MadTree Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Cincinnati has its own rival to Bell’s famed Hopslam… it’s MadTree’s 9.5% ABV Citra High Imperial IPA! Boasting a 4.33 score on BeerAdvocate, this Citra edition of the brewery’s Imperial IPA High series is one of the most buzzy annual releases the Ohio craft scene has to offer.
With its mad high hoppiness and ABV, Untappd drinkers only have strong feelings about this beer:
- “One of the best beers I’ve ever had” -- @Drew D.
- “The best from MadTree” -- @Craig F.
- “Still the best” -- @Gabe
- “Maybe the best beer I’ve ever tried” -- @Eric B.
Here’s why Cincy hopheads get so worked up: MadTree adds a massive amount of the versatile Citra Hop, over 4.5 lbs per barrel between the boil, whirlpool, and dry hop stages. Aggressive flavors of tangerine, clementine, red grapefruit, and mango storm the palate, buoyed by big booze and a honeyed malt backbone. Then a rush of cannabis and bitter herbal spruce needles come through in a crisp, sharp finish.
Every year when this boozy beauty comes rollin’ off the canning line, the team at MadTree has to prepare themselves for a barrage of fans who just couldn’t get enough of its powerful mandarin madness and grapefruity glory. Save your heckling and stock up on the freshest batch of Citra High right here.
Rated 4.33 on BeerAdvocate; 4.21 on Untappd
Packaged on 5/17/18