
4.41/5
1,376 Ratings
CitraCitra
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:
#245
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
1,376
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
627
Gots:
146
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,376 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of huntley101888
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
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 -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uwmgdman
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
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 -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of loganburgh
4.19/5  rDev -5%
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 -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of simonj01
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of koerns311
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greywulfken
4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A top Citra DIPA, and a top DIPA in general. Big citrus on the nose, supported with lots of orange on the tongue; darker undercurrents round off the briskness, something like the citric version of dank... Has a thick body with ample carbonation, sweet with orange fruity flesh; pinpoints of bitterness are bright and sharp. Deep golden amber body, opaque and apricot-colored. A fluffy off-white head, a couple of fingers high, left trails down the glass and persisted until near the end. Superior drink.

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Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy, golden orange with a one-finger, white head that dissipates quickly. Very little carbonation.
A wonderful funky, citra bitter hop smell. Huge on the mango and grapefruit.
Great bitter citra hop that transitions into piney resin quickly. Also a big malty taste that works nearly perfectly with the resin.
The awesome bitter/malt combination results in a perfect dip a mouthfeel that simple makes your day instantly better. The citrus part of this beer keeps amazing mes as I continue drinking.

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Photo of zekeman17
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of novamat
4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshdaut
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSiegs
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 1,376 ratings
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