Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A light malty beer full of the distinctive flavour of citra hops with powerful grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas.

Graham77's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Pours a hazy golden colour with a good white head which retains and laces well. There is a lovely lemony, citrus hop aroma from this beer. The flavour is biscuit sweetness and lemony hops. This beer is medium sweet and medium bitter in harmony and has a very smooth velvety mouthfeel. An excellent IPA. My first taste of citra hops, this was thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1630) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 500ml. In a tumber pint glass . Nose is Gooseberry . Bright zesty grapefruit , sugary lemony ..but a bit of boiled sweet malt too that resembles a low-boost gold in texture . But still a gud nose . Golden but not a Low Boost Gold ! Palate is perfume hops, peach , gooseberry , tangy bitterness , musty woody pencil shavings . notes of boiled sweet like caramel that i could do without ... This is a pretty decent but messy APA .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5640) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from M&S, Manchester. Yellow-blonde with a thin head. The hop is pronounced with a dryness and some tropical fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8789) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from Victoria Station M&S. Drank straight from the bottle like a winner. I imagine this one would be clear gold with a decent white head. The nose is full of zesty citrus, grapefruit, sweet lemon sherbet and doughy malts. The taste is crisp, clean, crisp bitterness, grapefruit, lemon pith, zesty, gooseberry, pepper, touch of grass, resin, piney varnish and mild alcohol with dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Crisp and chuggable. Very good train beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredmc (3) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
Strong Citra Hop Aroma - as to be expected. Clear pale golden colour, looks like a lager, moderate carbonation, looks very thin but this isn’t much of a problem. Powerful resinous hop notes, extremely well balanced beer with a real great alcohol flavour - the 4.9% is not hidden well and the beer is all the better for it. A fantastic little brew that is a great thirst quencher, leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Enniskillen [300415]
Light golden, crystal clear, frothy fluffy white head
Aroma of sweet grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, dab of gooseberry, light sweet pale fruits
Taste of grapefruit, soft grapefruit bitter zest, soft pale light sweet malts, quite juicy, not complex thought, always like this hop
Palate - Soft carb, medium light body, bit oily. Finish of bitter citrus zest, finish a little gooey, but clean enough
Overall - Milder than the usual Oakham Citra, but it’s one of the best beers M&S do

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1107) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
500 ml bottle from Marks & Spencer. Clear dark golden with white head. Smell is ctric, fruity hops with some pine and grapefruit. Taste is light malty with citrus, zest and floral hops. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (342) - - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Team Valley. Pours dark golden colour - really nice tangy fruity hop flavour - big fan of the Citra

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2015

Bottle 568ml.

[ As Marks & Spencer Single Variety Hop Citra IPA ].
Clear light to medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, grass, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, toffee, caramel, malty, citrus. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20130817]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
500 ml bottle. (Marks & Spencer) Gatwick Airport, England.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Citrus, mild soda sweetness, mild bitterness and malt in the aroma. The flavour is very nicely hopped with moderate bitterness and some sweetness. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nickdolan (4) - Twickenham, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
This could be my perfect beer! The Citra hops sing, the aroma is always spot on!

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