Citra & Azacca IPA
The Hop Concept Brewing

Citra & Azacca IPACitra & Azacca IPA
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The Hop Concept Brewing
California, United States
American IPA
3.72 | pDev: 8.87%
Dec 09, 2017
Jun 20, 2016
Citra & Azacca IPACitra & Azacca IPA
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bomber received in a Christmas advent calendar

Sediment and large chunky floaters in the bottom of the bottle...I press on as pour a glass into a teku. Clear oranger amber with micro carbonation. one finger off white sticky foam cap. Good lacings

Aroma of tropical fruits, bit of mango, whiff of spiciness

Hop taste is spicy, peppery, malt, bit of dank

Bitter bite, lingers
Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by malfunxion from New York

Feb 09, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2017
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a bomber at Craft Beer Hop Stop on 11/5/16 for $6.99. No bottling date visible. Cared for in my beer fridge since purchase.

Poured first half of the bottle into a Spiegelau glass, was golden with a very nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose has a hint of tropical hops and somewhat peppery.

Taste is kind of inconsistent, some sips are peppery, some are tropical, and some heavy citrus pith.

Feel is light to medium bodied and crisp.

Overall a mixed bag, not bad but not great.
Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on January 4, 2017. Look is orange gold with a nice thick head but there is way too much stuff floating around. Not appealing at all. Smell is ok. Taste is not up to the standards of the other varieties in the series. Bad bottle? Bad batch? Not sure but this bottle is a hot mess.
Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by micropale from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2017
Rated: 3.38 by BeerLover99 from Illinois

Dec 31, 2016
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Aroma is citrus, hops and tropical fruit/mild Capri Sun. The flavor is citrus, Mild/medium Capri Sun, slight fruit funk, malts and a long and bitter/very dry finish.
Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by RichieRich1812 from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by spycow from Illinois

Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 3.33 by CJNAPS from California

Dec 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a big fluffy 2" head.

Smell: light floral tones rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, orange, mango, pears, and a floral hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness from start to finish.

Overall: an easy to quaff IPA that has a decent flavor profile.
Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2016
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Darker gold, nearly amber. Mild haze. Small, but twice poured by the bartender, head that settles in like a dome. Nice blanket of lace initially. Ring lace thereafter.

Good blend of so lightly sweet pale malt with a floral citrusy hop.

The flavor is more dominantly bitter than the smell suggests. Good malt base, albeit darker trasting than the appearance. Highly carbonated which is only mitigated slightly by the above average body.
Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by BraisingCain from Massachusetts

Dec 01, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Nov 26, 2016
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Reviewed by wethorseblanket from California

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22-ounce bottle a clear pale orange under a 2-inch thick white head which has good retention and leaves splotchy lace. Chunky floaties in bottle and now in the glass. Allow to settle, but really? Aroma is milder than expected with mostly grapefruit, tangerine, and tropical fruits. Flavor is pithy and bitter with some dankness.
Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by Avatar113 from California

Nov 21, 2016
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Reviewed by johlac66 from California

4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Yellow gold with a frothy off-white head that left dots and streaks of lacing.
Dry, very grassy aroma and flavor. Hints of tropical fruit and melon.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly tart finish.
More Azacca than Citra apparently. An interesting combination.
Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Nov 08, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by AD17 from New Jersey

Nov 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Bonsall_Phil from California

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Golden deep hay color, slight lacing, does not retain head very long. Nothing on the look to get excited about. Grassy, astringent grainy scent; smells more like a Pilsner than an IPA to me.... Really turned off by the scent. Taste is a little better, I can pick up the Azacca hop mostly and its tropical tones but cannot really distinguish the usual powerful and loved citra... There's this graininess to it that is just a real downer. Nothing wrong with the mouthfeel.

Two of my favorite hops together from a brewery that I like and I was sharply disappointed. Will no longer purchase from Hop Concept/Port without reading the reviews first. It's not a total train wreck by any means but it's not worth the price tag either, nor anything that I would ever purchase again.
Nov 04, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by clake from Vermont

Nov 02, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 31, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by twelveinches from Washington

Oct 31, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by Tim725 from New Jersey

Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by Kplummer82 from California

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by StoutSnob40 from California

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Oct 28, 2016
Citra & Azacca IPA from The Hop Concept Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 63 ratings