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Karma Citra | Feral Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Feral Brewing Co.
Australia

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brendan13 on 02-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,313
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
42
pDev:
9.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with no visible carbonation. Only a hint of a copper tinge when held to the light. Topped with 4 fingers of chocolate beige head which leaves a frothy but uniform lacing.

Smells of cocoa, pine and orange zest. Dank with onions and garlic, almost like body odour. Black salty dutch liquorice in there too, and some lighter floral notes. Tar and mint, what a combo!

Tastes of tar and cocoa, chocolate and mint, black liquorice and asphalt. Hints of garlic and orange zest as well.

Thick body, moderate to high carbonation.

Got this in Perth, WA, drinking it in Thailand, Sept 12th, 2017. Unique and thick black ipa.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
2.6/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajax85
4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alew_os
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjo87
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a nice fluffy slightly tanned coloured head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell - citra hops upfront, definite malt presence, slight coffee undertones. Smells of a nice balance between hops and malt.

Taste - Nice balance as the nose indicated. Starts off like a nice IPA, and finishes like a porter. To, me it's exactly what the beer advertises. A smooth brew with big tropical and citrus notes, with chocolate and toffee undertones. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimWhitt
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirob
4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of life_of_agony
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopnerd
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feral’s latest offing (which to me is just a shortened version of the word “offering” because, you know, I’m lazy and all that) appears to be a Cascadian Dark Ale in a similar vein as their most superb (and so far my favourite of the style) Karma Chameleon, only that was 10% ABV and this one is 5.9% which begs the question: Why didn’t they bottle the awesome sauce that is Karma Chameleon? Over to you Feral.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Pitch brown/black body with a rather boisterous fluffy 1 inch khaki head that soon drops back to a respectable 1 cm. Some light spider webbing on the side of the glass. Pretty spot on looks-wise. 9/10.

S: Pineapple and guava hop notes stamp their authority on my olfactory senses like that biker in Terminator 2 extinguishing a cigar on Arnie’s chest. Like the beer-drinking Terminator that I am I whiff on unabated. Hints of toffee and chocolate linger on in the background but damn are those hops sexy, too bad malt, another time perhaps. 9/10.

T: The flavour was always going to be a let-down after that superlative hop aroma - those tropical pineapple/guava characters step back from the palate and let espresso malts and sharp herbal hops battle it out over my taste buds, which is a bit of a shame because I was looking forward to more pineapple/guava. Ultimately the herbal hop bitter note carries through to the after taste and slays the dragon that is espresso. 8/10.

M: Mid to light, almost medium, bodied with a sharp, dense carbonation. That carbonation really brings out the bitter notes somewhat. 7/10.

D: Compared to Karma Chameleon this is definitely the lessor brew of the two, however compared to other Black IPAs the balance is almost there but the tropical hop notes were lost from the aroma to the taste, and there needed to be a bit more hop flavours rather than hop bitterness (which all comes down to when the hops were added during the whole fermentation process - my money is on during the boil of the wort rather than a dry hop addition, but unless someone from Feral reads my blog we may never know). Still I did enjoy this and would seek it again on tap. 7/10.

Food match: The Korean classic that is Bulgogi would go a treat with this brew don’t forget a side dish of pajeori ;-)

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3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rwalford74
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle! Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma passionfruit, mango, citrus, fruity hops. Taste citrus and passionfruit up front with a mix of chocolate, coffee, toffee and roast to finish. Very nice.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of personpitch
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this on tap. now in bottles tasting just as great..

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of eddocron
4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Feral Brewery, Perth.

Love those dark stouts. This is listed as a Black American IPA, and it does poor black with a cream head that is rather thin, yet laces the pint as you drink.

It is Citra for a reason, great citrus f smells pour out of the glass, along with strong hop and malts. The smell lasts as well and compliments the taste.

Taste is malty, hops, and lemon, maybe a bit of peach or mango. definitely there.

The mouth feel is good, just the right amount of carbonation, a little bite of bitterness that compliments the citrus. A taste a feel that makes you want more.

I wish this was available bottled, or more widely via keg. Keg distribution has been very limited, and the best drink is right out of the brewery tap!
One of the best beers I've had.

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Karma Citra from Feral Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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