mcox90 (2073) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2017
12 oz. bottle, part of a mixed 12 pack from a local grocery store. Reasonably priced too. Pours a cloudy light yellow with a 2 finger rocky white head. Head leaves bits and pieces of lace. Strong citrus aroma. Clean and sharp. Lemons and limes. Same with the flavor. Sharp citrus flavor backed by light pilsner malt. Light bodied with a dry finish. Very nice! shawnmurphy (330) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at brewery in Middlebury, Vermont. Pours clear pale yellow with a creamy white head and lacing as sipped. Aroma: grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits. Flavor: mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pine resins. Mouthfeel: light- to medium-body, crisp and dry. malvrich (319) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2017
2 month old bottle > chalice.
A: Poured a finger of tight froth that retained well on a clear pale gold body. No visible bubbles but sheets of lace.
S: Fresh oranges and sweet bread dough.
T: Resinous and bitter. Pith and zest out front with a hint of alcohol and baked bread rather than dough. Citrusy aftertaste.
M: Resin and a slight chewiness. Medium bodied finishing wet and sticky.
O: Unsure if it’s great or poor but definitely different and interesting. Overall though not what I generally look for in a lager. meccahh69lol (194) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Medieval Times branded lager glass acquired from the local Savers. Aroma is clean and pleasant. Appearance is pretty standard for a lager. Taste has a nice fruity hop bloom balanced out by the crisp, papery taste of a pils. Overall, this is pretty nice, especially for a lager, if somewhat unremarkable overall. Similar to a lot of the hoppy lager offerings from Jack’s Abby, but lacking in some of their nuance and kick. Still worth a look if this style interests you. bunget (963) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden body, big white head with decent retention. Sweet aroma of peaches and orange caramel, sugar, candies. Taste of pine, grapefruit zest, orange candies, a touch of herbs. Ok, not sure about the style though.
Clarkdvm (505) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottles on clearance in Fl. Strong orange aroma. Light bitterness but lingers. Hoppy. Light colored, doesn’t look like much and to me, didn’t really stand out taste wise either. LinusStick (3447) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Very tasty beer. Thought it was an IPA at first. Aroma was fiercely hoppy with grapefruit rind and a slight graininess. Pour was a nice hazy light gold with tons of rising bubbles and a one finger white head. Taste was all hops in this one. Strongly bitter with a lager backbone. Hops are lemon and grapefruity with a dry bitter finish. Good carbonation. PorterPounder (7894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Stuart, Fl. - Total Wine & More - - 12 oz bottle. Slight hazy medium golden pour, white head, light lacing. Fresh white grape aroma, hints of grapefruit.. Flavor has some honey notes, some yeasty accents, a touch of mango sweet fruitiness. Thick enough mouthfeel. Very decent. sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Otter Creek Citra Mantra holds up well but suffers from a bit of name misnomer. Bright yellow pour with a frothy white head that holds up well. Aroma is fresh and mild tropical and pine. The taste is big on pine -- really like an IPA -- with a bit if tropical fruit in the background. I’ve come to expect beers with Citra (as in Citra hops) in the name to have prominent tropical notes. The pine is really out there, though, and not really balanced either. Not real sure where it comes from either since they claim single hop. Citra Mantra is not a bad brew in its own right, but not the light lager made with Citra you might expect. jgb9348 (6198) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Clear golden coloured body with the slightest bit of haze and a nice, thinnish two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of very nice and fragrant tropical fruit and citrus hops with a smooth but noticeable malt essence. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong grassy and herbal flavour at first with a good kick of the hops, but shows some malt elements, a touch of effervescence from the yeast and a good complex herbal and spice characteristic at the end. Aftertaste is nice and complex, especially for a lager, with some very fresh hop notes throughout. Overall, a nice and subdued beer that still shows a lot of flavour and especially complexity, for a lager. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Wegman’s in Alexandria, Virginia on 03-May-2016 for US$1,67 sampled at home in Washington on 18-May-2016.