Dr. Citra | Magnify Brewing Company

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Dr. CitraDr. Citra

Brewed by:
Magnify Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dr. Citra is a twist on our beloved Dr 'Saic. We swapped Mosaic hops for Citra in this beer. Brewed with oats and hopped significantly and exclusively with Citra, you know exactly what to expect.

Added by ElGabRyan on 06-26-2017

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by shoretaxi:
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjones5045
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanflc
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of panhandlepints
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerbully
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Pours light yellow, very hazy, opaque.........2 finger fluffy head, moderate lacing that runs down the glass

S-tropical fruit and citrus hops........grapefruit, lemon, orange, passion fruit

T-Similar to the nose......lots of citrus.......grapefruit, orange, lemon.........a bit of peppery burn in the slightly bitter finish with a lingering grapefruit rind flavor

F-slightly less than medium, creamy.......carbonation is moderate..........feels bigger than the ABV

O-Enjoyable offering from Magnify that I would buy again

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at the brewery the night before the can release. I'm a fan of the Mosaic Dr. 'Saic and was curious how swapping Citra hops would change the beer. It pours totally opaque with a pastel yellow color and a thin, milk-white head and minimal lacing. I'm convinced the pour would look better from the can than the tap. That said, the color alone is great. It has a real NE IPA look. As the glass warmed, the aroma awakened with Citra hops, grapefruit, lemon, and a distinct onion smell. I have to say I didn't taste a lot of what I smelled: the Citra shines and there was a light citrus and a heavy dose of pepper at the finish. It features the astringent taste that causes some to criticize Magnify. With the right taste profile, I like the astringency (Hype Train is a good example) but the taste was somewhat one dimensional. For an IPA with a relatively low ABV of 5.9%, Dr. Citra is almost chewy in mouth feel and features moderate carbonation. If there was less of a peppery burn at the finish, this would be a really drinkable IPA. Overall, if you like Citra hops, then you'll probably like Dr. Citra but I prefer the Mosaic version which I find to be more easily drinkable.

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Photo of Thaddel
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Really really enjoyed this one. Took me back to the first time I tried a Bissell while in Portland, ME in August of 2016. Had that classic NE IPA look, and was chock full of grapefruit and citra juiciness. Loved it.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting concept as the hops were switched out in this one with the end result not being terribly different from the original. Seemed like there was more melon in this one as the beer looked, felt, and tasted, quite dry and light, though it was very lively throughout my time with this. While not your typical beer with Citra, there was still plenty to enjoy here from start to finish!

The pour to this was very light in hue as it looked like melon rind. Dank and cloudy, the head framed it nicely though the foam settled quickly and didn't stick around in the form of lacing on the side of my pint glass. Melon, sour grass, and citrus pith were all to be found in the less-than-robust nose though they came out more in the taste. Chalky and with a good amount of carbonation, nothing lingered for too long except for the grapefruit in the aftertaste. The oats gave this body and bit to proverbially and physically chew on, as the Citra came through in the aftertaste. A nice slickness coated my mouth once this went down, but a hint of onion spice didn't quite seem to mesh with that, or anything else present here...

Thankfully, the alcoholic content was quite low as the flavors didn't get overwhelmed by that. While not a great beer, I like the idea behind this as a variation on a common theme of Magnify. Maybe a few other hops deserve to have their turn, as they might complement the Oats better. What's there to lose?

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Photo of Timtac
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dr. Citra from Magnify Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 16 ratings