Tasting Room Series: DDH Citra IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tasting Room Series: DDH Citra IPATasting Room Series: DDH Citra IPA

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 18
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a lightly hazy yellow color with a modest head that slowly diminishes and leaves a bit of lacing. The hop scent stands out in the nose, completely covering the malt - in a nice way. The mouth gets a solid smack of hops with a super malt base. Nice!

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DDH Citra IPA pours a bronze color, with a big, long lasting, lacing head, perfect look. Big fresh wet hoppy aroma. Flavor is lighter, but a nice fresh hop flavor, and sweet sugary finish. Good body and feel. Overall, easy drinking hoppy beer. Light sweet flavors hurt in the end.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into Yakima Valley glass.

Nice hazy honey amber color with a fluffy head of 1 finger, lots of gorgeous hilly lace on the sides from the head sticking to it.

Damn fine clean aromas going on here with lots of citrus pith, orange juice, and peeled oranges. The citra hop is definitely spotlighted in this beer, no argument there.

Flavor is again, wonderfully clean, with orange pith and grapefruit flesh, slight acidic orange juice, following with bright herbal qualities and slight dirty armpit note that's 100% characteristic of a huge citra burst; finishing out on stringy grapefruit and orange juice.

Feel is clean, with slight creaminess and a nice full carbonation. Medium bodied. Resiny finish.

Overall, a lot like Pseudo Sue, and that's saying a lot. Definitely give this a try if you see it.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.07/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Impression from a 12 fl oz bottle acquired as part of a Boulevard variety 12-pack:

5.9% ABV. 37 IBUs. Best by 07DEC2018. "Double dry hopped Citra IPA."

APPEARANCE: Head is 2.5cm in height, frothy, and off-white in colour. Body is a transparent vibrant copper of above average vibrance.

AROMA: Tangerine, citrus, passionfruit, crystal malt, pale malt, candied orange peel.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Subdued, but it does match the aroma. I can't say Citra is well exploited or showcased here, but it does have a muted though dominant citrusy flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, somewhat refreshing, and approachable.

OVERALL: Drinkable but ultimately underwhelming coming from a brewery as usually impressive as Boulevard. Seems like a beer meant to cash in on the "DDH" marketing fad rather than an inspired beer the brewers wanted to make. It doesn't help that its hop pungency and depth of flavour are more on par with a pale ale than an IPA, but it's not a bad beer.


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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pineapple and sweet caramel. Nice citrusy bite with a mild bitterness and toasted caramel.

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Tasting Room Series: DDH Citra IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 18 ratings