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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Citra

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The Pacific North West of America is home to the Citra hop. America is not just about cheer leaders, a silly version of football, elastic top jeans and cheeseburgers. They grow remarkable hops and Citra is a killer example of this, embodying all that is good about American hops and then some. A relatively new hop on the block, it may even seduce you into thinking the American Dream is not just a catch phrase to sell movies and elect Presidents. Fearfully hard to resist, this beer is loaded with brash citrus, grapefruit orange, hints of resinous pine and touches of black currant. Devilishly moreish. I am a little bit too obsessed with this beer for my own good.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YorkshireG73 (38) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Keg @ Grove Huddersfield. Not sure about this one. Got into Citra with Oakham which is good considering I prefer higher abv beers. Very faint Citra in this, tastes watery. Not much shouting out in this one. Tastes like San Pelligrino with faint Citra catpee hidden . Little bit of signature Punk IPA taste in there. There is a finish on the tongue but it tastes generic like a homebrew kit using malt extract in a can. Disappointed by this effort from Brewdog. I expected more.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klas (297) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Small glass at Brewdog bar Stockholm. Citrus and bitter. Good. but there are better ipas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1632) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Tap. Brewdog, Sheffield. Ginger colour. Thin, white head. Blood orange. Grapefruit. Grapefruit pith. Toffee malts. Taste is soft sweet. Light dry. Light bitter. Oily, greasy palate. Light, pithy bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Draught at BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush on 2 Nov. Poured a clear, deep golden, with a dense white head. Aroma of Citra hop, zesty fruit and straw. Fresh citrus fruit in the flavour, with golden syrup and mango. Finish was resin, balanced hop bitterness and toasted malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog Online Shop. Memory banks rate. Citra is the bomb. Can’t really go wrong with this hop. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3338) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; clear dark amber pour with a thin broken white head, citrus and pine aroma, taste had some skunk along with pine fresh toilet duck, well balanced bitterness, some green tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4798) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Tap at Brewdog Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a round white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is grassy Citra. The flavour is moderate bitter with a grassy orange citrus light spice Citra hop palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Nice, but they skimped on the Citra!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1512) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Keg at Bottle Cap Bar. Clear amber body with a thin off-white cap. Lively carbonation. Thick lacing marks. Aroma of lemon, passionfruit and grapefruit. Flavour of sweet biscuit and lemon drops. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A lovely IPA. Citra FTW.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1961) - WALES - OCT 16, 2014
Keg at Brewdog. Dark amber orange, hazy, small white head. Aroma is pungent orange, rotten fruit mustiness. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is very earthy, floral, smooth toffee malt. Fairly average, citra not being showcased the way it can be here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose and taste are grapefruit, orange, sweet citrus.


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