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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by APB, Dec 17, 2012.
Santa Adairius Rustic Ales' Simple Citra, followed by Kern River Citra.
Funny enough, I posted that right before I found out Knee Deep was distributing here. I'm going to try to get my local shop to carry it.
Zombie Dust without question. Wished more beers were brewed with only Citra.
Fuzzy Baby Ducks.
Doesn't Boneyard's RPM IPA also use Citra?
I swear I taste Citra. I love that beer and I can't wait until they start canning it, so I don't have to buy it by the growler and get fucked up drunk everytime I open it
Zombie Dust is near perfection. But I like psuedoSue better. And 2011 Wet (Citra, because of Simcoe shortage) was beergasm-inducing.
According to Surly, it is a "Double Oat IPA with Warrior and Citra hops".
I live in California, and I can get those easily but my Dad lives in West Chester and I'd like to stir him toward the Simtra, which is a little expensive for an IPA, but certainly excellent!
There are many good ones, I will go with White Rajah, Dark Horse Citra Crooked Tree and Zombie Dust.
If you like Citra hops, Knee Deep's Citra is a great single-hopped APA that's worth trying. I haven't had it side-by-side with ZD or other acclaimed Citra beers, but I like it a lot better than the BA consensus seems to... maybe it has a short shelf-life? Try it!
This may be a dumb question, but is there a way to find out what kind of hops are in different beers? I am still new to the whole world of craft beer, and I know the beers that I like, but there are times when i am scared to try something new. If i could get an idea of what is in the beers that I really like, then I might be able to figure out some other beers that i have not had. I will still try new brewers/styles, but its nice to get something that I already know i like or should like.
1) You can try looking at the brewer's description--some list ingredients.
2) Google the beer. See what homebrewers are using in clones. Or you may find a description.
3) You can sometimes email the brewery. Some brewers are forthcoming, others not so much. It helps if you have a clone recipe you're putting together as a homebrewer and just want to see how close you are.
4) Work hard (meaning drink lots of beer) and you can start to differentiate among the different hop varieties. This is why some people describe Citra as a pineapple-mango citrus bomb and others describe it as cat piss (or, like me, both--which oddly enough is an amazing thing).
Thank you. I agree with number 4 and rather than cat piss I think of an onion with bad BO that exploded in the beer. The bad or good thing is that I am really liking beers with those flavor profiles
Good stuff, I worked on a clone recipe before surrendering to my ignorance. Abrasive is my top reviewed beer and despite not being the best I've "had", it is quite amazing.
Must note that my previous selection of Zombie Dust is in a tie with Space from Half Acre!
I've never had it but will try to clone it as soon as it comes back on tap around here. I've accumulated some info on it and once I run a taste test, should be able to tell if there is citra or not. Pretty sure there is.
Easily ZZZombie Dust (have a case to drink!) , then Abrasive
been dying to try this. been on tap twice at the local bar and both times has kicked b4 i got a chance to try it
Pure Citra Hops - Zombie Dust and Kern Citra. Blended Hops HF Susan, but the Citra is heavy. I have no clue what HT and or Abrasive use but they are fantastic.
When Surly Wet was 100% Citra two years ago. Ridiculous.
Love Kern River Citra.....have to mention that this beer also uses Nugget during the boil and Amarillo during dry hoping.
This for sure. It as so different when they changed to Simcoe this past year, and not the good kind of different. Hopefully they go back to Citra this year.
Going to do an IPA in a couple weeks With Columbus and Cascade then dryhopped to hell with Citra! Very excited
Considering the beers I have had the chance to try:
Easily......New England Brewing Co.........Fuzzy Baby Ducks I.P.A. (6.2.%abv)
My last APA was cascade and citra. The cascade compliments the fruit flavors in the citra and helps cover some of the musky flavors.
Although there is Amarillo in it, Citra DIPA from Kern River is unbelievable.
Summit hops if too young have a garlic onion BO profile. It ages into Tangerine.
I recommend homebrewing, it really hones your beer senses.
I enjoyed this today.
Hermitage Single Hop Citra. It didn't have anything I don't like about Citra like cat pee, sketchy dankness or weird bitterness. Completely different from Zombie Dust. I aspire to brew a beer just like it.
Never had Kern or HF, so I'm all-in with Orange Whip.
What ^ he said!
Exactly...this and ZD
Kern Citra and Zombie dust, cant forget HOPPY BIRTHDAY
ISO: your hopped to hell citra IPA
....Guess I'm a noob... whats ISO?
ISO = "In search of" ( when you are trading). It's a compliment.
Wow!! That's awesome!! I haven't had anyone other than 1 or 2 of my brew buddies interested in my beer!! HAHA!