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


on tap

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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!

HogTownHarry's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
googleimage83 (70) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
Pours a transulcent orange honey gold; very heady and foamy. Aroma is really impressive - grapefruit, blood orange, light malt, trademark GLB pine character. Taste is sweet and as juicy as any IPA I’ve had. Loaded with orange and tangerine flavours; grapefruit, honey notes. Just enough bready malt to keep it from tilting into Orangina territory. Nice, smooth hop bitterness that’s easy to take. Delicious, nearly flawless beer, and another world-class IPA from Great Lakes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raistlin (315) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
Pours a hazy deep orange with lots of thick white head. Smell is distinctly citrus with a tiny bit of grass. Palate is good, with medium-light body and decently active carbonation. Taste is a bit bitter which suits it, but with a bit of an alcohol note in the aftertaste, which is undesirable. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanDan_ (8) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016 does not count
Admittedly, I’ve been looking for one and was excited when I stumbled upon it. Pours a hazy orange, frothy thick white head, some lacing. Great citrus aroma off the top. Incredibly balanced, juiciness with a slight bit of resinous feel and bitterness and sweetness that leaves your palate wanting more. Overall, awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1785) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Cannette 473 ml. 6.6%. Couleur jaune foncé-dorée, mousse blanche persistente. Arôme de houblon plein le nez. Agrumes, floral, un peu de résine, la totale. En bouche, soyeuse, houblonnée et le malt supporte le tout fièrement, sans prendre trop de place. Un beau mélange de houblon, malt et textures en bouche. Excelelnte.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
97hill (143) - - OCT 23, 2016
Tank Ten rocks, another over the top awesome beer from a great (lakes) local brewer. Was jonesing for a retake on the Lake Effect IPA, and viola here is Karma Citra. OK I am an admitted IPA junky, but this one is really good. Piney citrus aromatic awesome. Love it Nicely unfiltered cool looking can. Great beer from GLB

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7891) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
on tap at beau’s oktoberfest 2016 - the craft haus. clear bright gold pour , copper-orange tint, with a very creamy off-white head, tons of lacing. fruity, juicy and lightly toasted golden maltiness; bright citrus - citrusy and nicely boreal; obvious citrus cones, danky melon fruitiness, funky pepper, bitter herbs. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; smooth and almost balanced spicy-citrusy finish. pretty solid citrus american ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JunctionCat (44) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Wow, just so good. Huge sweet citrus aroma and bitter hit, then malt, slightly dry and rich body and more hops on the finish. Simple, and great. Like other great IPAs I’ve had, when its fresh its twice as good than two weeks later.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPoole (320) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
Pours hazy orange gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is big citrus hops an tropical fruits. Flavours are mango, pineapple, banana and orange citrus. Has a good mix of bitter and sweet with a low carbination. Had a sample at the Village Inn and had to stay after to get a full pint of it. Just an all around great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2016
Fresh can bought at the brewery. Slightly hazy golden color. Thick soapy head. Aroma of fresh hop pellets, cognac, spiced meat a little bit, malt, citrus. Taste is bitter fruity hops, grapefruit. Dry pleasant hoppy finish. Full body. Refreshing. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
On tap at Beaus Oktoberfest. Cat pee and carapils aroma with lots of stone fruit. Almost clear dark gold under a persistent white sheet. Potent catty hops and pineapple flavour with assertive bitterness and notes of stone fruit and resin. Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp.

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