Don't Tell Mom, The Baby Citra's Dead
Only Child Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #565
Ranked #3,980
4.24 | pDev: 14.39%
Only Child Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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3.34/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Canned 4/4/16; drank 4/11/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big eggnog head; thick, frothy lace.

Orange citrus & peanut butter notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & peanut butter flavors; no booze heat.

Much maltier & less citrus-y than the last can I had; a major letdown. Drinkable, but that's it.

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from their signature black an white cans.
L: A foggy golden color, nice off white head that fades away but leaves a soapy appearance, very nice lacing.
T: Tropical fruit, mango, papaya and some pineapple.
F: Smooth and creamy, carbonation is right on. Very easy drinking.
O: Small Lake County brewery. This is probably beer #5 or #6 from Only Child, all have been well made. Another taproom visit is coming up soon. Highly recommended.

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Photo of blackcompg
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - pours two fingers of thick creamy eggshell foam, body is a glowing translucent orange amber, defined laces follow each quaff, retains a sturdy cap throughout.

Smell - just a huge nose of tropical and citrus, especially pineapple, papaya, red grapefruit and blood orange. Hints of pine and sweet basil, phenomenal!

Taste - exactly like the nose - tropical and citrus flavors explode across the palate and fill the mouth - pineapple and papaya meats dominate, bright sharp esters of citrus peels, wonderful fruit piths and drying peach pits line the back of the tongue, starts out juicy and mouth coating then dry and slight bitter pucker and drying basil at the finish, perfect balance and transition.

Mouthfeel - perfect medium weight for a dipa but not overly sweet or syrupy in the least, carb is smooth and barely provides enough scrub, really letting the tropical and citrus flavors assert and dominate, and still manages to finish dry - perfection.

Overall - I'm just going to say it - this is the best dipa I've ever had, and I just tried my first Pliny recently. Only Child is a fantastic local brewery, and everything I've had from them is top shelf. If you're ever in Gurnee, their beers are a must try - and you MUST try this one, I think you will agree with me.

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is dark golden yellow, slight orange hue throughout, nothing spectacular, but looks like a pretty Citra hop brew.

CIIITTTRRRAAA!!! Wow, juicy, dank hops straight to the dome.

Taste is up there with some of my favorite Citra IPAs. Tropic fruit and hops burst open at first sip.

Fruity, sticky, and oh so wonderful.

Overall, not my favorite Citra highlighted brew, but damn this hit the spot! Another winner from Only Child!

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4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, but I know this beer is recently fresh. My second beer from Only Child Brewing Company.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice bright hazed orange colored body with some dark sediment lurking at the bottom. Three fingers of big fat bubbly off-white head that leaves some thick spotty lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is bright, fruity, and floral. Pineapple, grapefruit, pine, flowers, and some bready / doughy yeast type smell. Smells very fresh and appealing.

T - The taste is the same - floral, juicy, and tropical. Pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, mango.

M - The feel is smooth and juicy. Medium-light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a very nicely done DIPA from Only Child Brewing, I would definitely love to have more bottles of this one while it is still fresh. Would surely drink again, and I look forward to more from these guys.

Only Child Brewing Dont Tell Mom The Baby Citra's Dead ---4/5.

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3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love the name and label. Great new-ish brewery in Lake Co, IL. This beer would be insanely better if carbed correctly. Look and smell is phenomenal but zero head and lack of bubbles drops this one down a few notches.

I look forward to may great things from Only Child!

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Don't Tell Mom, The Baby Citra's Dead from Only Child Brewing Company
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