Funk’d Citra | Night Shift Brewing

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Funk’d CitraFunk’d Citra

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% fermented with multiple strains of brett and dry hopped with Citra.

Added by Jason on 03-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have been sitting on this for the last 8 months since it was bottled and thought today was the right time to pop that cork.

Up until this point, the 'catty' aroma of the CItra hop has always alluded me. Zombie Dust, PsuedoSue, etc have never smelled like cat piss. This beer, however, is another story. Maybe it is the Brett ha accentuates the hop characteristics of this beer. Either way, this is a great representation of what Citra hops smell like. Besides the Citra, there is also a touch of tartness in the form of lemon juice. Very refreshing.

The taste is very 'saison-like'. Tart citrus juice and sweet fruit juice come up first, then fade into a nice dry, hoppy finish. I have HF's Arthur last night and this reminds me of it faintly. I am sure it has definitely developed from its time spent in the bottle. Medium-medium plus mouthfeel gives it a 'fullness' that isn't as light as I thought it was going to be. Very impressive.

Overall. I really liked this beer. One of the better Night Shift offerings and a great representation of the wonders of Brett. Just goes to show that there are many strains of Brett and that not all of them are funky. Well done, Night Shift. Only wish I had another bottle to age longer to see how it develops.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Up until this point, I thought none could rival the greatness that is Anchorage Brewing Co. With Funk'd Citra, however, I am here to swallow my words. This, my friends, is a world-class offerings in ever way: Serving size (12.7oz, corked & caged bottle), hand labled bottled-on date as well as a description for sampling and/or aging...well done!

A - Pours a hazy, yet golden-orange hue with about a 2-finger, soapy white head. Although the head subsides, the corners of the glass reflect a nice lacing. (4.75)

S- Massive! Grapefruit, White Grape, Passionfruit, and a slight oak tanin astringency courtesy of the oak aging all mingle effortlessly. Citra hops, oak aging and re-fermenting with brettanomyces makes for an absolutely perfect balance...well done! (4.75)

T- The taste is much more bitter/hoppy than suggested. The palate is left quite dry and Likewise, Funk'd Citra drinks much larger than the 6.5% ABV suggests. It is very light on the palate, yet very substantial to the human core. the Brettanomyces really can sneak up on you...I enjoy the bitterness, but the 'Brett
becomes overwhelming after a 12+oz bottle. (4.75)

M- Firmly light on the palate. Strong carbonation (courtesy of the bottle conditioning) makes for a highly effervescent and rather soft experience on the palate allowing the bitterness to shine as courtesy from the hops, adjuncts and oak aging in equal amounts. (4.75)

O- This is a MUCH bigger than stated on the bottle and does not disappoint in any regard. Anchorage is many miles away, yet continues to deliver their offerings as far as VT, and am nothing but impressed with everything I have sampled thus far (Galaxy White IPA, Bitter Monk, Darkest Hour). (4.75)

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3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in March and kept in fridge since that point to maintain some of the hops while getting some work from the Brett. The beer has a nice foamy head on the cloudy blonde body. The smell is all Brett. The taste mirrors that. This is now a Brett bomb. There might be a hint of citrus peel from the Citra hops, but it mostly tastes like a Brett pale ale or a Brett saison. This reminds me of a more balanced version of some of the Crooked Stave Brett pale ales. Not quite as good as Saint's Devotion from Lost Abbey but along those lines.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2014. Yellow orange in color. Hazy in appearance. White wine, grape skin, orange, oak and citrus hop. Highly carbonated. Slightly dry finish. Short finish. This is holding up very well.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Funk’d Citra from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 45 ratings