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


on tap

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours golden with 3 fingers of dense off-white head. Strong aroma of pine and grapefruit. Tastes of same, with a little berry thrown in. Somewhat oily mouthfeel with a lingering sour hop bitterness in the aftertaste. A very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (225) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
650 ml bottle from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale orangish colour with over two fingers of head. Average retention with lots of lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit, pine, green pepper.

Flavours: Mild grapefruit, flour, yeast, bit of pine.

Mouthfeel: Quite creamy.

Overall: The aroma was really great with this one but I was underwhelmed by the flavour. I was expecting a bit more hops and pine and I’m not a hop head. Anyway, this is a good solid IPA but not a great one in my opinion.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Big floral citrus aroma. Golden and clear with a slightly rose gold hue, white dense head. Bitterness develops slowly, veggie/leafy flavour, some slight earthiness, medium bodied and fairly easy to drink. Lots of hops in this one, I’ll be drinking it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle: Poured a nice clear bright yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of huge floral hoppy notes of citrus with some leafy notes. Taste is dominated by the leafy and citrus hoppy notes with limited bitterness and some residual sugar notes clearly identifiable. Body is light with good carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer and love the aromatics and the balancing of the bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
650ml bottle from the LCBO. After trying the new session IPA Amsterdam put out another beer showcasing some Citra. Hazy orangey-light light amber body with a creamy head lacing extravagant white lacing. Tropical fruits are present, some pineapple, pear, and orange juice. A little bit earthy, decaying leaves as well, some cereal in the back although it is obviously hop forward with little malt presense in the aroma. Thin bodied and light. Lively carbonation with a grapefruit rind finish whch is quite long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3477) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Hazy amber body with a thin white creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrusy and mango hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries herbal and grapefruit notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1568) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
GLB has definitely arrived, this pint was as good as I could ever hope Stone IPA to be with delicious layers of citrus and no excessively acerbic leafy bitterness. Nice gently hazy gold color. I look forward to having again. At Thirsty and Miserable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4147) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Nez fruité très agréable avec des arômes minimalement herbacés et des céréales pâles qui offrent un soutien nécessaire mais bien à sa place. C’est très appétissant! En bouche, les houblons sont bien savoureux, pleins de fruits tropicaux avec une complexité florale et des malts qui n’offrent qu’une douceur minimale et bienvenue. Au palais, le liquide donne l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité avec une texture huileuse et un pétillement normal. En finale, les notes parfumées et sèches sont rendues possibles par un Citra travaillé de façon bien intelligente. Si facile à boire. Merci à Alexandre pour ce beau verre!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from the Dundurn LCBO. Pours a clear copper/ gold , two finger white head, loads of lace. Nose is sweet and powerfully tropical fruity. Tastes sweet buscuity malt, bitter, good harmony between the two. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (347) - - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a frothy to creamy white head that diminishes slowly leaving a ring of foam and pretty good lacing. Fresh bright aroma of spruce, resin and citrus. Medium body, medium bitterness, light sweetness, average to lively carbo and a very long bitter finish. Well balanced, nicely done.

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