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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: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 March 12, 2011 - Great Lakes Tap Take-over at Volo. Draught. Murky yellow-orange with a fairly large creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma - ooooh, nice! - catnip, catty, pungent, maybe a bit of spruce - citra! 8+ ... Taste - follows, light grain, citrus, and pungent and robust - unlike the Johnny Simcoe, this one may be better tasting than smelling - not much alcohol either - nice balance, too. Solid body, astringent, decent carbonation, a fairly long dry pungent catty finish - yumm. More, please.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2200) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Clear orange in colour with a thin but lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of oranges, grapefruit, floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruits, oranges, candy and pine. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, zesty and bitter. A really nice drinkable and well balanced IPA.

473ml can.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
All hail citra is right. This is a beast of a flavourbomb and I dare you to not enjoy it! Deep orange amber with a frothy white foam like a custard of head. Beauty lace. Inviting aromas of the citra hop......very floral, with citrus and resiny aspects. Sweet but insanely bitter. Like a tropical fruit explosion mixed with catty bitterness. Excellent. Big long bitter finish, lingering pear like fruitiness accompanies.Drank a lot of this lately!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1106) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Canned sample at ribeye jacks. Yellowish colour. Citra hops could be my new favourite. Delivious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (804) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Thanks to Jay for this one too! Great smelling beer as you pour it from the can. Tons of fruity citra hops, tropical fruit. Orange body, nice creamy white head. Very easy drinking, alcohol well hidden, light body. Great stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPA24 (7) - CANADA - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Now this is a good beverage. I waited a few weeks for my local pub to tap this keg and it was worth it. Cloudy colour, nicely balanced flavor, citrus finish, all round delightful beer. I had a second pint.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3051) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
Poured orange amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet, zesty citrus and soft malt. Medium body, quite smooth, flavour is tart, grapefruit and lemon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spab (2261) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
On tap at Stack. Pours a lightly cloudy orange with good-sized, lasting, slightly off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, lemon zest and caramel malt. Flavour is big grapefuity hops with some pine resin and other tropical fruits as well as a solid caramel backbone. Lovely IPA - nice and hoppy, but has good balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Freaky_tiki (472) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours orange & fantastic on the back porch of the only cafe on the first warm afternoon of the season. Thick & juicy with deep grapefruit squishiness & flowing waves of hop. Not too bitter for those who fear that bite. Awesome stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (499) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Growler from Great Lakes. Pours a nearly clear, copper/gold with a one finger, off white head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma has huge notes of dank pine, orange citrus, and resin. Really fricking good. Taste is a strong, but not overblown, bitter with lots of pine, resin, citrus, bread, and a drawn out aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly resiny texture but very drinkable. Overall a fantastic brew. Lots of pine, resin, and citrus. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (85) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at Bellwoods. Really hoppy. Fruity notes dominate the nose. Fruit juice flavour up front with some nice firm bitterness to finish up. Great IPA, wish it was always available.


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