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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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

4.2
   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.


5
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1607) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle from M&S. Pours straw with a white head. Nice lemon citrus aroma. The taste is bitter with lots of lemon and lime zest. Noce and bitter especially on the finish. Really refreshing and very easy to quaff. I could easily drink a lot of this. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of cactus juice and hay, with big notes of gooseberries, some strawberries and cream. flavour is mostly herbal hops and yeast, slightly green, with a hint of resin and a medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2731) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Clean gold with a thin head, lots of citrus here. Aroma is fruity bitter hop. Flavour is lingering bitter citrus hop, long bitter fruit finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (103) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Pours clear, light honey colour. Aroma light citrus and a hint of orange. Light malty taste with citrus hops and a nice bitter after taste. Could drink quite a lot of this..! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
White creamy full lasting head. Golden colour. Aroma is malty, fruity with grapefruit, citrus, apple, papaya and light grainy notes. Flavor is malty too with grapefruit, not ripe apricot and light cereals tones, ending in a prolongued grapefruity finish. Light bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1323) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S. This is well worth a drink. Not tried it along side Oakham Citra or Citra special, so not sure how similar it is. Colour is golden with lacy white head. Aroma and taste have a big punch of grapefruit but this is well balanced. Well worth a try

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3980) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from M&S. I always love drinking Oakham Citra, especially when it is occasionally dressed in a different label and name. Lovely stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (192) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
I like this beer. It’s an easy to get beer, and the aroma of gooseberries and citrus are nice, the taste is pretty well balanced with lots of citrus going on, with a nice malt background. However, I have a slight bone to pick here - this used to come in a pint bottle - now it comes in a 500ml bottle and I honestly think the recipe is different, the ’new’ version is more like a lager, especially with the clearer appearance and still mittelfruh hop like notes. It’s slightly more bready too compared to the pint bottle version. If anyone disagrees then please let me know! It’s still a great beer though and worth popping into a railway station M&S for.


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