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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1810) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, - DEC 25, 2011
Cask, The Generous Briton, Loughborough, UK. Golden colour with nice, long lasting white head. Citrus hop aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Strong citrus floral hops taste, nice finish, very mooreish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2014
Cask at Sandford Park Ale House. Pours clear pale gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, earthy, dank, and herbal hops. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Light to medium body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of Citra hops with green hoppy notes with some lemongrass notes and some weird grainy notes which don’t really fit that well. Taste is dominated by hoppy notes with some lemongrass and grapefruit and some weird grainy malt notes that more or less fits in the whole picture. Body is light with good carbonation. Well done even though I really don’t dig the malt profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1021) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in an English pint glass. Pours clear golden with a tall white head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of grapefruit, lemongrass and gooseberry, along with honey and pale malts. The flavour is balanced between mild pale malty sweetness and a subtle citric hoppy bitterness that builds slightly towards the end. Grassy notes and perhaps lychee come through as well. The finish is moderately bitter with a slight pepperiness. On the palate it is light in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice citra pale ale. In the English style, it is perfectly balanced and quite sessionable. 2014-04-22

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (916) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2014
From a 500ml bottle on 21/4/2014. Pours a clear light pale golden with a smallish head. Has a distinct, pleasant zesty, citrus aroma. In the mouth, it features grassy malt, lots of grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, and just the barest hint of pepper. The bitterness is firm and a touch sour. Has a light body and average to lively carbonation. All up, this is a really refreshing drop, with lots of personality, while being very sessionable at just 4.6%. A very nice brew indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (639) - 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 (2020) - 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 (2164) - 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.


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