Knee Deep Brewing Co.
Located in Northern California is an All-American town called Lincoln. I remember driving through Lincoln many times back in college on my way from Chico State to Lake Tahoe. It was a sleepy little train town that you might miss if you blink on your drive down highway 65. But over the year’s it’s grown and now Lincoln even has an award-winning brewery, Knee Deep Brewing Co. I had a chance to try the single hopped Citra Extra Pale Ale over the weekend.
Knee Deep Brewing Co. – Citra – Extra Pale Ale
6% ABV – 45 IBU
A single hop, west coast style American Pale Ale with intense hop flavor and aroma’s. This is a citrus bomb that has grapefruit and passion fruit aroma’s with citrus lime flavors.
Citra pours a nice reddish copper color with very little head. It has a fruity sweet floral nose to it. It’s a well-balanced brew, with a great malt backbone that isn’t overpowered by the Citra hops. It’s an interesting beer, and more complex than a typical Pale Ale. Perhaps, that’s what makes this one “Extra”.
This is one of the first “single hop” ales I’ve tried so I don’t have much to compare it to other than other Pale Ales. So I’ll just say that I enjoyed it, but it got a little too floral and sweet near the end for my tastes. I’d suggest that you split a bottle with a friend and then follow it up with a hop bomb of your choice. (I would recommend a Knee Deep Hoptologist DIPA).
3.5 beer soaked caps from me.
Beer Soaked Erik
P.S. I found this one at Korker Liquor in Corona Del Mar.