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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2012
(Draught@Pikkulintu, rated 2011-08-09) Murky copper with a firm head. Lots of exotic fruit, citrus, and resiny pine in the nose. Softly fruity and caramely malty flavor with citrusy bitterness in the finish. BrewDog house flavor is present, but luckily remains in the background. This, along with the newer HC IPA, restored some of my confidence in this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1462) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2012
Det här är en av de bättre i ’ipa is dead’ serien. Kraftig kropp och en kraftfull smak med mycket syra. Efterbeskan/smaken är både lång och behaglig. Slutsats: riktigt god.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzerfaust (561) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from El Irlandés. Batch #438. Pours a hazy bronze color with a light reddish tint. It is crowned by a medium white head that laces very well in my glass. Aroma is of course hoppy with lots of grapefruit and maybe some passionfruit. I get some hay notes. Citra hops are more fruity than expected. Taste is reasonably bitter (granted it’s not a hop bomb) with more grapefruit and resinous notes. The malty backbone gives subtle grainy hints but you get hop bitterness from start to finish. This India Pale Ale is medium bodied with a light carbonation and a bitter and lingering finish. It showcases the Citra hops well. That said, it’s a simple IPA without all the nuances of other BrewDog’s beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2098) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2011
Into the glass, a red-golden beer pours with coarse-pored foam. It smells fabulous of aroma hops, very citrus-like, fruity, slight pine aroma. Starts very hoppy, citrusy, tangy acidity, very fruity, with lots of pine aroma again. The middle part is hoppy, floral, slightly sweet and very fruity. Goes into a fruity-sweet finish with lots of aroma hops and some pine wood!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Hazy orange with a medium white head. Fruity with flowery tones. Malt, fruit, bitter and flowers. Medium to full body with a long, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlexanderJanku (110) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
Nice off-white head, amber-ish in colour. smells citrusy and of varies tropical fruits. very exotic. complex teaste with a clear citrusy feel to it because of the Citra. All in all a wonderful IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
Flaske 0,33l. Spandert av Rune og delt hjemme hos ham 14 Apr 11. Gylden. Høyt kremaktig skum. Sterk sitrusaroma. Sitrusen dominerer totalt hele veien. God - men uvariert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (558) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2011
Pours a cloudy copper with and aroma of fresh pine with hint of grapefruit. Wow the flavour is a grapefruit hit with a nice malt backing, i love it!. Reminds me of Feral breweries Hop Hog IPA with more malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
(Bottle) Amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus peel, grapefruit, passion fruit, dried apricots and hints of crisp-bread. Fruity, malty taste with grapefruit, orange peel, Seville orange, passion fruit, apricots and hints of treacle and toasted bread. Slightly more than medium body, with a touch of sweetness and a generous citric bitterness. Very nice IPA with a fresh and clean hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
[Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Canterbury] Pours bright orangey-amber, large frothy off-white head. Big fresh lemon aroma. Lots of citrus up front on the taste, lemon and grapefruit, developing into hints of tropical flavours - lime, maybe some passion fruit. Some spice in the bacground - maybe ginger. Enough maltiness to give it body, but a lovely light frothy mouthfeel, which makes it astonishingly easy to drink for a beer of this strength, and very more-ish too - encouraging you to take dangerously large swigs. In fact, despite the American hops, this feels very like a British ale - I could really go for pints of this in a pub (albeit and then fall over very quickly!). Rather than thinking it was a good IPA, I was left think it was a superb bitter - and wondering why more bitters didn’t taste like this. Fantastic stuff!

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