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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   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

3.2
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2495) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1877) - 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.

3.7
   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 thatís what I felt & it was an excellent aspect to the beer). I loved the way it kept its head throughout.

3.6
   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 Thatís 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.

3.3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle from Corks, Bristol. Pal gold with a billowy white head and slight carbonation. Peppery, pineapple and mango aroma. Tropical fruit flavours, with slightly creamy malts and a long, dry finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are gooseberry with kiwi, melon and marmalade. Hay with floral notes. Fruity with yeast and light pine. Flavours are sweet jammy lemon with dry, woody and yeast notes. Peppery, pithy bitter grapefruit and green pine to finish. Herbal, floral and dry on the aftertaste. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1545) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2011
From Beer n Spirits, Knaresborough. Difficult to add to the very eloquent description provided by the O.P. Lovely sharp grapefruit aroma that doesnít transfer to the taste as much as I expected. A hint of softness on the tongue, and some peach and kiwi fruit in the finish. The tang lingers around the mouth and, I think, there was some toasted almonds lurking in there too. This is sublime stuff, without the huge alcohol kick that beersof this taste tend to come with.


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