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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Session IPA
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Citra Hop Ale.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braastad (429) - - OCT 12, 2013
Aroma is full of citrus and grapfruit. Very fresh. Quite thin obviously. Flavor is fruity, bitter.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
500ml bottle (Zmogsala2015, Vilnius)
Nice citrussy hop aroma. Slightly watery palate, but the hops are very bitter, and it doesn’t seem weak. Considering the strength, I’d almost say it was trying to be full. Finish has plenty of malty grains. Nice quaffable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbonde (133) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
25 cl from tap@Oslo Bar@approx 7 degrees C. Pours a hazy golden/yellow color with a generous white head with good retention. Clear, fresh citrussy hop aoma. Very well balanced flavour of plenty of American citrus fresh hops and a slightly sweet maltiness. Long lasting aftertaste pleasantly bitter without becoming like biting grapefruitpips. The right carbonation and a slightly creamy palate add to a very favourable impression of this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3964) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Pours yellow with a huge head, aroma of fruits, tropical fruits, flavor is bitter, grapefruit, pomelo, dry, medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2015
Appearance: Batch 787. Hazy yellow, lots of head. Maybe a bit too much, actually.
Aroma: Hops, citrus fruit. Slightly metallic.
Taste: Good amount of hops, citrus. Enjoyable. Bitterness not overpowering.
Bought: Trade with Cunningham - thanks!, 500 ml
Info: 18/4-2015, BB: 25/7-2015

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle from...Norway. Probably Bergen airport. Dulled blonde narrowly capped with white. Rather beautiful aroma of lychee-dripped honeycomb, zested lime and humid green stems. Possibly a Whiff of Burton if you inhale deeper, certainly CE. Cask softness with a punchy sting of grapefruit and lemon zest mellowed with dunked English biscuit. A little rustic around the edges with detritus aplenty. Bonus point. Creamy and stewed hop afters. Could be Mallinsons. Very fine work indeed.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ston3s42 (33) - - MAR 21, 2015
Green-brownish almost muddy appearance, with lots of foamy head that lasts for a while. Quite bitter and somewhat sour with fruity notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3937) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Hoppy smell with grass and herbs. Similar taste, light hoppy. Not overly fresh but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
From tap. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, citrus, malt, grass and bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (608) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a very pale, white frothy head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus and pepper. Taste is light but hoppy, sligtyly spicy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Hazy yellow with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with tropical fruits and light graininess. Dry flavor with a bit of graininess, fruity hops and moderate bitterness. Quite light-bodied, kinda over-carbonated.


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