Davros (2168) - 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 (1885) - 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 (366) - 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 (3922) - 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.
Ngejo (446) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Cloudy, amber, minimal head, lightly sour, light body, citrus, & bitter finish.
pjw (5) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent pale ale - good hops flavor and a lovely smooth mouthfeel. Squealer from archive beer boutique.
omhper (20452) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria. Cloudy amber, mid sized head. Rich aroma of pear, gooseberry and passion fruit. Bone dry with light body and crisp, clean mouthfeel. Aromatic hops are given all attention, and itís utilized fully. Slight roasty malt stays well in the background. Intense bitter finish.
3fourths (8401) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Draft at Brothers Beer in Auckland. Has a lot of burnt peach, pineapple, fruit cup and other such fruit in the nose, a mild touch of pine resin, but the surprising thing is no urine, shallot or green onion, woohoo! Lean body, lightly sweet up front before drying substantially in a thinning finish. Malt has a nice sugar caramelization quality, thereís a lot of acidic hop activity on the back palate but itís not overly bitter. Apple and pear and dried grass notes linger. Probably one of the better Citra beers Iíve had, and Iím no fan of Citra, would only like to see the body provide more heft.