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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 340   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bosta (97) - - AUG 19, 2013
500 ml bottle. Hazy pale yelow color with small white head. Very distinct fruity hops aroma (citrus and lychee). Refreshing flavour of citrus, a bit bitter and very dry hoppy finish. Very refreshing with a distinct aroma.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (623) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Pours golden with a white head. Light and refreshing with a good bitter finish. Plenty of grapefruit in there. Nice easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Flaske fra Waitrose, Muswell Hill, april-14: klar lys kobberfarge med kort skum. Deilig aroma av citrus avrundet med ferskensødme, og slik smaker det også. Glir sorgløst over ganen mens kofferten pakkes for hjemreise. Engelske bryggere kan kunsten å gi mye smak og drikkeglede til relativt alkoholsvake øl. Frisk og syrlig med snev av nevnte sødme. Og ingenting å si på prisen: £2 for 0,5 l flaske. Prøver gjerne mer fra dette bryggeriet. Good stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: milder set up with singular hop qualities - lemongrass, grease, dry hay. Cant say I love it.
Apperance: poured as pale golden ale with medium plus bright white cap. Some rings on glass.
Taste/Palate etc. medium bodied with slightly thinner walls. Citrusy, grassy front with golden malts and mineral backing. Bit one sided as expected but flows well. You won’t find greatness here just well done single hopper.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle - pours a clear golden ale with a smallish rocky white cap. Aroma is earthy with citra bouquet. A mild ale with thin malting but with a similar balancing hop bearing which builds slightly to a mildly bitter finish - a top notch sessioning mild ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
At just on cool and into an English pint. Loose, sudsy white crown atop a hazy, yellow gold body. Promising, tropical fruit dominated nose. Vinous with plenty of pine, grapefruit, lychee, pear drops and lime zest. Mmmm, that is bitter. A bright, peaking hop bitterness on and in the swallow. Sour, citrus esters make it tangy and tart. Plenty of juicy fruit up front with a light, dusty malt base. Body is light and it is soft in carbonation. Thirst quenching and deadly sessionable. A nice, Summer quaffer! (50cL, BB 16/07/14, Dan Murphy’s Balcatta)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2156) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a light straw yellow with a fizzy white top. Aroma is a wallop of grapefruit and light berry. Taste is light straw malts, obvious citra hops but disappointed that the malt doesn’t back it stronger. Could have done more with this I think, but hard to argue with gold medals. Just not my thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (40) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours out pale straw colour, not much head to speak of. Aroma is nice, punchy sweet hops, grapefruit and tropical fruit Thin mouth feel. All hops on the taste, fruity. Quick bitter finish. I get a small hint of caramel malt. Very easy drinking. Worth trying but too expensive to stock up on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beertobealive (139) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Thin foamy white head with fresh aromas of citrus and mandarin. Very clear yellow body. Lightly hoppy. Some refreshing spices. Pleasant when cold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (101) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
500ml bottle from LCBO. Toronto, ON. Pours a clear golden colour with a small white foamy head. It has a fruity aroma with notes of grapes and elderberries and hops. The taste matches the aroma but the hoppy flavor is pronounced with a smooth finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Great hoppy beer very well balanced with some refreshing fruity taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (499) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
Cask @ Hopbine, Cambridge. Pours yellow, almost straw. Little head and no lacing. Heady aroma of pineapple and resinous hop. Taste is quite bitter, but balanced and refreshing. Flavours come through well in the taste. Aftertaste is a bit soapy. A very solid beer from Oakham.


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