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Brewed by Mallinsons
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Previously 3.9% & 4.1%.
Originally appeared as beer #171 in 2011 - number 16 in the single variety hop series.

Our multi-award winning single hopped beer! A very pale ale, brewed using Citra hops. Amazing grapefruit and light mango nose, bitter hoppy citrus taste, with a bitter grapefruit and light passion fruit finish.


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3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (349) - - NOV 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a smooth, moderately sized head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Very dry with bitter grapefruit and intense citrus hops with a late and very long bitter finish. Fairly high carbonation, perhaps a little too much. Bold and refreshing, very nice.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a clear golden, with a rocky white head. Aroma of Citra hops, grapefruit and mango. Some grassy hop flavours, with citrus and caramel. Finish was dry, with some flowery notes and grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a slightly hazy straw color with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, with notes of citrus, pineapple and grass. Taste is medium fruity and medium bitter. Notes of gingerbread, grapefruit and ripe apricots. Finishes medium bitter and slightly zingy with lemony notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Shop, Cheadle Hulme [051114]
Pale straw, slight haze, frothy white head, good head retention
Aroma - Superb fresh grapefruit, some tropical fruit, little malt, the hops speak for themselves, vibrant fresh citrus zest nose
Taste of really fresh grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice , lots of superb fresh bitter grapefruit citrus zest, very light sweet pale malt, so fresh, great flavour for the abv
Palate - Light body, bitter zest, light sweet pale malts. Finish of fresh grapefruit bitter zest
Overall - A superb Golden Ale, just so well made. Not had it on cask, but I reckon the bottle version is best

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 1, 2014
Cask at the Tap East, Stratford before the West Ham game on 30 August 2014. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit with a little sulphur. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Cask handpull at Craft Covent Garden. Clear pale gold lasting thin white head. Citrusy aroma. Light in the mouth. Some hop on the finish. Light lemon and grapefruit. Pretty good though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1771) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Yellow foamy white head lacing. Aroma is ligh mango. Taste is mango lemon slight malts good hoppy bitter finish medium. Body. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 15/04/14. Clear blonde with a good sized white head that retains well. Nose is juicy citrics, light peach, toasty malt, bitter orange, straw, mandarin. Taste comprises citrus rinds, toasty malt, mandarin, orange pith, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close and a bitter linger at the curtain call. Solid GB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lordnoize (2) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle at home. Very fruity and almost chewy. A tad sweeter than other citra beers I’ve had (good thing for me!) Best Mallinsons beer Ive had so far.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
(Cask at Old Fountain, Old Street, London, 21 Nov 2013) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with citrus, peaches, tropical fruit and floral hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of citrus, peaches, grass, soft and chewy malt and a balanced grassy/floral bitterness in the finish. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Refreshing and highly drinkable. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6324) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
Cask @ Euston tap, London. Pours slightly hazy light golden with a small white head. Aroma of mal, grass, light citrus. Flavor is malt, grassy hops, herbs, light citrus. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 190913


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