Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co. Citra IPA – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 65 IBU

Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co. Citra IPA American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 65 IBU (US$1.99 at Brix Bottleshop, 355 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 22-Oct-2018, reviewed 28-Oct-2018)

Appearance: clear medium gold with one finger of rocky white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel & biscuity malt, dank pine resin, citrus, tropical fruit. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry building and lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Love the can data – SRM, ABV, IBU, and FG – but no BO/BB dates? Seriously? Yet another one where I’m left hoping it’s fresh because it’s local to my point of purchase, but it’s hard to be sure. Especially because the other one I had by this brewer (on tap, and therefore presumably reasonably fresh) was a malt-heavy DIPA, that, though fine, was a long way from interesting. This is, well, about the same. There’s a nice lingering bitterness on the tongue, but the front end is pretty malty. I mean, I appreciate a nice back end as much as the next guy, but give me something to admire in the front as well, huh? (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze

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