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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


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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.

   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Love the aroma - yum! Colour fine, not much head though. Taste is blinding. Perfectly balanced sweet and sour, with hops like a fresh breeze and lightly spiced citrus, mixed up with tartness. Fantastic. Drinkable, flavoursome down to the last drop. Sensational actually.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber, with a large beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lace. The nose is a delectable mix of subtle pine, grapefruit and smooth caramel malt. An initial touch of riesling moves into a lovely and surprisingly subtle blend of citrus and pine hops. Warming alcohol leads into a strong malt body, with prominent caramel and toast notes. Pineapple and lime assert themselves in the finish. A delightful and surprisingly restrained IPA from BrewDog, who are normally not known for their restraint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle 330ml at Young&Jackson. Great hoppy beer. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, grass, citrus, and butter. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
Courtesy or Armando629, thank you! Yes, this one was made for me. Fantastic aroma of citrus peel, orange, kiwi, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, caramel. Golden yellow color, with an off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Citrusy, honey-sweet finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (695) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Cerveza muy herbal, huele a plantas del jardín, de sabor más dulce que amargo, no es extrema y sin embargo deja huella por su delicadeza, una IPA que funciona fenomenal

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShelbyGrey (193) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2011
Fantastic hoppy beer, the citra is everywhere in the aroma taste and palete! Love it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (2139) - 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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