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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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap at wvrst, pours a nice golden yellow, a decent head, aroma is very fruity and citrusy, flavour i get a lot of bitterness up fruity and it finishes with a nice citrusy/lemon. overall, a nice finish and a very nice offering

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
On tap many places, last at Imbibe KW - Has a citus aroma indicative of the hop, pours a hazed gols with a decent frothy white cap. Flavour is deep but not intense with cita hoop battling pale malt sweetness, long drying, bitter finish with a nice citrus bite at the end. A formitable challenger for Smash Bomb’s leadership in the citra-powered IPA genre.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1146) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at Imbibe. This one came as a great break for me as I had been drinking Stouts all night. Clear goldish-amber with a medium white head. The aroma is fantastic, just a huge punch to the face of Citra hops, so much citrus and pine character, peachy too. Flavour is even better, with a perfect balance between the adequate malt body and the ample hop aspects. I thought I actually wasn’t really a Citra hop fan but this beer totally changed that. Awesome peachy-lemony character that was difficult not to drink too quickly. Definitely a great offering from GLB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3658) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
On tap. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is big citrus and resin, grapefruit, pineapple, hard candy, sweet hint of caramel, and grass notes. Chewy, sticky and sweet. Long bitter hoppy finish. Really big citra hops in this. A little sugary and sticky in the finish, but balanced and booze is well hidden. A little syrupy in the aftertaste, but still a very damn good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (377) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 (On draught at Bryden’s, Toronto, June 2012) Pours a clear golden amber with a substantial white head that faded quickly but left lacing. Aroma of grapefruit zest, pit fruit, grass, a relatively light biscuity pale malt note. Flavour leads with citrus rind, slight juiciness, green grassy hops with very faint pine, caramel malt is very restrained. Limited sweetness, astringent early with dry and quite strongly bitter hops on the finish. Smooth, big hop character but still relatively delicate with the limited contribution from malt and lack of resiny notes. Medium-bodied, somewhat high on carbonation, but easy-drinking and very flavourful with good balance. A tasty thirst-quencher of an IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
750mL bottle from the brewery. 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 of a let down, a bit overly bitter with a bit of an alcohol note in the aftertaste, though still a decent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (756) - - MAY 20, 2012
Amber pour with 2 fingers of puffy white head. Floral hop aroma, lighter grapefruit, pine, zesty. Bitter hops up front,Grapefruit, Pine, biscuity malt, Grassy, slight caramel. Bitter aftertaste. medium body. i’d have 6 in my fridge at any given time if it was possible - Very nice and a step up from their canned offerings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
A clear golden IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with light floral hops, not bad. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with good citrusy hops, menthol notes, grassy and smooth.Cask at Ontario Cask IPA Challenge, April 21, 2012.


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