Universal Mind
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IPA - New England
Ranked #932
Ranked #8,415
4.27 | pDev: 6.79%
Resident Culture Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: IPA double dry hopped exclusively with Citra hops.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This is definitely a Citra bomb - drippy grapefruit, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and pineapple, and a bit of bitterness.

Citra single-hopped IPAs are kind of dime a dozen at this point, but that doesn't detract from the fact that this is pretty tasty stuff. It's got your classic grapefruit/orange/pineapple/general citrus build that most of these IPAs have, with a soft and clean bitterness. There's no real malt character.

This is soft, clean, and super drinkable, with a fluffy and nice body.

This isn't exactly unique anymore, but it's still a tasty little treat nonetheless.

May 16, 2020
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy bright yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate pale golden yellow + pale orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thick film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit + citrus/grapefruit zest + tropical/pineapple + tropical/mango hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + honey + oat malts with a light amount of honey-like sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + honey + oat malts with a light amount of honey-like sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit + citrus/grapefruit zest + tropical/pineapple + tropical/mango hops which impart a minimal amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly leaving moderate lingering citrus hop flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasant soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Enjoyable and really highlights the Citra hops.

May 16, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright neon yellow body, white foam ring, lacing on the glass. Dank and grassy hops fill the nose, plus papaya, pineapple, lime and grapefruit. Taste has excellent hop bite up front and never really leaves, but the fruit is more muddled, mostly getting melon, papaya, and lime. Feel captures the hops and hazy juice, but not as refreshing as one might think, rather has more of a bite.

Jul 15, 2019
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Reef from South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/18/18

Almost opaque golden straw maybe 2 cm. White head that quickly dissipates leaving scant lacing, minimal islands and ring of carbonation. No floaties.
Strong citrus grapefruit, orange and cat pee aroma raises high expectations
Grapefruit, light melon, lime flavors
Mellow feel with a dry bitterness developing at the end of the swallow, no alcohol burn, low carbonation.
Meets or exceeds specs for a citra NEIPA. Outstanding.

Jan 09, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours murky with a honeyed goldenstraw color; the cap was thin and the lacing limited

Smell: Tangerine with kiwi, lime and starfruit

Taste: Tangerine from beginning to end, with kiwi and starfruit flavors tempering; a hint of lime emerges, in the middle and lingers into the rather dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; creamy

Overall: A nice expression of a Citra single hop IPA

Dec 24, 2018
Universal Mind from Resident Culture Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 19 ratings