Citra | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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3.88/5
Very Good
9 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Added by Britt on 04-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
pDev:
4.64%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tongbliss
3.53/5  rDev -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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cochan
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DBosco
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citra from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 9 ratings