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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 383   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
garethrees (1) - pontyclun, WALES - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
This is a s good as it gets. Its so refreshing and and moreish. Hoppy yet light and slightly fragrant. It has a citric note and a slight bitter finish. My fav beer at the moment.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boropaul (2) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Not much more to add about this monster, if itís served at its best, itís nearly unbeatable. Craft at Clerkenwell got through a barrel in 2 hours a while back

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3716) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2011 Hand pulled at the Black Eagle, Soho, Birmingham. Clear gold, with a prim white head. Absolutely delicious beer in sensational condition. Clean, crisp, smooth, full of limey hop flavour, with supreme balance of sour, sweet, bitter and juiciness. I hurt myself by being unable to stop drinking this during the whole of Xmas Eve.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (2120) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. Hazy golden in colour with super juicy tropical fruity flavours sweetness then sharp bitterness in the finish. Superb!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (988) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottled, 0.50l. Hazy pale golden color with small but thick white head and soft visible carbonation. Outstanding fruity hops aroma, combined with more tropical fruits, citrus and lychee. Taste starts with refreshing citrus, then followed by sweet tropical fruits and light spicy maltiness, while finish is very hoppy. Full body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Unforgettable aroma...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sparky_ (11) - Sudbury, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
This is one of my fave hoppy golden ales in bottle or cask. It's full of zesty hops. Amazing beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dogen (30) - ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. The original and possibly best citra. Very pale body, good head. Remarkably fresh nose for a bottled beer. Taste is perfect for this style, lemon, grapefruit, nectarine. Fabulously thirst quenching. Almost as good as on handpull.

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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 1)Gravity, 3rd Hinckley BF. Pale gold, loose bubbled halo. Wonderful stewed grapefruit aroma with a big squeeze of chlorophyll, resins, almost garlic. Pungent. fresh-squeezed grapefruit overlaid with softer floral and lemongrass notes; more rounded cashew maltiness and vanilla than you sometimes get with Oakham. Rich Tea and quinine linger. Lean, biting and soft. Classic festival opener. (848416=4) 2) 50 odd pints later, long since a regular part of the Oakham range, and on handpull at my wedding the magnificent Citra is long overdue a rerate that puts it where it belongs- at the top of my ratings. On form, as it always is where I drink it- The Crown in Nuneaton- an unsurpassed, narcotic, citrus and cat piss-crammed shot of hop loveliness. Bristling US hop aroma and flavour melded perfectly with thevelvet-soft, tingling condition of English cask at its best. Forget about the tick and get the Citras in.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Dunk @ Merton Winter Beer Festival 2011. This is a stunning beer full of epic citra hops; intense hops, oh lovely hops! Golden colour and excellent lacing, conditioning is stunning and a superb take on the citra hop. I really canít complain and would love to compare this with the Kernel Citra. I love this hop and the grapefruit bounce and frutiy vibe is so flavoursome and drinkable and enjoyable. No overtly aggressive hopping but balanced; poised and stunning. Awesome blending and so so good. Top top work.


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