Decadent Ales
Citra Citra Double India Pale Ale
American IPA
New York
16oz, Single
Curious lack of head. maybe half a finger of off-white foam and tiny specks here and there for lacing. Dark yellow to orange skin in color, sort of a metallic brightness, this in spite of the huge amount of particulate floating inside the glass, the bubbles are so random you think a catfish is slowly exhaling from the glass bottom. Explosive nose of pink grapefruit, Mandarin orange and lime citrus paired with guava, mango, papaya to kiwi fruit and caramel, the dankness shoved to the side albeit it's likely not insubstantial on its own, some pine cones strewn on the forest floor, pie dough. Full-bodied, more sugary than sweet, syrupy texture to the pineapple, kiwi, mango, apricot fruit, even the green apple notes fall prey. The carbonation does prickle some but it's a mile wide and an inch deep, can't do more than actively massage the palate. The pink grapefruit, tangerine soupy but thankfully does take a turn towards sour at the end. Pine sap, orange pekoe tea leaf, molasses and cola bean represent little more than variations on a theme. It is unabashedly over the top and when taken as such has its place. Having a sweet tooth helps.
3 out of 5