asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Heidelberg. Apricot, faint pine, and guava aroma with promise of sweet malt. Hazy copper under a thin white cover and collar. Flavour is a good balance of sweet base malt and light caramel, with apricot, strawberry, pine, and guava hops and moderate carbonation. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, almost crisp.
Klimaet (1973) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrussy, grapes, mango sweetness, light malt. Taste is mango sweet, hops, grapefruit, citrus.
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy Amber with a medium off white head. Aroma had hints of exotic fruits. Flavor had lemon and mango. Finished dry and bitter. Could do with some more aroma hops.
Flanfl (627) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow body, medium white head. Nice fruity aroma, citrus, grapefruits, I'm starting to understand what citra smell like. Also aroma is slightly sweet. Flavour of citrus and pale malt. Short citrus finish with a light bitterness. Medium body and carbo. Sessionable and quite good.
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SimplySike (1398) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 33cl. Bottle.
Pours hazy orange with white head.
Aroma citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, sweet fruits.
Taste fruity sweets, citrus bitter.
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maker: Häffner Bräu, Bad Rappenau, Germany ***
Beer: Hopfenstopfer Citra Ale (bottled, unfiltered, 330ml) ***
Style: American Pale Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 5.1% ***
"The hop profiles of Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, U.S. Tettnager, Brewers Gold and" East Kent Golding has fruity notes of citrus fruits such as limes and grapefruit. But even gooseberry, lychee, passion fruit and passion fruit are found again and fit well with the best of our six selected malts Bamberg Pilsner malt." [brewery note] ***
Colour: Hazy, bright orange; small, fluffy white head. ***
Nose: Orange soda pop, mixed fruits, with hints of herbs and floral notes. Sweetish. ***
Texture: Light bodied, still fairly watery. Mild carbonation. ***
Taste: Grapefruit, some pinewood, some herbs at first. Fruity, with limited bitterness. More floral towards the middle, some more pine, a wee bit of resin. Moderate hoppy bitterness in the finish, with hints of citrus and herbs. Medium-long aftertaste of very modest citrus and bitter hops. ***
Impressions: "Citra" has bee a favorite hop variant with many breweries in the past ten years or so, because it creates fruity and dry IPA-style beers. This is a less impressive specimen: A little too light, a little to thin, a little too smooth. Not bad, just a tad bland.
ZeroDome (104) - GERMANY - JUL 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color, white head, hazy. Floral and citrus aroma. Medium body, some sweetness. Very smooth taste with some citrus. Only a little bitterness. Nice
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light fresh citrus aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, bitter, long fresh finish,
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Has a hoppy aroma, citrus and sweet fruits. Weak flavor, though ok, some more hoppy notes.
Alengrin (4603) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first APA from Germany - American-style craft beers are popping up all over the world, that much is clear. Single hop beer, hopped with Citra, which is infamous for being volatile and unfortunately, the bottle has just passed its best before date. Milky, yellowish white, finely structured head leaving a consistent veil and a steady rim, colour hazy light peach blonde with a vague greenish hue to it. Aroma still shows off a lot of Citra, this has clearly been kept in cool conditions in order to preserve its delicate bouquet for as long as possible: I still get quite a lot of tangerine, lime, lychee, passion fruit, ripe peach, hints of freshly toasted bread, cedar needles, dry banana, raw rhubarb, pear, baker’s yeast or even some sourdough. Crisp onset of apricot, redcurrant and passion fruit, sweetish and sourish, gentle, with a medium carbo effect, just a tiny bit minerally; smooth and slick mouthfeel with lean, supple body, nicely honeyishly malt sweet with the malted wheat coming through subtly as a subtle ’basic’ sourishness which actually supports the hops quite well. Finishes in aromatic and only lightly bittering hoppiness, very citrussy (with even a delicate lemon blossom fragrance) and juicy, a bit spicy even, with medium duration and somewhat oily feel but allowing enough malt sweetness to come through to establish the malts-hops balance you’ll find in any good APA (rather than IPA). I am convinced this is a lot more appealing young, when the aromatic citrus hops are at their best, but at this age this is still very enjoyable, straightforward (as any APA) and very quenching on a day of over 30° C.