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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 392   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (304) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit and marmalade. Taste light sweet, bitter and salt. Little carbonation, fairly thin with bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CRock (48) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Kind of a let down. I had high hopes for this considering the awards its won and the average rating but its just too fruity for my taste. It is distinct though. I havent had a beer with that kind of flavour and mouthfeel before.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (250) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a golden colour, with a frothy white head. Aroma has huge citrus notes, and toasted malts. Tasting notes is sweet with citrus, and malts. This is an excellent American Pale Ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2235) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Pale golden in colour with a thin white head, good lacing. The aroma is of pineapple, lemons, some peaches. The flavour has lots of citra hop fruitiness, some malt sweetness. Hoppy mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, some sweetness, tropical. What it lacks in body it makes up for in the strong citra hop fruitiness.

500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Best before December 17, 2014.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1367) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M Bargains - Very clear straw yellow body, with a quickly disappearing small head. Typical Citra grapefruit hop aroma, but not overpowering. Quite sweet on the taste at first, followed by the hop and a refreshing bitterness on the finish. Good summer drinking beer.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
fushi (6) - - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
I am not sure what I expected of this one, given its high score. A stronger, more diverse mouthfeel? Better head retention? Less overcarbonation so as not to mask the lackluster bitterness?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinylightsrecs (174) - - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Full bodied pour, dark golden colour. Strongly fruity in flavour, but light enough to be easy drinking. Very enjoyable indeed

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2167) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
500ML lcbo bottle. a good session ipa or low gravity apa, whatever you wanna call it. would drink a boatload if it priced to session. less malt body then i hoped but 4.2% hop juice if fine with me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2238) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
Single bottle from the LCBO with a Best before date of 17 DEC 2014. Pours a pale golden colour with a white frothy head, decent retention and some foamy lacing. Aromas of real fresh hops at first and then the characteristics of Citra come out: mild grapefruit with lots of exotic fruits. The taste is not as bitter as IPAs, but a nice dryness making it still refreshing. Again, the grapefruit is mild with the other fruits balancing things. Light grain appears in the background with the notes of bitterness lingering. This is quite a nice easy-going ale with some nicely blended hops to it. I am a fan of Citra (the beer and the hops themselves).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (213) - SERBIA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle at Pivopija Belgrade.Pour it nice yellow ale color woth small white head.Totally refreshment ale with taste of hops, citrus, grapefruit. Nice


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