Citronious BIG | Calusa Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Calusa Brewing
Florida, United States
calusabrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Citra hopped Double India Pale Ale

Added by mattreitz49 on 09-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,991
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of DarkLordsAxe
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tvanvranken
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GRBLUE12
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winehead247
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into large snifter 2-19-18 can date

Beautiful, bright yellow color with a fluffy white tuft of foam on top. No lacing as I drink. Primarily citrus on the nose. Taste is muddled pineapple, guava, and tangerine. Very muted hop. Still juicy and tasty.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sir_DrinksAtHome
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B1G
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bb-magic
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFC21
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Richelwyn
4.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange body. Smells of tangerine, grapefruit, and some sweet tropical fruits. Sweetness is more prominent in the taste. Orange citrus is still present, but it's more of a sweetened orange drink. Sweet pale malt. Medium body and slick. Low bitterness. Easy to drink and tasty, though it's sweet and lacks a little depth to be really great.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Whoever came up with the adage "less is more" obviously wasn't an IPA drinker. Calusa Brewing combats that notion by taking their nearly flawless Citronious IPA and making it bigger.

Bursting with all things citrus, Citronious Big also runs the tropical fruit gamut with a bold herbal and spruce medley and a high citronella perfume. A rich haze comes over the appearance, darkening its pale golden hues. A creamy and tightly woven froth skirts the tastebuds with an initial explosion of fruit sweetness that seems of honey, blossom, angel food cake and a kiss of caramel.

As the sweetness slowly retreats, the creaminess of malt remains in support for the onslaught of hops that bring those pink grapefruit, mandarin orange and lemon impressions to life. Backed with the succulence of pineapple, passionfruit, papaya and mango, these fruit punch flavors brighten and embolden the citrusy hops and give the ale a slight berry-like twang. The hops continue to develop into a succinct bitterness of fresh grass clippings, pepper, pine, herb, hemp and a brisk salinity to close.

Medium bodied, the beer's dry and bitter finish reinforces true IPA notions but its strength leaves behind a light bed of sweet starchiness to keep a semblance of balance but without the malts getting in the way from the premiere hop aroma, taste or texture. Finishing spicy, bitter and of assorted fruit peels, the aftertaste is long and lean, inviting another quick return to the glass.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citronious BIG from Calusa Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 15 ratings