Fresh IIPA One Hop Citra
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A Note on This Beer
It’s been well over a year since we last got our hands on Fresh IIPA One Hop Citra — which means, a lot of you have likely never delved into its juicy goodness before. And if you have, you’ve probably already pounced on today’s new batch (once you’ve finished howling with joy, of course).
Here’s the rundown on this succulent sipper:
The Hops: Hubbard’s Cave loaded it with Citra, Citra, and more Citra Hops! It’s a hoppy hazebomb that reveals all the lush nuances of this surprisingly multifaceted hop.
The Taste: Citra often brings waves of OJ and grapefruit to a brew. But here, with no other hops to get in the way, each mouthful is a juicy tapestry of bright tangerine, zesty lime, and, yes, fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit flavors. Whispers of guava, mango, and lychee fruit round out the citrus.
The Truth: Remember how I said it’s been over a year since we last got a stash of One Hop Citra? That’s because, while Hubbard’s Cave is renowned for their Fresh IIPA series, they only brew this single hop Citra version about once a year, sometimes less. And craft fans snatch it up quick!
Rated 92/100 on BeerAdvocate
The Chicago Tribune calls the Fresh IIPA series “some of the best Hazy IPAs in Chicago,” while Forbes puts Hubbard’s Cave on their list of the Top 15 Breweries in Illinois.
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