Citra High | MadTree Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Explore new worlds of flavor as two American hops collide to create waves of tropically dank flavors

Added by Jstonerock24 on 10-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#800
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
232
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 232 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of petrusek23
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schrand
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shane13
4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Splugehead
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greasy
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lovindahops
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

In high celebration of the sexiest hop on the planet, the brewers at MadTree slather a strong and hoppy beer with the perfume, taste and bitterness of the Citra hops for a recipe that's sure to exude excellence.

Citra High pours a deep amber haze that's topped with a creamy off white froth. The promised scent of citronella brings tangerine, grapefruit and tropical scents to the forefront with a quick follow of herb, hemp and grass. Honey, caramel and cashew align for the malty sweet taste of graham cracker.

And then the hops explode on the middle palate as the sweetness starts to lift and the radiant character of Citra hops deliver a wallop of mandarin orange, clementine, red grapefruit, mango and passionfruit to the tastebuds. Fresh spruce, grass clippings and a collection of botanical herbs round the finish with lemon verbena, cannabis and sassafras fragrant spices in tow.

Medium bodied and trending dry and bitter as the taste moves along, the finish is crisp, clean and refreshing despite the beer's impressive strength. A long and bitter aftertaste is spicy, grassy and pleasantly dank for a session that suggests a high rate of drinkability and deceptively smooth.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Off white head. Deep honey in color. Nose is a piney resinous hoppy goodness. The taste hides the high Abv. Be very careful as this raft drinking ipa will lay you out quick.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge beer that’s somehow easy on the palate and smooth throughout. Growler filled over the weekend and enjoyed on Wednesday.

Copper hue with a puffy head that subsided but never completely disappeared.

Zesty, spicy hops followed by an intense citrus and pine combo. Thick aroma with a loft of heft.

Taste is pith, earthy, spicy, grapefruit and orange zest. Citrusy and bitter but not pungent or fruit forward. Slightly sweet malt speaks to the weight of the beer - for all the hops slugging it out with your palate there is a sturdy malt backbone.

Thick and chewy but real easy drinking; finishes dry and crisp with a resinous coating.

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Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 11/9/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy deep golden with a fluffy white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some sweet sticky fruit along with some mild hints of caramel. Sweet malts are there. Hints of grapefruit and orange. The flavors have a nice amount of citrus. More grapefruit and orange. Malts do their thing. Solid bitterness. Subtle alcohol warmth in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid DIPA. Maybe I was personally expecting the citra hops to come off as more intense due to this being a highly regarded example of the style, but it's still a nice use of hops. Nice citrus flavors. It's nothing too crazy, but it's still enjoyable and fun to drink. Not bad at all.

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Photo of JCaweinstein
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NMA
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjwarren
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am sorry. I couldn’t find anything wrong. Fresh, raw, bitter. This is a Heady Topper clone. I find Heady to be a tad more herbal and a little heavier on grapefruit but this is extremely enjoyable. So drinkable. It just disappears at 9.5% and 120ibu. Fantastic.

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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives hazy with a deep amber almost burnt orange color; the head fades to a film but leaves plenty of sticky lacing

Smell: Pineapple and grapefruit, with a discernible impact from the alcohol in the aroma

Taste: Pineapple and grapefruit forward with citrusy bitterness building; assertively bitter, after the swallow, with some boozy biscuit elements in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: A little boozier than I like but all crafted in a west coast way

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Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wardt16
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allentownpaguy
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Citra High from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 232 ratings