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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask and bottle; Regular. 4.2% in cask.
The first of our single hop variety beers. We were the first brewery in the UK to use Citra. The beer proved so popular that we will be brewing it again. Permanent from January 2011.
A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (567) - ISRAEL - AUG 14, 2013
Pale gold with small white head. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Taste of grapefruit and citrus, dry palate. Nice but would be better more carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
Gylden klar slum hvid Citrus grapefrugt blomst metallisk Bitter meget tør Flad tæt @gbbf ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5123) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle @ union tavern. Clear golden color, short head. Aroma of tropical fruit, lychee, slight buttery. Soft bitter taste, but fruity, hint of caramel. Decent beer, but could have been more refreshing perhaps.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle
Aroma: Fresh grapefruit, cut green grass, passionfruit
Appearance: Kind of ugly; no head, slightly cloudy pale yellow
Taste: Grapefruit, slight bitterness, a bit of grass
Palate: Flat; almost no carbonation. Light body and mouthfeel. Dry finish.
Overall: Bottle had a best by 4/2014 so I can’t say it’s a function of age, but the flat mouthfeel and lack of any head hurt the score. Tasty... kind of like hop water compared to most American IPA’s, but makes it very drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1778) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle bb 16/07/14. Pours a clear gold colour with a foamy white head. Nice, fresh fruity aroma with lots of peach and lychee with a touch of caramel which grows. Light bodied with medium carbonation. There’s a touch of sweetness with caramel then some pine, lemon and a bit of grapefruit to finish with a very slight metallic taste. It’s nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle, B&M. Lovely fresh citrus nose, grapefruit/passionfruit. Very pale straw with a bit of a haze, big bubbled frothy white head. Smooth, zesty mouthful, well hopped, good finish. Tasted at room temp, could perhaps benefit from a slight cooling, nice tho!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Best use of Citra as a single hop beer in England. Oakham found the balance that numerous brewers have not found with the citra hop. Pours a nice straw/golden color with an aroma and flavor that just get it right.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (909) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a clear golden yellow with a nice white head. Nose has grapefruit and lychee with mild caramel malts. Taste is much the same. Quite thin on the palate. Very light sessionable pale. Pretty decent for an easy going beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow. White head ring. Nose and taste of citrus, dank grapefruit, lychee and bitter orange peel and lemon pith. Body is very light on the palate. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1309) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Citrus and gooseberry aroma, very refreshing citrus in the mouthful with great dry hop character and a bitter finish. Great beer.


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