Citra Ass Down worth 16.50 a bottle?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tmbgnicu, Jul 17, 2014.

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  1. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (502) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Never see it around here locally, is it worth $17 a bottle? What does it go for other areas?
  2. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Never had it, but I personally don't think any IPA/IIPA is worth $17 a bottle.
  3. Crash_Hop

    Crash_Hop Initiate (0) May 2, 2014 Illinois

  4. Farnswurth

    Farnswurth Disciple (377) Sep 9, 2012 Illinois

  5. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Just read this in the first review on the beer's profile - 'This bottle was $17 here, but is available for half that price in Kentucky.'
  6. dsigmon

    dsigmon Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2007 Florida

    I paid $18 (i had no idea until i looked at my receipt). It's certainly not a "memorable" beer but it's good.
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  7. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (502) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Thank you, definitely not paying that.
  8. BlumBeer

    BlumBeer Initiate (0) May 17, 2012 Florida

    Not worth it at all
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  9. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    7.6% rotating IPA with a score of 87. I wouldn't spend that much on it.
  10. TheGator321

    TheGator321 Initiate (0) May 29, 2013 Connecticut

  11. Jono0284

    Jono0284 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2008 Maryland

  12. Jono0284

    Jono0284 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2008 Maryland

    We do not see a lot of their beers but the ones I have had I do not think warrant the price - for me anyway.
  13. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,578) Feb 15, 2010 New York
    Society Trader

    These threads keep popping up (and are sometimes deleted).
    I really love some of the beers that Against the Grain puts out. Great stuff. I've mainly had them on draught.

    I wonder if their current position in the marketplace will work out for them in the long run. I expect to see many of their beers not moving from shelves. I'm guessing that the asking prices have a lot to do with the distributor, but I don't know.
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  14. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,814) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    If you're willing to pay for it, then it's worth it.
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  15. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (502) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

    You know, I asked the question because I thought my local shop was trying to rip me off, but after doing a bit of research on here, it seems like the price isn't too far off. $17 for a 22oz IPA with no bottle dating.... Unreal.
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  16. Pahn

    Pahn Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 New York

  17. Halfbrother83

    Halfbrother83 Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2014 Illinois

    I think I paid ~$14.99 or so for it, and even then, I felt like I had been taken for a ride.
  18. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Fact based rationale steeped in logic - we need more of this, and less emotion-driven impetuous pitchfork wielding!
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  19. Modernrickk

    Modernrickk Defender (626) Oct 3, 2013 California

    It's 20 bucks out here in LA -
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  20. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

    I just saw that at the store yesterday...

    I decided not to purchase it as I could get 8 GREAT IIPA's for that price. I wouldn't pay that much for the #1 rated IIPA in the world.
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  21. beerwolf72

    beerwolf72 Aspirant (289) Aug 12, 2006 Ohio

    Nope. It's $8/bottle in Louisville, which seems about right.
  22. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    Against the Grain has some balls charging what they do. F them
  23. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

  24. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    Don't hate on them, they probably got their idea for pricing from FiftyFifty Brewing Co...
  25. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (212) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    AtG doesn't set the pricing you see on the shelf. I'm no expert on the matter, but I believe AtG sells their beer at whatever cost to the distributor who in turn adds whatever margin they choose before selling to the retailer. That is why you see such widely varied prices for the beer. Here in Louisville it's under $10/bottle. So that extra $7 or whatever comes from people past AtG.
  26. busternuggz

    busternuggz Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2008 California

    I remember seeing that show up in a bottle shop here for the first time. Interesting label, brewery I've heard of with a good rep, Citra hops, everything looked great until the price tag. There's no way.

    I feel like the market is opening up more and more to expensive bombers, but this is really pushing it. I can get a sixer of Sculpin for less than that.
  27. josephwa

    josephwa Zealot (501) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota

    That is outrageous for an IPA... better be barrel-aged for that price!
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  28. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    You know it's expensive when it cost more than Sculpin, an already overpriced IPA...
  29. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,578) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Wait a minute. You're saying that BeerAdvocate needs MORE judgements of worth based solely on ABV and a score #? No thanks.
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  30. McAndrew

    McAndrew Disciple (371) Jun 12, 2013 North Carolina

    Was stupid enough to purchase 2 bottles. Completely over-rated.
  31. jrand2621

    jrand2621 Aspirant (298) Dec 26, 2013 Connecticut

    No way. It was good, but no way would I pay for it again.
  32. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (163) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    I have been tempted to try a few of their beers, but I see these single hop IPAs and brown ales on shelf for $15 (sometimes more) and pass. They are gonna sit on the shelves here in CT for awhile, I think.
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  33. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York

    paid $20 on long island, sucked.
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  34. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    You're all in Hollywood and can afford it!
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  35. slym

    slym Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2014 North Carolina

    You guys... dropping $8 on a bomber and that's normal...

    must be nice being rich.


    I will admit, this year alone, I have spent $9 on a bomber of ST's Creme Brulee. Worth it, but IDK if I would ever do it again.

    *whistles tunelessly*
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  36. tbaker397

    tbaker397 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2013 West Virginia

    I am by no means rich or even close, however I am able to budget myself on things that ALLOW me to afford bombers, as over priced as they may be. Occasionally I do spend more than what I the time I didnt eat for a week after buying the case of Enjoy By last month :
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  37. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Devotee (453) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    With so many great IPAs available, not sure why we would need to spend that much on one. Seems like that would be a simple NO
  38. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (559) Jun 12, 2009 Oregon

    It was decent but not even worth the $10 my buddy paid for it.
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  39. Jaywalsh20

    Jaywalsh20 Zealot (598) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois

    How much is Sculpin in CA? I paid $7 for a 22oz bottle at Costco in Chicago, thought it was a steal.
  40. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    I give 'em credit for reading the market, though -- "People are wetting their pants over all the Citra bombs lately. Let's get in on this!"

    Fret not, dear old Simcoe, Centennial, et. al. - I still love you!
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