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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 407   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 (4) - 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

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blanquefort (2) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
Svetle pivo s fantastickou kvetovo citrusovou vonou a az neuveritelnou horkostou. Moje prve s chmelom Citra a musim povedat ze ma velmi oslovilo. Svetlo zlta farba, cista a iskriva. Penu moc netvori co vnimam ako jeho jedine negativum. Chut vyvazena s vyraznou horkostou. Citra je rozhodne zaujimava odroda chmelu a toto pivo tazi z toho ze ju nemiesa s inymi odrodami a nechava ju vyniknut. Naozaj podarene letne pivo.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3809) - 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 (2302) - 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 (1071) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sad24 (92) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 From the bottle. Lovely hoppy, fruity flavour without being excessive. Great Aroma, great look, great taste


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