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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Citra

 (RETIRED)
overall
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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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.


Frenger's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle from brewdog.com. one of my favourite brewdogs to date. Pours a thick hazy amber colour with medium head. Tonnes of tropical fruit aroma. Citrus fruits and a thick texture. Really stunning beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3658) - 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 (3163) - 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 (4625) - 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 (1451) - 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 (1821) - 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 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose and taste are grapefruit, orange, sweet citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from the brewery, drunk at home 11th June 2011 with tashi - IPA is Dead set #1 tasting. Lovely orange & grapefruit flavours. Little did I know back then how much I would go on to love this hop once I moved to California!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Backlog, vertical tasting of all 4 in the Beer Temple (tap), shortly after release. Golden to amber color, dense white head. Aroma’s: resin, citrus, piney, even acidic retronasal. Flavor is bitter with a moderate citrussy sourness. Medium bodied. Finishes with malt/grain and moderate bitter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog, tried at a Brewdog tasting. Bottle from Systembolaget. One of the weaker that was offered in this 4-pack (Citra, Nelson, Sorachi and Bramling.)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.


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