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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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News of any new hop coming from the Yakima Valley perks the ears of IPA brewers everywhere, but, with Citra, things were different. The buzz was bigger. As Citra’s wave rolled across the land from the west coast we waited... and waited. Finally it crested, and a sample crashed into our pilot system. After brewing with it all the buzz made sense. Comments ranged from "Well that changes the game" to "It’s so good it feels like we’re cheating." Today we procure as much as Citra as we can to bring you as much of this IPA as our little brewery can muster. All hail Citra!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (375) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
650ml bottle. Cloudy orange with a frothy white head. Flavors are tropical fruits, grapefruit, tangerine, grass and alcohol with resinous and floral notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (594) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
650ml bottle from the lcbo These guys are making some awesome beers what an aroma from a regular ipa? sure it is not a double or imperial you can smell the raw hops which is weird but wonderful at the the same time it really smells like a bowel of pelletized hops nice unfiltered dark yellow with a big frothy sticky head with huge lacing The taste is more subdued then the aroma would suggest but still nice more sweet the bitter but bitter enough to make this a great beer

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (502) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Blonde orangé. Très fraiche. Belle amertume. Citronné. Légèrement poivrée. Agrume. Pamplemousse. Très florale. Légère base malté/sucré. Houblons résineux. Rafraichissante. Géniale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (551) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with an off-white head. VERY fragrant nose, grapefruit, light dried strawberries, lots of resinous hops, light grassy notes, and light cannabis. Taste wise herbal notes, fruity and resinous hops up front that lead into more of the same, and a very pleasant fruit forward finish, (white grapefruit). It’s VERY well balanced, and not overpowering in anyway. For a 6.6% beer, this might be a little too easy drinking. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (459) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
650 mL bottle. Pours a hazy peach nectar with a fluffy cap of white foam. Aromas of mango, passionfruit, peach, light pine and mild resin with some honeycomb like sweetness. Slightly sweet but finishes dry and mildly bitter. Palate is lightly sticky, with a light to moderate body and average carbonation. Delightfully flavourful and balanced; stupendously drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (323) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy pale orange-amber with a generous fluffy white head that fades slowly and leaves great lace. Nose is loaded with resinous pine, citrus and floral hops. Just sweet enough in the start to balance the huge citrus bitterness in the middle and end. Medium slick mouth and a dry chewy finish. Need to pick up more before they are all gone...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (323) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 2014/08/04 - Pours a hazy orange/copper colour with a thick, pillowy, off white head that lingers and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is oranges, citrus, mild tropical fruits, mild pine, floral hops and caramel. Taste is pine, orange, floral hops, mild tropical fruits and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly sticky with mildly sharp carbonation and a juicy, bitter finish that lingers. Great balance between the floral hops and the moderately sweet fruits. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (255) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a hazy copper, with a large white head and amazing lacing. Aroma includes notes of citrus, grapefruit, and spice. Tasting notes include an enormous orange rind/peel taste. Along with grapefruit, mango, and even more orange peel. The bitterness is beautifully masked by the over powering orange peel taste that dominates the pallet. This is a very complex, and beautiful brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. hazy orange gold pour with a rocky medium white head that dissipates to thin layer but leaves some good lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, orange.Taste is sweet up front but changes to a lovely bitter finish that sticks around.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1270) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
This is a great beer. Pours somewhat cloudy unripe peach colour with limited head and lots of lacing. Nose is very fruity and lots of pine. Flavours are tropical fruits, grapefruit, maybe a hint of peach, lots of piney bitterness. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Fullish body with lively carbonation and a bitterness that only sticks around a little bit. Very, very, drinkable.


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