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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!


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (764) - 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.

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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (351) - - AUG 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Bomber from the LCBO. Pours a cloudy medium orange with a luxurious thick white head leaving a fair amount of lacing. Aromas of citrus and mango, some molasses with a touch of pine. Very creamy mouthfeel. Tastes are of orange peel, but not overly bitter. Almost creamsickle-like at times. Light caramel backbone especially on the swallow. Overall I am a growing fan of Citra hops and this one illustrates all of the good things that type of hop brings to the beer glass.

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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at C’est What. Great aroma and flavours of citrusy hops, nice balancing malts and apricots.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (3495) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
on tap at Hardrock 42 in Sudbury. hazy golden pour, big rocky white head. huge aroma of grapefruit and every citrus fruit you can imagine. solid mouthfel, and good carb. the finish is just more hops. the bitterness is not over the top like i thought it owuld be. quite drinkable, and not palate thrashing, great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gethinbeer (2284) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Cheers JoeMcPhee. Clear orange copper colour with a large frothg head. Grapefruit, gummy hop aroma. Crisp fruit with a grapefruit aroma. Bitter palette with an oily texture. Very nice beer indeed and Canadian dont you know.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinsenn (1434) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Castro’s Lounge. Cloudy amber. Fantastic citrus candy aroma. Terrific sweet fruity citrus taste up front. Hoppy bitter finish, but not too bitter. Very well-balanced IPA. Full somewhat sticky body. Great!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlennHendry (109) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 The chief drawing card (for me) at the Great Lakes Tap Takeover at Buster Rhino’s in Oshawa in late February, this Citra-hopped (naturally) IPA did not disappoint. All grapefruit and tropical fruit on the nose with lots of lingering bitterness, Karma Citra also delivered lemon and orange with slightly chewy malts. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5133) - 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.


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