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

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2011
On tap @ Beer Temple Amsterdam. The aroma has a lot of citrus. Bit hazy, orange coloured beer with a medium, off white head. The taste is bitter, quite citric. Medium bodied beer with a smooth, clean, refreshing and dry palate.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3983) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Love the aroma - yum! Colour fine, not much head though. Taste is blinding. Perfectly balanced sweet and sour, with hops like a fresh breeze and lightly spiced citrus, mixed up with tartness. Fantastic. Drinkable, flavoursome down to the last drop. Sensational actually.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Beer2000
[Courtesy of igniztion] Pours cloudy orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6157) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle.Pours golden with a white head.Aroma of cheesy and floral hops with some citrus and fruity notes.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some citrus and resin.Nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2011
Zlý Časy, Prága. Világos, narancsos-sárgásbarnás szín, tetején hatalmas és lassan ülepedő piszkosfehér hab. Illata eszméletlenül barackos, friss barack és a cukros barackbefőtt egyszerre érződik, valamint egyfajta virágillat árad a levegőben. A gyümölcsös, főleg barackos és citrusos ízek a meghatározóak, kevés mézzel beoltva, az elsöprő gyümölcsös komlónak nincs annyira keserű íze, de azért ingereli a torkunkat rendesen, kicsit érződik a magasabb alkoholtartalom is, de itt most ez csak hozzátesz az ízéhez, utóíze pedig hosszan tartó és gyümölcsös. Száraz, testes, erősen élő kortyolgatós prémium IPA ez, a lehető legjobb helyről.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Bought as part of a 4 pack from Utobeer. Amber pour with a beige head. Pine, mango, peach and fresh hop aromas abound. Tangy flavours of citrus, peach and pear. Fruity mouthfeel leading into refreshing fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pale golden color with a white head Apricot aroma, pine apples and grass. Hoppy grassy flavor, pine apple, metal notes and some apples. Long nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of pronounced, juicy citrus. Tastes citrussy with some grapefruit, blood orange and sweet citrussy elements on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2011
[330ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Hazy deep golden pour – big aroma of mango, which for me is the classic strong American IPA nose. Straight up tropical fruit from start to finish – let down slightly by the lack of any bitter finish to complement it. Sampled alongside Kernel Citra IPA, you can tell which of the two is better crafted. Still a good beer though [08032011]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9840) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. I guess my olfactory system is a couple tacos short of a Mexican combo platter, because I pull only two things out of the nose – apricot and musk. That’s it. Sorry. Well, I AM good at describing how a beer feels in my mouth and this one feels somewhere right between medium and full-bodied with mild carbonation. You see? That description may be equaled one day, but it will never be beaten. The flavor is moderately bitter and mildly acidic with lovely, fruity notes of orange peel, pink grapefruit, peach and apricot. Just a hint of pine needle bitterness in there too. Finishes up fruity, sandy and Mojave-dry. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!


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