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Great Lakes Brewing Karma Citra

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buffalojump (14) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
very good beer...straight out of the bottle properly chilled creamy, clean lemony soapy mouthfeel-tiny bit of oily barely perceptable at first...mellows to unripe red grapefruit tang. Sharp citrus rinds come through later heavy bittersharp grapefruit rind tho just shortlived with a slight caramel creamyness that mellows out very very nicely worldclass...and I say that and hops are really not my thing but I would drink this again anyday...maybe with some smoked franks red hot peanuts ( haha- maybe we need to make those ) palate cleans

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlennHendry (43) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at Campground Brewdown 2014. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Sticky citrus, big hops. Chewy malt, long grapefruit, spicy and sweet malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1068) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
7 onz Draft @ vice versa A: tropical, citrusy, grapefruit. App: hazy pale no head. T/p: med body long bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Crisp O: great. Nice fruitiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (599) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy orange colour with medium head. Aroma and taste is orange! Very nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (566) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a small white head. Tropical fruits and some citrus zest in the aroma. Flavour is quite hoppy with lots of lemon and hop bitterness, some mango. Pretty nice bitter IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (4492) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
Thanks to cfrancis for this great brew! The nose is great hoppy-floral. The beer starts smooth-floral. Slightly sweetish, nice floral hops with a smooth bitterness lying over the body. Grain, even cookie-dough, fresh citrus-hops. The aftertaste is long, fresh, floral-citrus with a smooth slightly yeasty background. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1868) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
Thanks to erzengel for sharing this treat!! Pours a hazy marigold color and and a light tan head. The smell is initially a touch of burnt rubber, fruity hops. The taste is tart fruit, citrus ending dry and a bit bitter. Light+ in body with nice creamy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
22 oz bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours hazy orange-golden with a medium white head that fades quickly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of lemon and grapefruit rind, with resin, mango, grass and pale malts. The flavour is balanced between moderate citric-tropical hops on the one hand and moderate pale malts on the other. The finish is long and hoppy with lingering hops. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a very nice citra IPA. Reasonably complex yet refreshing--great for summer. 2014-08-30

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2025) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
This is a citrus bomb. All orange. Pours a cloudy orange. Aromas and flavors of orange. Very smooth and extremely drinkable. One of the better ipas I’ve had in awhile.


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