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Citra - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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BA SCORE
87
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: allergictomacros on 06-04-2011)
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Reviews by EmperorBevis:
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy lemon barley looking body with lazy lopsided big bubbled white head.

Real cutting aroma, real strike of hops, pine and old fashioned.

Dry driving taste real tart fruit tastes hops a real clear and present taste hinting at a sweetness that never appears subtle honey factors all with a tangy zing.

Good solid chewy mouthfeel, lively but fitting carbonation.

Blimey this stuff is good.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 00:12:02 | More by EmperorBevis
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-02-2014 18:31:40 | More by Andy_Luft
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Vrangel

Serbia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-29-2014 17:57:08 | More by Vrangel
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Dylonious

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-28-2014 21:00:19 | More by Dylonious
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before Dec. 17 2014. I've been hearing good things about this one, so I was sure to slip a bottle into my basket while beer shopping in London. Served slightly chilled.

Pours an attractive, translucent golden-yellow colour, topped with just over one finger of frothy, loose white head. Decent retention, with a wide collar and plenty of lacing left to cling to the glass as it slowly recedes into a soapy cap. As expected the hops are the primary focus of the aroma - lots of citrusy lemon pith and grapefruit, as well as wet spruce, pine resin, lychee and apricot.

While a backbone of pale malt and orchard fruit sweetness remains present, you'd forgive someone for missing it amongst the staggering array of fruity hop notes. Lychee, pear and mango sweetness greet the palate, with citrusy notes of grapefruit and lemon following soon after. Tangy, with a tart, astringent, grapefruity finish that doesn't linger; fairly dry aftertaste. Light-medium in body, with relatively limp carbonation that is somewhat atypical of the style; a petty complaint about an otherwise fabulous hoppy session ale.

Final Grade: 4.39, an awesome A grade. Oakham's Citra is a fabulous British interpretation of one of my favourite light American styles. This is a pricy brew in our neck of the woods with limited availability (which means it probably isn't a realistic session option for most Ontario BAs), but it's still well worth the effort of tracking down a bottle or three. Great stuff that I hope to return to again at some point in the future, as it's quenching my thirst on this hot, early summer's night quite flawlessly.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 06:56:57 | More by thehyperduck
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-15-2014 23:58:06 | More by DarrenBrule
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2014 19:45:50 | More by hansavijaticar
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2014 18:41:53 | More by poskok
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dgilks

Australia

3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear straw colour with a smooth, creamy, white head. Good head retention and lacing.

Lovely light Citra aroma. Lemony and tropical. Touches of sharpness.

Mild malt with a sharp, citrussy hop character. Moderate bitterness. Very crisp and simple.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

A really solid beer. Excellent flavour and crispness.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 13:47:40 | More by dgilks
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-05-2014 00:50:52 | More by boszormeny
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gnikola

Serbia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2014 07:57:19 | More by gnikola
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-21-2014 05:21:41 | More by rulisekmartin
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-16-2014 21:52:02 | More by woodchip
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-13-2014 23:07:47 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2014 16:16:54 | More by pknyc
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-07-2014 20:51:17 | More by Molson2000
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2014 00:09:23 | More by Cycle69
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear pale gold. Compact white cap quickly recedes, living just a smattering of lace behind. Restrained fruity, citrusy hops and bready, nutty malts in the nose. Grapefruit, lemony, lychee hops upfront quickly get overtaken by maltiness and a fruity English yeast character. Some buttery diacetyl is perceptable in the back. The mouthfeel is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Light bitterness and hop fruitiness in the short finish.

This is a nice English Pale Ale but a bit anemic in the hop department and the hop flavors tend to stand in contrast a bit with that English yeast character. Still quite nice and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 01:56:41 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-23-2014 04:07:47 | More by ArrogantPrick
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of Citra hops with green hoppy notes with some lemongrass notes and some weird grainy notes which don’t really fit that well. Taste is dominated by hoppy notes with some lemongrass and grapefruit and some weird grainy malt notes that more or less fits in the whole picture. Body is light with good carbonation. Well done even though I really don’t dig the malt profile.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 02:37:57 | More by Phyl21ca
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2014 08:19:02 | More by valianes
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-20-2014 14:33:08 | More by bigox420
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle to a pint glass.

Poured clear straw gold with a small finger's worth of head. The head broke fast but left fantastic lacing behind. The smell was hops - citrus and pine up front, with malts and slight sweetness at the end. Taste was interesting in that up front it was very much an APA but on the tail with the malts and sweetness it reminded me very much of British bitters or strong ales. The carbonation was medium as was the body and there was a loose/slick feel to the beer.

Overall, not bad. A fine session ale in my books.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 18:26:55 | More by polloenfuego
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-17-2014 13:23:27 | More by cfalovo97
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-10-2014 04:38:41 | More by RedAleMan
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Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
87 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.