Citra - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
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2.98/5 rDev -23.6%
Pours into an imperial nonic a dull lemon yellow with a very this wispy white head that is gone in a flash.Mild citrus fruits and iron mainly in the nose,a faint breadiness as well,just light in all aspects.The mouth feel is pretty flat and light,wow this beer is not doing much for me at this point.Flavors have citric tones but it's mild and short lasting,a bit of green apple-like tartness and crystal malt flavors in the finish.How is this rated this high?
08-01-2013 20:12:11 | More by oberon
United Kingdom (England)
3.35/5 rDev -14.1%
500ml bottle: BBD 12 Jun 2013. Poured into a Uk pint sleeve after working all evening at a beer festival and not drinking on 2 May 2013.
Misty golden body with a thin white head.
Citra by name, citrus by nature: grapefruit, lemon without the cheek sucking sourness. I don't normally like this style of beer but this quenched my thirst nicely and it fitted the bill for what I needed at the time. Golden, citrusy flavoured beers have had some crap scores from me over the years, but this one hit the spot.
Refreshing and pleasant.
05-03-2013 00:20:49 | More by BlackHaddock
3.45/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
04-23-2014 02:37:57 | More by Phyl21ca
3.51/5 rDev -10%
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.
06-05-2014 13:47:40 | More by dgilks
3.54/5 rDev -9.2%
Poured this one from the bottle into a pint glass, I was instantly hit with the strong aromas of the Citra hops-- lots of grapefruit and other citrus aroma. Other than that, though, this beer is just average I would say. If you're wondering what the Citra hop tastes/smells like on its own, this beer could be a great educational tool. As for its actualy use though, there are many other ales that utilize the Citra in unison with other hops that work on much deeper and more pleasing levels.
Appearance: hazy, light yellow color, virtually non existent head
Aroma: very pungent aroma, grapefruit overpowering,
Taste: tangy, fruity, grapefruit from the citra hops,
Mouthfeel: light body, tart finish like a grapefruit, medium finish,
Overal: pungent Citra taste, slightly astringent because of the palate drying qualities of the grapefruit. I probably wouldnt buy this again, but it was good to taste the Citra hop on its own.
03-17-2013 10:25:37 | More by dwren89
United Kingdom (England)
3.54/5 rDev -9.2%
A - Pale amber with thin white head which fades to a thin cap. Not much lacing.
S - Weed, Freshly cut grass, lemon and lime, slight pine
T - Starts with a rich lychee and red grape taste, ends with piny bitterness and herbal notes
M - medium to high carbonation. Sharp finish
07-19-2014 14:08:57 | More by Sam-VW
3.59/5 rDev -7.9%
16oz single from CBX... Citra in big letters caught my attention. Poured into a shaped imperial pint glass -
A: Pours a pale, straw gold, with a wispy head of white foam; no retention or lace.
S: Citrus rind; lightly pungent hop aroma; bready.
T: Light citrus zest; lemon rind; bread crust; a nice blend of lighter hop and malt flavors.
M: Medium-bodied; light to medium carbonation; has a pretty nice bitter finish - slightly puckering.
O: A nice ale at 4.6% - drinkable and a nice warm weather brew. Definitely nothing crazy - kind of a traditional pale ale with a newer hop variety.
07-11-2013 00:14:29 | More by jpro
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.66/5 rDev -6.2%
Half pint from 'spoons Counting House in Glasgow. This was a straw coloured beer with the standard uninspiring 'spoons mottled head. Godd job appearances don't matter very much! The nose is sweet and citric with orange and grapefruit to the fore. It statrts somewhat sweetly reflecting the nose and then the sweetness slowly drops out until the finish is almost minty. The main hoppy flavour is wonderful throughout. This is a very pleasant beer indeed and eminently quaffable for such a hoppy beer. Recommended!
02-17-2014 08:43:08 | More by charlatan
Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
87 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.