Teratora (4) - - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, Tonic bar (NZ). Pours cloudy, golden, with a short-lasting small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, hop. A sweet beer. Medium body, average carbonation. Tastes good. Have a very nice label. Quite like it !
KyleCameron (33) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sterling attempt at making a double IPA with less ABV. Built up on the bitterness as I drank, something which I enjoy. It could have used even more though, the drink ability of it was very good.
I for one decided that the overpowering citrus flavours were less interesting and more overpowering, but I suspect thatís the effect they were going for. The one thing that let it down for me, was the total lack of palate weight. A double IPA has structure because you canít help but have some weight if the beer is 8% alcohol or above. This beer used the same malt profile, which shows off the Citra hops beautifully, at the overall beers expense. A little more carbonation and a little more special malt may have made this beer unforgettable. But an awesome beer all the same, hops hops hops. Definitely try it if you like hops.
Niksko (480) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a fluffy white head. Nose is breakfast fruit juice, ripe mango, peach, orange, passionfruit, a little hay. Flavor is more of that juicy fruitiness, peach, lemon, orange, a little grapefruit pith, slightly resinous, A little caramel there, but itís an accent. This is definitely a product of west coast IPA influences. Finish is reasonably long, lovely slightly fruity, slightly piney, balanced american bitterness, and a slight crackery crispness. Lovely IPA, possibly a little too bitter and ambitious to be truly sessionable, but tasty regardless.
Sevenlee (1566) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, fruit and some hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a moderate hop finish. Not as good as his big brother of course but still pretty good.
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a large head.
Vibrant hoppy aroma of spicy, floral, piny and fruity hops.
Similar flavours. Some malt but very light, the focus is on the spicy and floral hops.
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am fresh from consuming a bottle of the full-noise C!tra so this will be a good comparison. As far as appearance is concerned it looks like a cardboard replica of the full-strength ale with the gorgeous colour and full white fluffy head. Those same vibrant orange and tangelo aromas abound with lime peel and herbal grassiness. Iíve tried a few beers this year that have smelled exceptional, this is one of them. It is all at once floral and punchy, grassy and herbaceous and if I were to wander intoxicated by this aroma into the middle of the road and get bowled by a passing steam roller, I assure you, I would have a big stupid smile on my flat, flat face. The body is lighter. This is obvious. It is as if it has been rolled out itself but I would argue at very little cost. It is still devilishly flavoursome. It doesnít have the muscular body of the original, but it has gooseberry, mango, juicy ripe lime, tangy orange and lemon curd to it. There are no shortage of flavours to enjoy here. The bitterness carries the flavour along beautifully and after this review you can bet Iím going to sit back in my chair, smile and savour every damn sip of this beer. Then Iím going to look forward to the next one.
DylansDad (449) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Absolute cracker of an aroma when first poured, as if, in this lighter form, some of the more subtle notes (floral, apple, peach) arenít overpowered by the intensity of its citric notes like its big brother. The taste is good but let down by a lack of girth and carry. Perhaps Iím over-familiar with its predecessor but I just canít help hankering for the other 4.5% of sticky sweet alcohol goodness that has been removed from this beer.
BeerCritSean (5) - - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured fresh on tap from Fine Wine Delivery Co. Fairly light golden straw in colour. Aromas of distinct citrus fruits. Tastes very much like it smells, with citrus fruits that are surprisingly not overpowering, making this a very easy drinking and pleasant beer. If looking for full on flavour however, I definitely recommend the full Citra as I feel a lot of the flavour is missing with this beer
Good sessionable drop
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on tap at Fine Wine Delivery Co on a warm afternoon. Very pleasant low alcohol pale ale.
mkel07 (4299) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Scratch Bar 300114. Deep amber colour with familiar hop aromas and a piney flavour.