Against the Grain Brewery Citra Ass Down – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.2% ABV | 68 IBU

Against the Grain Brewery Citra Ass Down American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.2% ABV | 68 IBU (US$4.71 at Specs Main Houston, 473 ml, best before 4-May-2019, acquired 3-Mar-2019, reviewed 26-Mar-2019)

Appearance: cloudy pale gold with one finger of creamy pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, bready caramel, tropical fruit, resiny pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly sticky body, moderate carbonation, lingering building bitter finish. (4/5)

There’s more than a few digs at other breweries on the can – “not brewed by gypsies or aliens, nor does it contain any zombie dirt”. Interesting to note that it’s not hopped solely with Citra (although that’s the biggest component), but also has some Columbus and Centennial. Old -school and full of attitude, with a bigger bitterness than the 68 IBU would suggest. I like it. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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