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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tomethy (33) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Brilliant nose- mango, sharp grapefruit, girly shampoo. Very pale with a slight haze and reasonable lacing. Very pleasant for percentage. Getting a slight hint of sulphur though. Really pithy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8567) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Star, Huddersfield 17.03.12 in company of dad & Barry Gold in colour with a white head, very clear. Nose is fresh and zingy but with a touch of cats piss coming from somewhere. Fruity & tasty with plenty of citrus zipping through, drying at end, lovely beer, in fact a really lovely beer. If I had a criticism it would be that this is just the tiniest bit thin which may be a bit harsh otherwise excellent stuff. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
Earlier Rating: 12/31/2011 Total Score: 4
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon Dec 2011 & shared with my dad. Consumed 30.12.11 Hazy light lemony colour with a slim white head. Wonderful aroma, really sumptious soft cooking lemons. Soft in the mouth, with a rub of lemon across the roof of the mouth and around the gums, touch soapy, this is wonderful. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
superflyguy (432) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
hazy gold. thin white head. left a little lacing. punchy aroma of grapefruit pith and a touch of grass. wonderful bitter zing to finish. will buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
A - Full grapefruit with mango A - Light gold and hazy with dense clinging head T - Sweet and a touch sour with full bitter P - Mid and oily O - Quite good
Earlier Rating: 1/13/2012 Total Score: 3.5
A - strong, but thin citrus with Belgin yeast and banana A - light and hazy with thick head T - sweet with ample bitter P - thin to mid and soft O - decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle@Home. Grass, grapefruit, hint of garlic aroma. Light hazy, pale yellow, white head, good lace. Sweetish, rather bitter, grapefruit, diesel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3207) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
From bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit and mango. Taste is similar, hoppy. Bit thin, quite bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2127) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pale lemony yellow with a misty white head. Wonderful nose. Hoppy yet thin on the tongue. Lots of bitterness. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuyC (2) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011 does not count
Delivered by MyBreweryTap. Lovely beer, and great taste for a 3.9% (I normally prefer a slightly more upfront beer & higher ABV). You could drink lots of this; definite subtle grapefruit, a beautiful soft soapiness (in a good way! Sounds awful but that’s what I felt & it was an excellent aspect to the beer). I loved the way it kept its head throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Not sure if this is a technically a different beer, but the previous Mallinsons Citra was part of the discontinued Now That’s What I Call Hops range, and .2% higher ABV. Pale yellow, thin white head fades to a film. Nose is zesty floral, hint of passion fruit. Juicy lemony palate, hint of apricot sweetness, long sharp hop finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Pale golden with a good white head. very fryuity aromas of lemons, grapefruits, and melons. Good fruity flavours with a bitter backdrop.

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