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Citra Single Hop - Brouwerij De Molen

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very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Arno on 08-05-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, same ol' perfunctorily overdose of information label. Except for the "IPA-ish" notation - whatever could that mean?

This beer pours a hazy medium tarnished golden yellow colour, with three-to-four ambitious fingers of puffy, rocky, pillowy eggshell white head, which leaves a few random swaths of paint splatter lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of tart, somewhat thin generic citrus peel, grainy, lightly biscuit pale malt, softly musty tropical fruit - under-ripe pineapple, grapefruit rind, and edgy mango - a twinge of earthy yeast. The taste is neutered grapefruit, orchard drupe fruit, mandarin orange, biscuity caramel malt, and some late-arriving acerbic pine notes.

The bubbles are a tad sassy, but fall away to their more pedestrian duties soon enough, the body on the veritable light side, and kind of roughly smooth, the citrus edginess coming back to play here. It finishes just off-dry, the caramel-tinged pale malt barely keeping the lingering one-sided, bitter citrus hops at a standstill.

A weird classification here, given the purported effort at aping the hop-crazy Americans, and those Danes who love them. Bitter and citrusy, sure, but all with a sensible restraint, though not quite in the underwhelming vein of the English (style-wise). A decently hoppy, if sort of one-sided seeming IPA, and the ABV does well by its lower-proof nuance. I guess I now grok what the label means by 'ish'.

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Bottled on August 9, 2012. Poured in to tulip glass.

A - Slightly cloudy medium orange with a deeper amber hue in the middle. A huge amount (2+ fingers) of egg shell head formed and slowly reduced to a thin layer.

S - Mango, peach, tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit aromas create a fresh tropical fruit bouquet with s light caramel sweetness in the background.

T - The palate is not as fresh and intense as the nose indicated but provides shows tangerine, grapefruit, peach and mango flavours. A slight caramel malt sweetness is present in the background.

M - Medium body with a slight chew. Moderate carbonation.

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On-tap. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed at the Freiburg on agt´12. Pale golden color. Foggy appearance. Froth is white, close, nearly creamy. Rocky crown leaves copious rings on sides. Strong aromas of pine, citric, tropical fruit & resins. Strong resiny flavor followed by heavy bitterness. Even tough standing up malts against hop attack provide a dense & flavorful palate. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Grapefruit & mango join hops to create a long bitter finish & fruity aftertaste.

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A gold to light amber beer with haze, white head, reasonable lacing

This smells much more fruity than the To Øl Reparationsbajer that I had a few days ago. So that one has to be older. Never had anything with citra before as far as I know.
This smells nice and fruity with tropical fruits. Much less citrus than other American varieties though. Smells nice. The maltiness is quite light I think. Not strange, it only contains pale and some caramel malts. Only a tiny hint of pine.

The taste as it is is still cold is of light tropical fruits with quite some bitterness. Only a light, slighty bready maltiness. This is a beer to showcase the hop, not the malt so this is understandable.

As it warms the nice fruitiness comes out more.

Mouthfeel is quite thin, with plenty of carbonation.

Overall a pleasant little beer!
Highly drinkable at 4.8% and quite refreshing! A nice beer for summer for sure.

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Citra Single Hop from Brouwerij De Molen
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.