Citra Whimsy
4 Noses Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,039
ABV:
not listed
Score:
89
Ranked #9,428
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.03%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
31
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4 Noses Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Photo of arizcards
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a four-pack from the West Vail, CO Liquor Mart cooler on 8-25-18 for $11.99. Canned on 7-26-18, consumed on 8-27-18.

Beer decanted like your morning orange juice, a cloudy orange color. Head was decent with the initial pour.

Nose is fresh squeezed orange juice which is quite nice!

Taste is orange juice forward over a moderate malt base finishing with well blended rind hop finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and both smooth and refreshing.

Overall this is another nice recommendation from the West Vail Liquor Mart!

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Photo of Beaver13
3.13/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours very murky dark yellow with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is wheat malt and citrus fruit.

The flavor is sweet wheat malt and fruit with a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a subdued and malty NE IPA.

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Photo of sasquatch02539
3.05/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Extremely disappointed in this beer. Borderline flavorless. Looks fantastic. Great color. Beer was borderline flat. Would much rather drink a Sams Hazy or Sierra Hazy for a third of the cost.

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Photo of Captain_Dalroy
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic juicy/hazy IPA. Fairly light tasting for how hazy it looks, and not much bitterness at the back of the throat. Love it, hope to find it again soon!

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Despite the pictures of grapefruit on the can, I don't get much citrus flavor. The fruit is more peach or mango than grapefruit. Overall, this is a surprisingly bland beer. It's pleasant enough, mild, and inoffensive. I'll be happy to finish the other cans. But I've had much more flavorful and interesting NEIPAs.

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Photo of mister_moose
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding. This from someone who lives in New England, knows the style, drinks a lot of IPA, and spends lots of time in VT, drinking some of the best IPAs in the world. Bright, citrus, tangerine, rind, creamy, touch of dank, light on the bitter, extremely enjoyable. Missing some of the layers and intensity of world class, but this quite possibly the best I've had from Colorado.

From a 12 oz undated can, poured into a mug. C'mon guys, DATE YOUR IPA CANS!

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good ol' glass of fruit juice! Look is pure pineapple juice with maybe a hint of orange, thick turbidity (though not chunky), and barely any head. In a world of hazey IPAs this one looks inviting and luscious. But hardly any of that visual attractiveness is really beer-centric, so hard to grade it high on looks. Still, given the new expanses of the genre, it's by no means an ugly beer.

Smell is bright citrus, ripe peach, raw tropical fruits, and an ass-load of dankness. Very sharp and sweet. Maybe a little dark berry, and certainly some grassiness. Wonderful fruit salad on the nose.

Tongue certainly experiences degrees of the same notes as the nose, with sweet orange, white grape, sugared grapefruit, stone fruit, dank and wet grass, and a little doughy bread. And some lactose is certainly prevalent. Even beyond the white grape notes there's a wine-like quality to the back-end of each sip. But there's a meaningful astringent greeness to the taste, which I seem to experience more and more with hazy IPAs, these days. This chalkiness is relatively mild compared to others I've experienced recently, but it's hard to totally get past it as the slight burn is lasting on the tongue. Don't know what the ABV is (no canning date or ABV on the container -- tsk, tsk) so can't speak it's relative booziness, but there is certainly a little bit of heat on the back of the throat, whether that's alcohol or the greeness that's causing it.

Feel is thin but soft. But, again, a little abrasive and stingy at the back of the throat. Very juice-like (pulp free) in its consistency and texture. Goes down very easy.

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Photo of eppCOS
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid NEIPA from 4noses. One of the aspects I like is that it doesn't punish you with unrelenting bitterness but still has hop presence. It can seem just a little thin and a tad sweet but it's a very nice brew. Not much of a head but still properly carbonated.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

the legend of 4 noses continues to grow with each beer i have from them. they truly have become one of the better breweries in colorado, and one that i look forward to drinking from every time i see something new of theirs out there somewhere. this is a new england style ipa, the first hazy one i have had from them, but they always do hops well! i think its interesting to put sliced citrus on the label when there is no fruit in the beer, somewhat misleading, but i neither want nor miss fruit in this beer. the hops take care of that more than well enough, huge orange and tangerine and grapefruit fruitiness in the nose here, with lemongrass and herbal tea as well, impossibly bold in the smell, insanely fresh, and almost right there in the taste. maybe some cryo or lupulin powder hops, it has that intensity and freshness to it, but im not sure what they use. i think i get nelson or something else vinous and southern hemisphere, some pineapple notes to the flavor too, really juicy and summery and better than what everyone else is doing. the haziness is heavy and murky in appearance, but it doesnt make the beer slow down, this is smooth and basic in terms of malt, dry and simple, even though it has some body, a fine vehicle for the hops, and uglier looking than it ever is once i start drinking it. really incredible beer here, unique and profound hop complexion, ridiculous freshness. ill be back for more of this one this summer!

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Photo of snaotheus
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2018-04-26
12oz can served in a big snifter. If there's a date, I don't see it.

Pours hazy pale with a smallish head and medium carbonation. Smell is fruity, floral, and bitter.

Taste is fruity, floral, and bitter. Direct mirror of the aroma, but with a little bit of sweetness and creaminess added in for good measure.

Mouthfeel is thick and dry. Overall, nice beer.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 3/28/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- a glass of pineapple and orange juice that only provides proof of carbonation if you look down from the top of the glass. Almost no head that leaves no lacing.
Smell - loads of citrus and tropical hops that you might honestly confuse this for a glass of pineapple, orange and grapefruit juice!
Taste - delicious just as the nose suggests; the grapefruit is the overwhelming winner in the battle of these citrus and tropical flavors!
Feel - very hop forward with a strong grapefruit presence; I’d score this even higher, but it does come across as a bit too much on the fruity side.
Overall - a really fun hazy ipa that could certainly get dangerous at over 7%! (just a note, there is no ABV listed on the can, but the website notes 7.1%).

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Citra Whimsy from 4 Noses Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 31 ratings