Brewed by Pictish
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Rochdale, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Occasional - single hop series.

Citra Brand is a registered trademark used with HBC 394 cv special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra Brand hops have fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. Citra Brand hops imparts citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced, citrusy and grassy. Smooth fruity, peachy and lingering citrusy. Bitter and crisp fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2585) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, citrus fruit, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1263) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Hand pulled cask on day one at the GBBF 2013. Pale gold with a lively white head. Excellent example of a single hop Citra session ale. Superb!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at Gbbf 2013. Pale gold lasting white head. Itís ok good condition. Some sour ness not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Pours a straw colour. Honey aroma. Light body. Not as hoppy as expected. Decent, a little watery. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Star Inn, 7 Albert Street, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England HD1 3PJ.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, citrus, hoppy, dry, dry grass, buttery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120121]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Reasonable citra beer - perhaps to oily but I guess thatís the point. As a single hop beer it was okay but as a beer itís a bit wrong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
Cask conditioned at Moreton in Marsh Beer Fest í11. Hazy yellow gold with no head. I was able to taste this alongside the Oakham Citra and unfortunately it did lose out a little, this was lighter with a bitter lemon note. A lesser hop impact, but reasonably dry. Still a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Cask, handpump at The Kings Head, Huddersfield Railway Station, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 23.04.11 Touch eggy on the nose but after the sulphuor there is a very agreeable hoppiness, reasonably bitter. Not as crisp or fruity as some from Pictish, but well served good nick, good clarity. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gloryhunter (1) - USA - APR 29, 2010 does not count
A stunning alternative to Bishopís Farewell and all those other Grapefruity beers. Superb !!! And the brewer doesnít even care for it ????? Tried it in the Knott Bar, Deansgate Manchester

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