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Discussion in 'US - West' started by aquazr1, Mar 14, 2015.
Winter Ale was THE beer that was on point this year. Others I know agree as well.
Had 4 bottles of Winter Ale this season.
I'm looking to trade a couple of Citra six-packs near the end of March. If you're interested let me know.
Maybe I had an off bottle, but I was disappointed.
Think Tank #15.......this one is very very good. Is it hazy?
Yes. But not so juicy haze. Almost like what a west coast haze would taste like.
Definitely liked it! Agreed on WC haze. Could see it having the onion/garlic aspects for some palates though.
I liked it a lot too. The hop finish on it is very interesting - it's not for the haze bros. It's a bit pricey but I'd recommend getting a bottle, at least just to try. Especially since it's supposedly a one-time release.
I’m not sure if TT15 is a one time release only. I think they should keep this series going. In bombers. But we are seeing less bottles and more cans these days. So who knows? I’m still hoping KRBC will put Class V in cans. 6pk or 4pk, doesn’t matter. Can’s.
Good times at KRBC yesterday. Citra is tasting pretty damn good. Really enjoyed the imperial coffee porter too.
Citra was better than the last few batches I think. I liked every IPA they had on tap.
We had a good time hanging out at the pub and Backyard yesterday and enjoyed Citra on tap.
Opened a couple Citra cans this evening. Looks, smells, and tastes great - I'd say it's much improved from the last few batches. I wouldn't put it as high up there as the earlier years but the fog of time and many other great IPAs since then might be skewing my opinion.
Tell me more about this imperial coffee porter...any idea if it will see packaged distro?
I really have no idea at all about that. Did not ask. But I thought it was really delicious. Would love to see it distro’d.
Has anyone got a heads up on Citra DIPA kegs showing up in the OC/LA area? I'm sure no cans were released for distro. Just curious. It would be nice to try Citra to compare to the past Citra releases. Thanks.
Had a can last night and stand by earlier statement. This batch is very good!
Compared to previous batches? I go all the way back to Batch 1 release. Thx.
I don't know, so hard to say. Not sure when they started brewing it or when I had it first, but I think I had it the last two or three times they did the "line up and wait for hours like an idiot" thing. Is it as good as those older batches? I don't know. Pallets change...other breweries have stepped up their games significantly. All I can say is that I think this batch is delicious and I definitely enjoy it more than the last several batches, and I am glad I grabbed a case.
Kelly’s Korner Tavern in Placentia is tapping a keg tomorrow.
Sweet, you gonna grab a schooner?
Ha! I’ll swing by for a small pour. I don’t think they’ve used schooners there since ownership changed years ago.
FFS. First time we passed on semi annual Citra and they decide to finally dial it in?
Good to know....
Yes, this latest batch of Citra on draft is better than the last 3 or 4 batches. Not quite the citrus taste of Kern’s OG Citra back in the hey days. It’s nice to get a pint of this sooo close to home.
It's been a while since my last Kern goodness. Yes I still love me some Kern IPA's along with all this other haze and clear sh!te that's out there. So fresh Chuurch cans and JO can be found for those who's looking. Some new bottles have been seen in and around the OC/LA area lately. Think Tank #16, Eddy Flower TIPA, Long Swim, Hop Nookie and 12th Anniversary (Golden Stout) bombers are out. The Golden Stout looks interesting.
Would love to get on this thread and read that the old Citra is back. Maybe someday!
I think thats kinda like the the thread where everyone is waiting to hear the OG Nelson is back........get in line.
We can dream for both. Right?
The last two times I had Citra from a keg I thought I was drinking from a mislabeled keg of Hop Nookie. Beer menu had it at 11% alcohol. It tasted greasy and odd. My current go to from KRBC is Chuurch. Excellent ipa in a can.
Yes, Church is very good. Grabbed a bomber of Think Tank 16 yesterday. Still looking for their 12th Anniversary bottle.
Haven't had much from them, but Think Thank 15 was very tasty.
Looks like ex KRBC Kyle Smith is moving on to bigger and (better) things to come.
I believe his last gig was at Lengthwise.
The taste for winter weather is right around the corner.
Has anybody seen Winter Double IPA around the OC or LA area? Just curious if this has made the rounds yet?
Still waiting for Class V Stout in cans for the winter time. God damn I love that beer so much.
Question on Just Outstanding. Has JO ever been brewed with Citra hops? I know its dry hopped with simcoe and amarillo. I'm seeing JO w/Citra hops around town.
Yup. This JO w/ Citra Hops is delicious. Oh my.
@OTB If you see this on tap in your area....don’t hesitate. Git it before it’s gone.
"In the spirit of our Fall Citra Double IPA release, we are making a special batch of Just Outstanding with Citra! No, we are not blending the two beers, (although that might just work…) we are making our regular JO recipe with all of it’s Simcoe and Amarillo, then adding an additional dose of Citra hops. Enjoy while it lasts!"
Hey Gunz, Draft or cans?
Edit. Looking like draft only
Thanks for the heads up buddy but I’ll most likely miss out on this one, sounds deelish though !
Having a Think Tank #17 at the moment, very good clear bitter WCIPA at 7%. I need more of these beers in my life.
Wow, no play on this thread anymore despite a Citra release. Anyone been up and have any feedback on the current batch?