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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: 193   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.


Grima's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2101) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, - 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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4612) - 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 (1449) - 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 (1797) - 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 (1732) - 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 (7864) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (998) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Had this one a while back forgot to rate. Nice orange pour with a frothy white head. Nose has loads of grapefruit and orange peel - citra hop specialty! Taste is a fruit bowl backed by a dry sweet malt bitterness. Pretty good ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   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


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