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
Ratings:
1,363
Reviews:
141
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
620
Gots:
144
For Trade:
4
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.51/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buschbeer
3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 PINT 6FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Batch 175

A - It pours bronze in color with golden highlights. A normal pour yielded a half glass of beige head.

S - I get a caramel, almost candy corn smell at first. Then I get some nostril piercing citrus.

T - The taste is loaded with bitterness. It is like biting into a grapefruit and chasing it with a fistful of pine needles. However, I do get some sips that have a fleeting candy-like sweetness.

M - Medium

O - I don't know about this beer. It is pretty bitter like a west coast ipa, but that sweetness that comes in every now and then is not good. It almost tastes like it is old, but it was bottled July 26. I'm going to assume this is a bad batch because this candy corn flavor and aroma can't be intentional.

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Photo of Illinasia
3.6/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbriggs7
3.64/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had one of these less than 2 weeks old. It really was a malt bomb, and I had really high hopes.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.64/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of bmwats
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a becker.

A: Golden hue. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, leaving a foam buildup around the rim. Nothing really in terms of lacing.

S: Really hoppy, with a little honey.

T: Bitter, but hearty and subdued hops. Slightly sweet balance. Not much else.

M: Steely with something of an effervescent, soda water sort of texture, despite meager carbonation.

D: Bitterness dictates a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Light head and no real lacing. Hoppy with some sweet tone in the nose. Hops almost overwhelm, with a aftertaste something accustom to what I assume licking a copper pot might be like. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Jeff...thank you kindly for the opportunity.

Pours a dark rusty trombone orange/red with a short lived cap and no lacing.

Scents of mango, chive, and big syrupy sweetness.

Fleshy apricot-mango-peachy nectar delights all over the front of the tongue. Lightly chive-y and herbal through the middle with little bitterness to smooth things out. The finish is cloyingly sweet and lingers...only here, after some time, does any semblence of bitterness show itself. Drying sandpaper quality tries in vain to cloak the sugars and pungent fruit sweetness, but to no avail.

There's something here that just doesn't fully jive. A beautiful girl up front with a funky trunk as she walks past.

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3.7/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of dmb987
3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d5001986
3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber poured into Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy bronze, with large, foamy light-tan head.

S: Tropical. Lots of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. A bit of pine as well.

T: Resinous pine up front, along with a hefty maltiness that provides a spicy bite. There is also some pineapple, grapefruit, and floral. A moderately bitter finish along with what I could swear is a trace of ammonia.

M: Slick medium body with moderate carbonation. Provides a spicy burn.

O: I was quite underwhelmed with this offering, especially given the hype surrounding it. I feel it's too malty, a tad too bitter, and there is that ever so slight ammonia taste - I did have my wife try some and she didn't notice it - Oh well, just not my cup of tea I guess.

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3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MontereyBay831
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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 broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brock125
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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