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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light malty beer full of the distinctive flavour of citra hops with powerful grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas.


Graham77's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (295) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4188) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35937) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow. Aroma is pine and toasted malty. Light grapefruity. Bitter, grapefruity and slight citrusy. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy solid fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2015
Light golden color with small head. This beer has a strong cat piss aroma and soapy taste. Not my kind of thing. Citra hop is obvious but not enough intensive. Bitterness is medium and doesn’t lat long in the aftertaste. If it wasn’t for cat piss I might enjoy the drinkabilty and good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2215) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Pours a clear pale yellow with an off-white head. The smell is big citrus, grapefruit. The taste is mild grain, grapefruit, citrus ending dry with a touch of bitterness. The body is Light with compact carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1284) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Golden and lightly gassy. Nice citra aroma, not surprisingly. This was dry and crisp, quite a basic ale but still quite reasonable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thmsboyd (119) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle BBE: 12.15. Well-chilled. Pours a clear, pale amber body with a medium, moderately foamy/creamy off-white head. High-medium intensity aromas of grapefruit, passionfruit, gooseberry, and a little vanilla. A growing, medium vanilla fudge sweetness battles a medium-high bitterness. The body is light-medium, texture is smooth, carbonation slightly below average and the finish bitter. Overall, a delicate nose is overpowered by an in-your-face taste. Not bad, but doesn’t quite balance.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Madsen1635 (445) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden pour with white head. Aroma is very dull and anonymous. Taste is quite flat with a bit of freshness. Medium carbonation

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1099) - HONG KONG - JUL 10, 2015


500 ml bottle bought at M&S in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Clear light golden yellow colour; One quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing and notable small, slow carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with strong lychee, jackfruits, passion fruits, light grapefruit, sugar, floral, honey, and thin grass.

Taste: Close to light sweet fair Ale malt, with strong grapefruit peels, molasses notes, yeast, spices, very strong lime, strong bitter hops and very sharp grass.

Body: Medium body. Very slick palate.

Mouth Feel: fair Ale maltyness in a thick, slightly sluggish body. Citra’s bitterness dominates with strong citrus peels, low sweetness, spices and very limey hops to round. Very good!

Hoppiness: Rich lychee, jackfruits, passion fruits, light grapefruit, floral and honey ion nose. Strong grapefruit peels, strong lime, spices, and sharp grass in taste. Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, very astringent grassy finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Grassy and limey bitter to mouth.

Comments: I almost want to say this is a Citra bomb, well almost. The lychee-lead aroma is strong but not in your face, yet the simple limey fruit peel hoppiness really gets your attention. Very bitter and close to sparkling, a definite joy to have. I like it!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2015
500ml bottle (Marks & Spencer, Stansted Airport)
Simple hoppy bitter. A bit watery. Sweetish and a bit dead. Perfectly drinkable, but nothing to grab me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1663) - London, Greater London, 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 .


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