Citra Single Hop - Brouwerij De Molen
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3.96/5 rDev +4.5%
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'.
04-06-2013 03:50:40 | More by biboergosum
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
On draft at In De Wildeman, appearence is hazy dirty blonde with sicky, foamy head, white sand colored.
Smell is modestly hoppy citrus.
Taste is bready malt with soft hop citrus flavor.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter, slippery side.
Drinkability is good, solid session ale, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.
12-14-2013 13:59:21 | More by ccrida
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
09-29-2012 00:03:21 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.84/5 rDev +1.3%
Hazy amber color with a thick off-white head with good retention.
Delicious sweet aroma of caramel, bread, mango and overripe oranges and pineapples.
Flavor of Belgian yeast, lemon, tangerines, Citra hops, peaches, white grapes, bready malt and brown sugar.
Hints of tea bags. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation.
A fruity and citric Belgian IPA neither American nor English) with a superb aroma and good complexity.
01-05-2014 22:03:23 | More by FLima
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
08-26-2012 23:25:07 | More by GONZALOYANNA
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4/5 rDev +5.5%
£4 for 330ml bottle from Brewdog:
Slightly cloudy, orange to amber colour with a big looking head that is part foamy, part bubbly. There is some lacing left on the sides after a minute.
Citrus aroma to begin as expected and backed up with some subdued tropical fruits that consist mainly of mango and pineapple along light grapefruit and pine.
Citrus then some grapefruit and pine, both of which are a lot stronger here than in the nose. There is a lot of hoppy bitterness as well and the mango from the nose is in there too. Quite a nice tasting beer and easy to drink.
Medium bodied with a crisp refreshing feel, a nice citrus tang and some lively carbonation. The bitterness is definitely noticeable but it's not overdone.
A solid IPA and definitely well worth trying, not as strong or as bitter as some of the American style craft beers but a very welcome change. The beer was well-balanced and very easy to drink.
01-28-2013 16:48:05 | More by flyingpig
British Columbia (Canada)
3.59/5 rDev -5.3%
Bottled on: 22/01/13
A: 1" foamy cream coloured head over murky amber liquid.
S: Lime rind, apricot, peach.
T: Watery malt back bone that underpins a hop presence with lime rind, lemon and apricots.
M: Watery and thin viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.
O: I have never tried a single hop citra beer before to my knowledge and as a brewer this was a good lesson in its characteristics.
10-19-2013 05:41:00 | More by DaftCaskBC
4.14/5 rDev +9.2%
Bottled on 22 Januari 2013.
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.
04-07-2013 19:44:00 | More by IPA35
Citra Single Hop from Brouwerij De Molen
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.