Strykzone (7307) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012j12601 (11000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Bomber. Dark copper in hue with a robust beige head. Nice lacing remains. A big citrus aroma with bready caramel. A really big citrus hop flavor. It is tart and biting. Not so much bitter as expected. Grapefruit and some fairly big malts. The hop profile takes this close to Double territory. The Citra hop stands up just fine by itself but this is becoming over done. Still, this is tasty and a nice showcase for the hop.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Big bright citrus, soft malt. Medium bodied, a touch of green onion, mango, citrus. Slow bitterness on the finish, lingering mangonion notes. Tasty, but a touch too green for me.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Big bottle from Leicester BrewDog fishing for my ceremonial 8K. Muddy orange with a sinking white cap. Fine stinky Citra aroma in the bottled Oakham ballpark with an abundance of Fruit Salad chew, overripe pineapple and melon, rose, strawberry, orange liqueur. Tangy honeyed orange and menthol hop thick and slightly stewed with sweetness. Floral peach and orange liqueur warmth. In a sense it’s bottom-of-barrel cask English with a slug of heartburn yeast. Bonus point. Way better than my previous two experiences of Hermitage single hop beers, but still average.
mrjez (612) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2016
Tasting sampler at Beer Zen party, Osaka. Definitely the most complex and potent of the four sampled, a big floral aroma led by strong peach, very dusty and fresh. The flavour produces tropical notes, lychee, showcases the hop well. It’s backed by an earthy malt and strong bitterness, lively on the palate. TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Poured from the bomber its a cloudy dark orange. Taste is citrus, juicy, spicy, and dry at the end. I walked the gauntlet of citras that have come out lately and this one is really good, just at the 7% mark I look for. ben4321 (6416) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Draft. Solid citrus aroma hop and flavor. Decently fruity. Nice mid-bitter hop presence. Medium carbonation and body.
leaparsons (10504) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Golden brown with an off white foam. Multigrain and toffee with oranges and tropical fruit, particularly mango. Brown sugar with herbal and grassy notes. Sweet and jammy apricot with marmalade. Earthy with peppery alcohol. Good.
slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2016
thought this’d be my favorite. Maybe it was older a Citra hops are usually bold, but while this was very citrus forward it was more understated and mellow. Idiosynkrasie (7435) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
650ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, dark amber colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma notes of lemon tea, caramel malty basis. Taste is dry, grassy hoppy, minimally chalky and mineral, notes of lemon tea, lemon zest, malty basis without residual sweetness. Tselloufc88 (350) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry, aromas of mango, lime, lemon, caramel. Taste is strong citrus, mango, slight resin, strong herbal bitterness in the finish. Slightly spicy. Tasty. deyholla (11505) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle shared by Ben, thanks! Pours a clear golden orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of citrus with a decent amount of sweet grains and a touch of caramel. Flavor is citrus forward with a sweet grains backbone and some additional sweetness from caramel.