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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Citra

 (RETIRED)
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97
96
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 195   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2094) - 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.

4.1
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4321) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (573) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6175) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (1568) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6152) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Mouthwatering fruity aroma, grapefruits are dominating. Grapefruit and orange palate, but this is also on the sweet side. Very seducive.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle I bought at Utobeer, London, shared with Dutchdrebus at his place to celibrate his birthday. Slightly hazy orange color, decent off-white head. Smell citrus, hops, bitter and grapefruit. Taste fruity, grapefruit, citrus, bitter and hops. Soft but medium carbonation, medium body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2011
IPA Is Dead tasting in bottle at home with Sev. Cheers Craig : ) Pours a deep amber colour with a fair white head. Aroma of pineapple, passion fruit and mango. Juicy fruit flavours of passion fruit and mango again with caramel and well masked alcohol. Nicely bitter. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 1, 2011
0,33 l bottle, Utobeer, London.
Deep golden one with a fine creamy tan-off white head that stays with laces on the surface till the end of the slips. Grape, resin and flowers in the niose, light honeyish malt. Oily body, good balanced tastes of resin and grape, grapefruit, orange and lime, mild malt in the background gives the wawes for the huge ammount of citra-cones. Nice one;-)


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