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Marks & Spencer Single Variety Hop Citra IPA

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A light malty beer full of the distinctive flavour of citra hops with powerful grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3848) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Deep yellow with a thin head and a faint haze, and aromas of lemon and hibiscus. Grapefruit bitterness with more lemon notes. A little caramel and honeydew melon in the background. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1597) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle. Flowery aroma. Flavor is subdued citrus. Lemony and grapefruit. Mild sweetness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2920) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Flaske. Lysegul let orange med et fint skumhivrd. Duft af stale citrus og malt. Smagen er lidt gammel citrus. Drikbar men kuber være bedre frisk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnAlpha (7) - - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
Aroma is fresh and definitely citrus-you can tell it’s those Citra hops. Hay bread and citrus notes prevail. Appearance is lively and quite carbonated (bottle) head stays well into the drink. Taste is light, bittersweet with second wave bitterness afterwards, good mouthfeel that satisfies. Palate has fruity top notes, with butterscotch and popcorn, thin..but with lemon & lychee...definitely getting the light fruit citrus taste of lychee. Taste is medium long and very satisfying. Although I am drinking in January-I can easily see this as perhaps the most satisfying summer ale I have experienced! Overall; incredibly refreshing and satisfying ale. One of the best I have tasted to be fair (which is a lot). So many ales promise so much and simply do not deliver. This ale is the exact opposite; ludicrously understated point of sale, massive satisfaction and taste! Seek this one out and fire across the bow of any "ale connoisseur" that you know!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4859) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2016
bottle from yeovil M&S, drunk boxing day
not as bright as I recall it being, rather muted on nose, medium bodied, low citrus notes, biscuity malt, a little disappointing tbh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2138) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
Clear golden with small white head. Light malts, creamy, hop, lemon, grass, pine. Fresh with nice bitter finish. Backlog from 2014/07/03.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1726) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at home, 24th October 15. Pours clear, aroma, citrus some sweetness. Taste is bitter citrus, great malt backbone, not dissimilar to Oakham Citra. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9079) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2015
bottle from M&S Exeter. Golden colour, tall white head. Malty start, lots of intensively fruity hops tune in at once. Lychee and mango (?), bitter-sweet overall character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1270) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Large bottle, great pine and grapefruit aroma, very easy to drink, great summer drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (7027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle from M&S, St Johns Road, Clapham Junction, London - golden coloured pour with thin white head. Tropical fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, grapefruit, peachy, pine needles into the bitter finish.

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