cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... big white head ... zezty orange pine hop nose... juicy oily orange ... big citrus ... light pepperyness ... superb...4.1
cask at the bow ... glowing orange amber ... bubbly white head ... huge sweet citrus orange hop hit nose ...sweet oily orange ... juicy hops ... big fruity orange ... zezty sweet ... light peppery hop ... juicy juicy juicy 4.3 just stunning
Cask at malt and hops
Golden amber .. thin white head ... soft sweet floral orange nose ... juicy fruits .. sweet oily orange ... juicy mellow and balanced 4.4
JohnRMurdoch (3396) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle from Great Grog. Rich golden amber colour, good head. Dry biscuit citrus hop aroma. Pine resin lemon hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Somewhere between IPA & blonde beer.
mr_h (3070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
660ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear golden, thin white head, grapefruit hop aroma, pine notes, citrus flavour, high carbonation, oily feel, strong prolonged bitter citrus aftertaste
downender (6521) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Clear gold in colour with a tight white head and plenty of carbonation. Massive, Crisp, slightly creamy aroma of mango, grapefruit and pine. Flavour had a solid, biscuity malt back bone, more tropical fruits, tangerines and a lingering, dryish finish. Excellent.
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
660ml Bottle - Amber with lively carbonation and a foamy head. Grapefruit, pine, mango and pineapple in the aroma. Grapefruit, gooseberries, mango, passion fruit and pineapple feature in the deliciously hoppy taste.
RichTheVillan (3439) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 8 Beer tasting club – Had this a number times before and a great way to end a USA tasting session with a beer from the UK. That shows there is a growing number of great brewers in the UK producing USA style IPA’s. Straw yellow loads of citra hops superb citrus and grapefruit taste.
carldurose (15) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Like Oakham Citra only stronger and more flavoursome if Citra were the IPA this would be the DIPA however Citra is a pale ale with Green Devil as the IPA so maybe the DIPA is yet to come.
For the un initiated this beer showcases the Citra hop so called for it’s strong citrusy flavours think passionfruit, grapefruit, mango etc.
Oakham ales produce some amazing beers and I am very lucky to have a Oakham pub in my home city which has also influenced other pubs to stock their beers.
Summary, citrusy Citra hopped refreshing deceptively quaffable beautiful piney aroma and a bitter finish. Yum!
thepeter (281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pale golden pour with a white frothy head lasting quite a while. Aromas of pine, citrus, fresh hops and tropical fruits. Taste of fresh hops, very green, lime, pine and a long lasting very fresh bitter finish. Palate is medium and refreshing, overall this is a great IPA and fantastic value.
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Third of a pint on draught at Ealing Beer Festival. Golden/orange, with a fair head. Fine grapefruit aroma. A bit acid, lime and citrus. Dry and bitter, quite tasty.
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Gold pour with a white head. Peach, raspberry, moss and pine aroma. Masses of citrus on the palate with a splash of pear and peach. Long hop finish. Tasty.