beer-yum (330) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Absolutely brilliant beer. I’m a big-time Citra fan and love this one because it’s not a ’double’ and therefore conducive to greater consumption. Is using a single hop this good not tantamount to ’cheating’? If so, maybe cheating ain’t so bad! A ’to die for’ beer.
Patag0niak (8) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 330 ml. Bebida a 1000 m de altura. Color ámbar no muy densa. Con cierta espuma inicial que se desvanece rápidamente. Gran aroma a frutas tropicales, mango y maraculla. En boca se percibe poco amarga, balanceado con la malta. Muy bebible y refrescante
habadin (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy, aroma is great. I pick up clove honey right off the bat, with aroma of florals as well. Sweet, and tasty beer. Like the english hops, especially in this single hop brew.
maxwelldeux (2914) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a slight white head. Nose is dry and with almost an English style hoppiness to it; a little bitter but without a lot of the interesting aromas other hop varieties come with. Nice and bitter, but a little heavy.
dalfaro86 (229) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber brew with a big with head with regular retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with notes of grapefruit, orange and caramel, médium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter, bitter finish.
Lilja (1311) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av tropisk frukt, ctirus, tallskott och kåda. Fruktig och frisk, lätt kropp och med en tydlig citrusbeska.
bytemesis (2409) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber orange with a million floaties and a medium orange tan creamy head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is very malty, caramel, bread, faint pine, some citrus. Flavor is much the same, very malty, lightly sweet, lightly bitter with a metallic finish. Stale, even thigh it is supposedly new release. Bah.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrata con un dito di schiuma. Al naso emergono le straordinarie note agrumate del Citra (uno dei miei luppoli preferiti). Si sentono di conseguenza il pompelmo, citronella, zest di limone. Al palato ingresso dominato dai colpi luppolati leggermente astringenti. Buon corpo, la bevuta continua sui canoni amari e agrumati fin nel finale, per poi caratterizzare anche il retrogusto abbastanza persistente. Fresca beverina e rinfrescante. Un pò troppo amara (eh si non gradisco molto le birre amare) ma piacevole.
madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd February 2012
Cloudy dark amber beer. Fluffy cream coloured head. Fresh semi dry palate. A little creamy malt underpins fresh orange citrus hops. Trace of marmalade. Nicely joined up. Semi dry finish.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Beers of Europe. Drunk today. Pilsner, cara-crystal, munich and oat flakes. Clear amber-orange, with some small chunks of sediment suspended. Pours a huge, orange-white, pillowy head, with fair-sized, tasty bubbles, and excellent lacing, then persists well as a complete covering. Mid-light carb. Aroma - Sweeter citrus than the Centennial (lots more sweet, sticky orange, just a bit of pink grapefruit), but not quite as complex. Bready, caramel malt merges into the sweet citrus. Candy & orange peel. Some faint, spicy / funky & floral hop flower. Bit yeasty. Taste - Sweet citrus; juicy orange and sweeter red grapefruit, candy, orange peel & some bitter citrus oil. Potent, spicy / sticky hops. Biscuity, caramel, candy malt is kind of in the background, but this doesn’t lead to it being slightly unbalanced towards bitterness, as in the Centennial, because the hop flavours here are sweeter citrus aromas. Slightly yeasty. Sweet, juicy citrus & cara malt start turns into some slight, drier citrus flavours, then finishes with a bit of a light bitter, citrus tang (pink grapefruit). Some slight citrus flavours left on aftertaste, with very little bitterness, which is strange. Med body. Overall, a good showcase of the hop, but not an ideal IPA: Aroma & taste are a bit less complex and less interesting than the Centennial, but on the otherhand, the Citra seems to have a better balance, as well as some interesting, strong orange flavours, though these can be a bit sickly at times.