Kern River Citra

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Shmeal, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Am I missing something here? People seem to be demanding the whole world for an IPA....which doesn't make since in my world.
     
  2. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Hype, hype, hype.

    I've heard it's good. Some people think the best, others think it falls short of top tier.

    Only reason it's demanding so much is low production and the lottery you have to win to get any.

    This will probably be an IPA I never get.
     
  3. oregonskibum

    oregonskibum Zealot (523) Mar 14, 2009 Oregon

    Was wondering the same thing. I've had it several times and its a very good D/IPA. But it's a regular release that isn't that hard to get. Until today. Maybe I should put up:

    FT Boneyard Notorious growler. ISO: CCK or Wooden Hell+

    Seems to be about on par with the Citra posts.
     
  4. levon15

    levon15 Initiate (197) Jan 19, 2012 Illinois
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    I've had it in the past and thought I might trade for some again this go around. I don;t see this happening for what people are asking for it. FouFoune? Really?
     
  5. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Yeah, you shared a bottle with a couple of us at the Commons. It was good, but it does't come to mind as one of the best IPAs out there.


    Also, pardon my inability to spell on my first post. Since = sense.
     
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  6. oregonskibum

    oregonskibum Zealot (523) Mar 14, 2009 Oregon

    I just figured it was the language barrier. ;-)
     
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  7. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Ranguage barrier?

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. oregonskibum

    oregonskibum Zealot (523) Mar 14, 2009 Oregon

    Delivered cold and in style!
     
  9. DaveHack

    DaveHack Champion (803) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Yes, KRBC is ass rape worthy apparently. All trading rules and decency are out the window.....1 bottle of Citra for,wait for it.....a 750 of Persica.

    That is all.
     
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  10. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Ounce for ounce bro.
     
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  11. oregonskibum

    oregonskibum Zealot (523) Mar 14, 2009 Oregon

    I bet in a year or two, it will be a great barleywine. Stop being so short sited!
     
  12. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    I see what you did there.
     
  13. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (442) Aug 11, 2007 California
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    I was abel to land one with a couple Almanac Reserve Sours.
     
  14. DaveHack

    DaveHack Champion (803) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I'm still hacking away at it. I'm pretty sure I just pissed off everyone that has it though with my latest ISO/FT.:oops:
     
  15. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (130) May 15, 2011 New York
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    I was able to land one with a pumpking.
     
  16. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,360) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It's good , not worth cleaning house for. Abrasive and HT are still worlds better IMO.
     
  17. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 California
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    I had permanent funeral recently, and that is the shit, and i didnt need to trade my left nut for it. Y trade a tun when there is so many great DIPA's?
     
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  18. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 New York
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    Please tell me you didn't do that trade. I know you regularly go generously over the top for IPAs, but god damn every beer you offered should have landed multiple Citra.
     
  19. DaveHack

    DaveHack Champion (803) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    No, i absolutely didn't. This guy was a bit delusional
     
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  20. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (450) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    My thoughts exactly. And with IPAs being sensitive to freshness and having to be drank immediately, I lose even more respect for the trade value here.
     
  21. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,212) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    I prefer Lawsons Double Sunshine and TG's Sosus over Kern River Citra. The things people want in return for thier Citra bottles is crazy... I agree with shmeal and DanzBorin. its hyped, but its still good beer. Would I ever trade an arm and a leg to get a bottle? Heck no. Its alot easier for me to get a Double Sunshine and Sosus to boot...
     
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  22. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,212) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah right.
     
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  23. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Devotee (455) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    I haven't looked at what people are asking for it as of late, but fair trades, to me, would be other highly rated, limited release DIPAs. Also, to correct the dude above, it's not a regular release unless you count 2 releases per year regular. Not to mention, it's brewery-only. Furthermore KRBC rarely ever makes it down to SoCal anymore. I've seen Just Outstanding once at a bottle shop all year. I'm not trying to justify what people are asking Citra DIPA, just correcting any perception that the shit is easy to get for most people.

    Personally, though, if I took the trouble to drive all the way up there, I'd just keep the bottles for myself. The route that seems the most straight-forward from LA is to go up the 5, 99, pass through Bakersfield, then the 178 to Kernville. That may not seem like a hassle but the eastbound 178 is pretty gnarly due to the narrow winding road and frequent rock slides. Some people don't mind driving through such conditions but if you're easily stressed like me, it's not the most pleasant drive. There's not really much in the way of "fair" trades that someone could offer me for the trouble to get there.

    These pics show what the road is like.

    http://www.canhighways.com/CA/PHOTOS/CA-178-4_lg.jpg
    http://media.turnto23.com/photo/2013/08/20/rock slide 2 wm_1377030586948_776239_ver1.0_640_480.jpg
    http://media.bakersfieldnow.com/images/131007-canyon-crash-660.jpg
     
  24. nicks6217

    nicks6217 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Think of Citra has having the Heady topper effect, most people who have/trade Heady are not looking for other IPA's since the have access to some of the best out there, same can be said/thought of with people trading Citra.
     
  25. nicks6217

    nicks6217 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    My thoughts exactly.
     
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