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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: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
31.1.2015. Delicious aroma, tangerine, tropical fruits, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, tangerine, mango, citrus. Seems fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7065) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is fruity and grapefruit. Taste is fruity, grapefruit and grassy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2015
Big grapefruity nose, slightly sweet nose. The mouth is not nearly as balanced. But ok around the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Poured medium orange amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of moderately heavy citrus and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1843) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
On tap @ Beertemple, Amsterdam. Body is hazy amber, head is medium creamy off white, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is tons of citrus, flavor is lemon peel, molasses, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting heavy bittersweet. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (360) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2015
C poco da dire su Brewdog e poco da dire sul Citra. Un unico protagonista di una birra a cui dona i suoi caratteri di agrumi e leggero erbaceo supportato da una discreta maltazione che da equilibrio giusto. Non mi aspettavo dai birrai scozzesi una birra spaventosa ma questa birra buona e si beve con gusto!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 26, 2015
Keg at BDSB. Aroma is super floral, like a feminine perfume, and not what Id associate with Citra. In the mouth its identifiably BD, with their classic IPA malt character, with some caramalt sweetness that finishes medium dry. Medium carbonation. Flavour of blossom honey, quite jammy apricot fruit, and some pear. Finishes quite sweet for an IPA. Its okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg from Brewdog Liverpool. A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, mango, apricot and grapefruit. Taste of bitter grapefruit, apricot and mango with some sweetness. Soft carbonation and sticky texture. A citrusy hop bitterness in the finish. The best out of the IPA is dead series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Brewdog Barcelona. Copper colour with white head. Fruity, citric, grape aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel, grape, citric taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2935) - SPAIN - FEB 12, 2015
Tap / Tirador @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Hops, fruity, citrusy / Lupulo, afrutado, citrico.

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