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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 476   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, - DEC 1, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, hops, straw, and a bit of malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemons, hops, and hay, leading to a dry hoppy finish. The body is light. Thanks papsoe for sharing.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredmc (3) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
Strong Citra Hop Aroma - as to be expected. Clear pale golden colour, looks like a lager, moderate carbonation, looks very thin but this isnt much of a problem. Powerful resinous hop notes, extremely well balanced beer with a real great alcohol flavour - the 4.9% is not hidden well and the beer is all the better for it. A fantastic little brew that is a great thirst quencher, leaves you wanting more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
99smithsamuel (69) - - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from B & M Bargains. Poured clear. A pale golden yellow colour with a lasting white frothy head. Bursting with fruity and floral aromas. Packs a punchy flavour from the citra hops and some sweetness comes through. Dry, bitter finish. Ace.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (462) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma and taste Grape, Tropical fruit, a bit bitter, dry, Good drinkability.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frothblower (1) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015 does not count
Quite simply the most delicious bottled beer you can buy relatively easily in the UK. Light, golden full of Citra hops. A treat in a glass. And it is so close to the Real Ale version that quite honestly I would be happy drinking it in a pub.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium body with plenty of citra hops. Low bitterness, but plenty of flavor. This does an exceptional job of showcasing the hop flavors, while still being a very mild beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (387) - - MAY 14, 2015
Yellow colour with creamy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, similar fruity sweet is taste. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish, medium bitter aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vandet (14) - Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2015
As an American traveling in Sussex, I have been enjoying many real ales. Stumbling upon this APA, single hopped with citra, was a surprising return to the US beer scene, at a very high level of quality. Lovely floral aroma, clean dry mouth feel and taste. First-rate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Pours fairly clear golden with a little frothy white head. The aroma features citrus fruitiness with a noticeable grassy, herbal element, also a touch of pale maltiness in the background. Taste is dryish, light bitter. Hoppiness delivers both citrusy and grassy notes, also cereals and grain linger until the finish. Citra does not completely owerpower malts. The palate is light to medium bodied, slick. Very drinkable. Decent British take on the APA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (391) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head which recedes to a foamy layer. Aroma is sprucey and slightly citrus. Taste is citrus, orange and slight hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (660) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAY 3, 2015
0.5l bottle. Copper color. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is slightly bitter with biscuit notes. Medium body. Overall its very good beer with great aroma.


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