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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 417   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle at home in garden, 20th July 13. From waitrose. Not sure why its taken me so long to try this one. Very drinkable, lots of flavour, citrus hops come through nicely, great session beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (853) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 17, 2013
BOTTLE. Head: off-white, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: golden, clear. Aroma: string grapefruit. Taste: some malt, moderate slightly spicy hop bitterness, citrus notes. The body is quite light.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1132) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden. Aromas is citrus, earthy, bready and fresh hops. Nice mouthfeel with a medium body. Quite crisp, very sessionable.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weefannybaws (96) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Pint in Blackfriars, Glasgow. Pale straw on the eye. Floral on the nose. Bitter citrus on the tongue. Bitter, flowery aftertaste. Quite refreshing. Would go well with crisps or nuts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReV2 (147) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
On draught from The Malt Shovel, Northampton & bottle from B&M. A wonderful anti-dote to cider or lager on a hot summer’s day. Full of hops, incredibly refreshing and a good strength. Just as good in bottle as it is on draught. One’s just not enough, love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Starfruit and lychee fruitiness are a tad scarred by hard minerals, as light honey leads to resinous bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the whitish blond.
-Mouthfeel properly emulates that of a cask, so very well done there.
-Malts are rather shy in the flavour profile.
-The finish is on the dry side, increasing drinkability.
-Hops are also floral throughout.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from CbC. Had not seen this anywhere else and was happy to find a new English beer that I was actually excited to drink. Pours a lighter hazy orange golden with a medium sized white head and steady lightly sticky lacing. Nose is fresh and citrusy; light earth, biscuit malts, light butter. Flavor is similar; super clean, lots of earthy citrus, floral notes, medium bitter finish. Very solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (722) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Pale orange, almost pils coloured beer with nice head on it. Some berry and fruit aromas. Mostly bitter, crisp, refreshing taste. Body is thin to medium.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stumblor (64) - - JUN 17, 2013
Pours flat and clear, very light, low carbonation. Smells fruity, high freshness, citrus and pine. Taste is very refreshing, with lemon, grapefruit, light pine needles, green apples, pineapple. Great balance. Wonderful! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rok1024 (1127) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 16, 2013
Clear golden color, weak head, strong citrus and sweet tropical fruit aromas with a hint of wormwood, very refreshing. Bitter, but not annoyingly too high. Recommended.


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