Citronious
Calusa Brewing

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #186
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,297
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 7.03%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
77
From:
Calusa Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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Notes: Northeast style IPA brewed with oatmeal & Citra hops
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 77 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by deebo:
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4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oooh Citra don't fail me now! The IPA of Calusa is chocked full of the stuff. So juicy, radiant and seemingly dripping from the branch, but the tantalizing taste of oranges is just the beginning.

Citronious leaps right out with those premiere citrus fragrances. Like a citronella candle, its radiant perfume is redolent with herb, vegetation and botanicals. Pale gold in color, the beer's rich haze is just shy of turbid but gives the austere of straight orange juice to the eye. A creamy lather of foam rests atop the ale and awaits that first fructose filled, honey, biscuit and light caramel malt sweetness.

Much of the malt sweetness and roundness falls from the palate through the middle, leaving a plethora of hops in its wake. Tangerine and mandarin orange becomes condensed and juicy to the point where more tropical and exotic fruit begins to shine. Mango, pineapple and passionfruit burst to life and give impressions of tangy sherbet. Assertive bitterness is sharp yet smooth, giving impressions of west coast design as the ale closes resinous with pine needles, fresh cut grass and the herbal bite of chives.

Medium bodied, the ale starts creamy and pleasantly lush, but finishes dry, crisp and refreshing with the bitterness clinging to the gullet. A light grassy, leafy astringency plays off the bitterness and blends in nicely with the spice of citronella and clean alcohol. Mildly peppery, the ale trails with curacao and an orange blossom whimsy.

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Photo of metter98
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Caluso Brewing, Sarasota, FL

A: The beer is very cloudy yellow in color and poured with a minimal white head that left a patch of bubbles in the center and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has strong flavors of citrus—lemony hops seem to stand out in particular. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This is a very nice New England-style IPA that is packed with citrusy aromas and flavors and is hardly bitter at all. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of jloomis
4.94/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: this beer looks beautiful. Light straw color, hazy but not so turbid that it looks like chicken broth. Clean white head and great retention that sticks around the entire glass. Perfect.

S: Strong Citra hop smell. Grapefruit pith and juice with some mango mixed in. A little grass and pine are also on the mix, very nice.

T: Soooooo good. Slight restrained bitterness, citrus juice prominent grapefruit, mango, and slight pine. On par with most of the top rated NE IPAs.

M: Medium bodied and creamy, the addition of oats really add to a great mouthfeel. Medium carbonation not astringent. Drinks nice and easy.

O: This is a GREAT beer! Stands up to many top rated NE IPAs. Was the highlight of all of their beers even bought a growler to bring home and after I finished it I wish I bought more. Glad they are not far, I plan on making this a staple.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Straw colored liquid, hazy with a white head if great duration. Good lace left behind.
Smell is citrus & pine heavy, faint malt, faint saltine note.
Taste is citrus, light malt and resin. Not much else.
Medium-light body, carbonation is restrained for the style.
For an IPA, I liked it.

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Photo of TLA
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nickfl
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrosso
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of urwithdave
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer can stand up to the offerings of the NE breweries. I have not reviewed a beer in several years. I feel that I have to take the time to do so here.
Citrus fruits in the nose. Grapefruit, tangerines, maybe some pineapple in the mix too.
Cloudy, but not cloudy enough. I want to see more oats, love being able to cut threw my ipa with a knife.
Tastes amazing. Everything the nose picks up on is prevalent here. Huge notes of grapefruit, oranges, tangerines are up front. Hints of peaches,pineapple, and mango. Bitterness is spot on, very balanced. Not too astringent.
Finish is extremely clean. Very refreshing brew that I will be drinking regularly. Highly suggest seeking this out.

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Photo of joemochas
3.77/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtg642
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFC21
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elvisdoc
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid all around IPA

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopkrid
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rightcoast7
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop-Dawwg
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dank! Dank! Dank Citra Hops! Nuff said! Killer beer that stands up to NE offerings such as Tree House Julius. You can smell this beer from a mile away. Awesome!

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Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesH
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Citronious can hang with the best of the New England style IPA's. A single hopped unfiltered and hazy IPA is easily in the realm of tree house and trillium. Extremely drinkable and deliciously juicy; it is now my go to IPA.

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Citronious from Calusa Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 77 ratings