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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: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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!


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5173) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 Smells citrusy and a little malty. Lots of citra hops. Tried this right after the beirgotter hopacalypse and I found that onea little better. Still, this is nice and fruity, has good orange pour and great lacing. Taste is bitter. Palate pretty good. On tap at volos. Great head and lacing I forgot to mention last time I tried tried this. Nicer beer this time as well.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1179) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium sized long lasting creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, and lightly pale malt in the background. Flavour is citrus, tropical fruits, peach, apricot, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, med-high bitterness, mild pale malts and a medium dry finish. We’ll done beer and I love a good beer using citra!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reimer96 (1491) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a partly hazy golden orange with a fluffy white head and soapy lace up the glass. Aroma if the signature Citra hop, tropical fruits, guava, mango and passionfruit with a delicate malt balance. Taste is mango, tropical fruits, guava and again with a delicate malt balance and bitterness. The bitterness on the finish borders astringent but never is. Alot of people use Citra but few use it this well! The best beer made by GLB!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2596) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Pours an almost clean golden-amber colour with a big warm cap, great retention and thick creamy lace. Beautiful fresh citrus zest aromas showing some grapefruit, orange and grass. Hints of caramel and cereal malts in the background. This base is slightly stronger in the mouth, blended by the citra hops giving a sharp dry finish, but then leading into a fresh grassy mild aftertaste. Seems like Belgian yeast get things together. This is a great well-balanced IPA with fresh citrusy hops that goes down smoothly. Would definitely have again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1047) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Bouteille 660ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur jaune-orangé trouble, mousse blanc cassé majestueuse laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme d’agrumes, citron, houblon résineux, malt, touche d’ananas. Goût de houblon résineux, avalanche agrumes, malt, amertume toute en longueur. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (433) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
I’ve enjoyed about 8 bottles of this stuff in the last few weeks, so I figured I should finally get around to rating it. Pour is hazy dark gold with a creamy white cap that sticks to the glass. Nose is a pure Citra bomb: tons of grapefruit/citrus, tropical fruit and pine, with nice bready malt in the background. If possible this stuff tastes even better than it smells. Nice chewy, bready malt, a perfect balance between sweet and bitter, tons of exotic hop notes, and a lingering bitter finish. Another great Tank Ten product from these guys.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheKeywork (57) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
The smell and colour lend to a bitter punch off the top. Disappointingly the body waters out at the end. Decent taste but the finish can't keep up. Still a decent beer. Cut the abv down to 4% and this would be a real winner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
En fût. Verre de 7 oz dégusté chez Vices & Versa (Montréal, QC) au coût de 6,75$. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de pin et d’ananas. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #6209)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OOKPIKABLE (178) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (182) - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (491) - 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.


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