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Citra Single Hop - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
85
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Arno on 08-05-2012)
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Texasfan549, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
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'.

biboergosum, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

dirtylou, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of ccrida
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

ccrida, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Evil_Pidde, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of aztraz
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

aztraz, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

FLima, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Kmat10, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

bostonryan, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GONZALOYANNA, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

£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.

flyingpig, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

DeanMoriarty, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

DaftCaskBC, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Yeti1979, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a deep golden orange with a sticky white head.

Aroma is citrus and a touch of lychee from dem Citras. Nice. Slight caramel peeks in. I'm thankful it's a light malt character.

Flavor is a little thin but comes with bigger hop flavor and a light malt backbone.

Light in the tongue with low bitterness. What you would expect from a lightweight beer.

A pretty good light hoppy beer.

MattSweatshirt, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mtbdonn, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

gnikola, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

SimonTja, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Pelicanrocks, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

supermeniscus, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

SoPeL, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

intoxabroad, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
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Citra Single Hop from Brouwerij De Molen
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.