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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Citra

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 189   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Rated 9.4.2011 at HBF. Transferring here. No Text review available so this is a placeholder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
19th February 2011
Hazy amber beer, little white head. Crispy palate. Orange and orange marmalade. Trace of grapefruit. Minerally sharpness. Gets a little sweeter toward the semi dry finish. Refreshing fruity IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2012
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110409.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of hops, exotic fruits, lemon, grass and caramel. Flavor of caramel, exotic fruits, hops and malts. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle shared by esp0r July 2011, thanks a lot. Hazy dark orange, big beige head. Aroma of citrus - of course - and grass, pine, orange peel. Taste of citrus fruits, caramel, hazelnut I think, and tea. Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1061) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 30, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Vaso Shaker. (Notas). Color ámbar anaranjado claro y apariencia algo velada. Espuma amarillenta, de burbuja mediana y bastante buena retención. Intensos aromas y sabores de lúpulos y cítrico. Cuerpo medio y moderada carbonatación. Textura oleosa pero ligera. Una cerveza muy refrescante que hace añorarla incluso antes de terminarla. 330ml bottle. Shaker glass. (From my notes). Light orangish amber color. Chill haze. Yellowish,medium bubbled, froth. Fairly good retention. Intense hops & citrics both in flavors & aromas. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Texture is oily but light. A very refreshing beer been missed before finish it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2012
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy amber with a medium sized off-white head. Leaving a fair lacing. Nose of grapefruit, lemon and caramel. Sweet flavor with citrus, orange and grapefruit and caramel. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry and decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2887) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget, reviewed in the summer of 2011. Lots of citrus and also some fruits in both the smell and taste. Interesting hops that makes it on it’s own.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TimmyTenToes (1) - - MAY 1, 2012 does not count
Wow, amazing such a shame they don’t make this anymore probably a good thing for me though....? have recently tried the Mikeller Citra and it doesn’t come close

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grunx (367) - - FEB 9, 2012
Com sempre ens tenen acostumats amb el tema IPA, molt bona i interessant. A veure si continuen elaborant monovarietals de llúpol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbierlover (588) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2012
Hazy orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit. Oily texture, medium carbonation and bitter aftertaste. Ends dry. On the tongue it’s fruity with a lot of resin.

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