daniele (4896) - - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oro buona schiuma discreta persistenza agrumato citrico frutta esotica pompelmo non molto corpo piuttosto secca buon amaro
Maris (916) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
gegwilson (628) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Holmen1 (2017) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
cfrancis (2161) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
deepeary (41) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
neuromatt (1018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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