So, for Christmas Eve I served a growler of the IPA, it was ready.
The IPA on tap is just coming around. It started to taste pretty good last night.
People said the IPA was quite good. (Although my sister said it smelled like a wet dog. I corrected her, everyone knows Citra smells like Cat Pee. hehe)
I also gave away two growlers.
For the record the one that exploded was this one:
The Sierra Nevada ones appear to be the same as the ones I got from William's and my local home brew shop.