davidtjm (917) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the organ grinder in Loughborough. Clear gold pour, citrus aroma and citrus and hops taste. A nice pale ale.
OwainTurner (421) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Criterion, Leicester. Wow. What a beer! Looks like a strong ale, with a whispy head. Aroma of old socks :-(. Taste is great, very floral with pine and lime taste. Very nice.
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
rlgk (13391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Craft Beer, Clerkenwell. Clear pale golden beer with a small white head. Fruity aroma, hop notes, grapes, citrus, some hay. Fruity hop flavor, grassy notes, spices, hay, floral notes, woodsy, some biscuits. Hoppy floral finish with some spices.
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Cross Keys, Chester. Straw colour. Tight white head. I was thinking about what wasn’t quite right about this beer. I never did decide. Even after 4 pints of it ..
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A while back I took the wife, before she was the wife, to the monkey park near Stoke. On the way I told her about the underwater monkeys, and the glass tunnel you walk through whilst said underwater monkeys swim by, all around you. I thought nothing of it until at the end of the trip she expressed dismay that we had come to the end without seeing the underwater fellas. I’m sure she would be dead chuffed to know that I’d shared that on here. If you got a load of monkeys sat at a typewriter chances are at some point they’d type something about a beer tasting like someone has had a dump in your mouth. This beer is nothing like that, very clean. I love citra.
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand-pulled pint in Ye Old Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 29 Jun 2013.
Very pale in looks, weak urine yellow in fact: good white bubbley head that tried to stay the distance, but failed.
As you’d expect from a brew using Citra hops, this leaned heavily towards a citrus based flavour and aroma.
I know this beer is very popular with a lot of Real Ale drinkers and craft beer fans alike, but I’m fed up with so may ’samey’ tasting brews using citrus flavours to refresh us Brits: I want deep amber brews with a malt and hop balance when I go into a pub, not this ’new wave’ of light lager look alikes with lemon duck toilet cleaner as a base!
I’ve tried to score objectively.
scotty (1088) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Furnace Inn Derby. A pale brew with a good white head, loads of fruity hops and a hint of sweetish malt, a crackin’ beer, well looked after in this pub, lovely!
dogen (38) - ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 Bottle. Pale amber, not much head. Not a great deal of aroma. Citra heaven. Too easy to drink.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, pale malt, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, butter notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, toffee - nutty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.