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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask and bottle; Regular. 4.2% in cask.
The first of our single hop variety beers. We were the first brewery in the UK to use Citra. The beer proved so popular that we will be brewing it again. Permanent from January 2011.
A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1027) - Koper, - JAN 9, 2013
Bottled, 0.50l. Hazy pale golden color with small but thick white head and soft visible carbonation. Outstanding fruity hops aroma, combined with more tropical fruits, citrus and lychee. Taste starts with refreshing citrus, then followed by sweet tropical fruits and light spicy maltiness, while finish is very hoppy. Full body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Unforgettable aroma...


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (6925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Low fluffy lasting white head. Clear amber body. Sweet fruity malt aroma, pretty weak though. Flavor likewise pretty mild and weak fruity malty but with a nice dry and acidic grapefruit finish. Low carbonation. Long finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
birrabona (209) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2014
Very good experience with the single hop citra. brillant light gold . fruity with citric tones. bitterness fine but intensive .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle @ YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Pours clear golden with a white head. Fresh and juicy hops. quite tea-ish. Citrus, a bit of bread and grassy hops. Dry and bitter. Harmonic and just tasty and really drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Cask - Light sweet grapefruit and some nice tropical fruit. Pale clear gold with no head. Grapefruit and some earthy Notes, with a nice balanced bitterness, Much different than American Citra ales, but quite nice and sessionable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle (50cl) from Deliciouslydifferent. Pale golden colour,white foam. Medium carbonation. Very hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit, gooseberry and tropical fruit. Bitter with light sweet notes. Very drinkable and tastefull. Very good pale ale!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
themightyjag (179) - - AUG 2, 2014
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Small white head, great lacing. Clear golden body. Massive tropical fruity nose, lychee, grapefruit, lemon. Flavour is less in your face but still loads of it, mango, gooseberry and grapefruit. Good malt backbone but hops to the fore. Gentle bitterness on the finish, intensifies as it lingers. Light carbonation, a little oily, good thickness. The Citra really shines here, a great single hop beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pabloscafe (14) - - AUG 1, 2014
This is in my top ten of beers if you like IPA style and the APA influence on that style. Great draught in the Wellington in Brum.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (213) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Cask at the Hope, Carshalton. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Aroma citrus grapefruit lemon. Bitter finish with some sweetness. Super beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blanquefort (2) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
Svetle pivo s fantastickou kvetovo citrusovou vonou a az neuveritelnou horkostou. Moje prve s chmelom Citra a musim povedat ze ma velmi oslovilo. Svetlo zlta farba, cista a iskriva. Penu moc netvori co vnimam ako jeho jedine negativum. Chut vyvazena s vyraznou horkostou. Citra je rozhodne zaujimava odroda chmelu a toto pivo tazi z toho ze ju nemiesa s inymi odrodami a nechava ju vyniknut. Naozaj podarene letne pivo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tselloufc88 (102) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
This has always been a go-to beer for me when I have to go to a certain Supermarket. It’s a really nice golden colour, decent white head too. Aroma is of lychee, lemon, lime and tropical fruits. Taste is a massive hit of citrus and with a nice fruity middle and decently bitter finish. It’s really brilliant when cold, but also top notch when on cask (it’s a permanent fixture at the Wellington in Birmingham) A stonking British beer from an excellent brewery.


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