Citra Ass Down | Extra Billy's Smokehouse And Brewery

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4.18/5
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52 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Extra Billy's Smokehouse And Brewery
Virginia, United States
extrabillys.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively with Citra hops, this IPA has a tropical, citrusy, even grapefruit aroma and taste. Deadly smooth. Perfectly balanced between bitterness and sweetness; even those not fond of hops have come to love this one. One sip and you'll want to Citra Ass Down for another! Gold medal winner for IPA in the 2013 VA Craft Brewers Festival and Competition.

Added by RollTide7 on 05-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,195
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
52
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a clear copper color capped by an inch of foam that leave sheets of lacing

Smell: Floral, with tropical fruit and citrus tones

Taste: A touch of the biscuit, up front, with building tropical fruit (pineapple, primarily) and tangerine tones; a bit of residual sweetness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat crisp

Overall: I was interested in giving this out of the way IPA a try to see whether it was the real deal - it is

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

batch #4 on tap at Mekong. snifter.

pours a solid golden copper with a half inch head, amazing lacing. the smell is extremely fruity and hoppy. very balanced. the taste is so balanced between hops and malts, its a sculpin clone EXACTLY. if you were to give this to me blind and say it was a sculpin I'd believe you. perfect body.

amazing IPA. one of the best east coast ipas I've ever had.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-light amber color with a nice off-white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, pine, bready malt, very fragrant

T-grapefruit, tropical fruit, bread dough, pine, slight herbal, nice moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and smooth

O-an excellent IPA, love the full Citra flavor and great balance

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My go-to beer when I come to Extra Billy's. Solid appearance as a golden yellow and orange clear pint with fantastic lacing of slightly off-white foam. Nose is big piney which preps the tongue for more of the same with a nice resiny pine taste that leaves just a hint of sweetness on the back off the tongue. Not overly dry but not so animated as to be over- carbonated or cloying on the finish. Probably "just right". Great beer and should be a Midlothian landmark.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Citra Ass Down from Extra Billy's Smokehouse And Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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