A Note on This Beer
Chicago’s beer scene is en fuego and it’s not just because of Goose Island (RIP). Thirsty locals keyed us into the deliciously crafty hoppy brews pumped out in the ‘burbs by BuckleDown Brewing, including the straight-up-grapefruit-train that is Citra Clencher Double IPA.
Featured in the Chicago Tribune as a DIPA that “nails the balance” between its 8.1% ABV and juicy hoppiness, it’s no surprise why BeerAdvocate fans score it an impressive 4.10!
A citrus blast of zesty, grapefruity hops with hints of mango, Citra Clencher slides down the palate with bittersweet-fruity West Coast swagger. Aromas of a creamy orange sorbet make you rethink your New Year's resolutions, while irresistible lime and grapefruit flavors coats the tongue like a fresh baked fruit tart. BuckleDown’s real talent comes down to how drinkable they make this 8.1% ABV Imperial bomb -- so much so, one Untappd user checked in 4 times for 4 separate cans in just one evening.
Chicago is a city full of beer dreams, and we’re thrilled to be working with breweries like BuckleDown to show you guys their hoppy passion with beers like Citra Clencher. This is the kinda beer we imagine Chicago hopheads dream about on their “L” ride back from Downtown -- then turn those dreams into a tasty weekend reality.
4.1 on BeerAdvocate
Canned on 3/15/18