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Brewed by Oakham
Style: American Pale Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 496   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6523) - - JAN 30, 2013
Oro buona schiuma discreta persistenza agrumato citrico frutta esotica pompelmo non molto corpo piuttosto secca buon amaro


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (970) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 2, 2015
Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity, citrus, orange, Appearance: Slightly hazy light gold body. Small, white head. Fair retention. Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium maltiness. Well balanced. Medium-high hops, citrus, orange. Medium-light piney. Dry finish with lingering hops and bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium, smooth, creamy carbonation. Overall: Very nice! Flavorful, great aromas, easy drinking. 500 ml bottle, poured. 10A. American Pale Ale

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Pours golden with a medium head. Aroma is strong citrus and some marijuana smoke. The taste is a little bit of sweet citrus at the tip with a mild bitterness at the finish. It’s ok but not as good as I’ve heard.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdavies83 (25) - - JUL 24, 2015
Tropical aroma with a full on citrus and mango taste, as well as a bitter finish. One for hopheads! -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (609) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. Nose is grapefruit, , malt, slight cereal, faint hint of butterscotch. Taste is pleasingly bitter grapefruit, hint of lime, ripe lychee, almost a rye note, biscuit malt, and a herbal note. This is much better than I was expecting, very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at Sir Williams ljubljana . Yellow body whitr head nice lacing. Sweet grainy snd Resinous hops dried fruit. Nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2349) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Lots of nice fresh hop and sweet honey aromas. Very smooth drinking. Citrus, fresh dank hoppiness. Really wonderful tasting beer. Great tasting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (64) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Grapefruit aroma but gooseberry taste. Pale yellow gold. Excellent of its type. If you are trying to draw a lager drinker into real ale this works.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (307) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Pours a golden yellow with initially foamy thick which head which settles down and leaves a lingering layer throughout. Aroma of graperuit, straw, lychee, fresh grass, mild biscuit malt and a note of herbal hop. Taste is wonderfully balanced mixture of sweet and dry bitter lingering on to the finish. Good tasting stuff with quite an oily mouth feel. A really nice beer and much better than I was expecting! Will definitely buy again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1596) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, malt, straw, and hops - with a slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (127) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
500ml Bottle from Bargain Booze, New Mills, Derbyshire. As the first British beer to use Citra hops I imagine this was pretty groundbreaking six years ago. But the game’s moved on a fair bit since then and I’ve drank a lot of beers like it. That said, it’s still very enjoyable. Pours golden with frothy but quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is strong and fruity, lychees and grapefruit. Fruitiness is also very present in the flavour - understandable for single hopped citra - before a pleasantly dry finish. Only complaint is a certain, tricky to pin down, but slightly jarring skunkiness that comes through on the palate in the finish.


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