Citra | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
greatergoodimperials.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Belgian IPA (IPA hop profile using belgian ale yeast)

Added by Britt on 04-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,812
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
pDev:
5.81%
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Kevinbattles
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anyjdoe3713
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ronl12
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 6/28/18
Nice hazy golden orange milkshake look holds a nice sweet tropical nose of papaya, lemon. Taste follows nose but not big explosion of juice just a mellow build. Ends with little grapefruit bite. Feel is medium and smooth. Nice job again by GG. Would buy again.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackrobe
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 6/7/18 on the bottom of the can, 3 weeks since brewing.

Pours a very hazy deep orange in the glass with a finger of pillowy white head. Nose starts off with a bit of saison funkiness, giving way to lemon zest, lime, gooseberry, fresh cut grass, light pepper, ruby grapefruit rind and a slight yeastiness. Taste is like a slap in the face of flavor, almost too much. Bringing in a strong bubblegum, heavy lactose-y lemon-lime, honeydew melon; all mixed with most of the notes of the nose. Medium body that coats your palette. High sweetness, low bitterness and medium-low drying. I don't taste alcohol specifically, but the intensity tells me it's at least 9% ABV. I'm a bit at a loss of words on this one, it's all over the place. Saison notes, milkshake NEIPA notes, slight pilsner malt notes. Sweetness is a bit clawing and sticks to your palette. If you're looking to blow your palette out of orbit, this one is for you.

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Photo of Pinkylives
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tongbliss
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque light gold with a fuzzy looking little bit of head on it. Smells like what you'd expect a big IPA to smell like: citrus rind, lemon zest, grapefruit. Not picking up the "Belgian" component in the nose. The taste is more bitter than I expected, the aftertaste in particular is almost harsh. The high ABV is noticeable as well on the back end. I admire the effort but won't be purchasing this one again.

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Photo of Mattymystique
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cochan
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DBosco
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can says "formerly known as Imperial Citra Saison", so an update of that beer that is also listed. Hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Smell is clean tropical fruit hops. Taste is juicy tropical hops (grapefruit and mango?) with a slightly bitter aftertaste and some peppery spice. Feel is very juicy, tingly carbonation boosts the peppery spice. Overall, this is a fine example of a tropical hops beer with a little extra peppery spice and belgian notes. The 9% ABV is surprisingly not apparent in the taste or feel.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mango puree, over ripe peach and melon. Sweet simple malt profile. Medium bodied. Creamy feel. Some pineapple. Virtually no bitterness. Slick finish. Pretty good. Like drinking a mango smoothie.

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Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citra from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 18 ratings