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:
#799
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
242
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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41
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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of dshansen1184
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prototypic
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdFed
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corey82
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Delta6014
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden Amber. Sticky glass. Excellent head. Tropical almost exotic smell. Nice bite. Clean finish. Excellent. Perhaps MadTree's best

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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my frequent complaints about citra hopped AIPAs is that they could be sweeter (and thus have more alcohol). This one put that experiment to the test.

It pours a dirty golden with fine bubbles. The aroma is clean, for the most part, with a little funky hops undertone. The taste is very big - thick and sweet under a big bitter, with a very boozy, hoppy bitter aftertaste. It's almost too much.

So the experiment I wanted someone to try, yields a huge bomb of a brew. I swear I'm feeling dizzy off a few sips.

Recommended.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrfrancis
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schrand
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shane13
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Splugehead
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greasy
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lovindahops
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +4.2%
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 -1.2%
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 +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -16%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Citra High from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 242 ratings