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Citra - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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BA SCORE
87
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%


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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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
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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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear. Very, very pale yellow under a coarse white head. Settles to a full cap. Lots of fine ad very active carbonation. A very lively looking beer. Simple and elegant looking.

Appetizing nose. Distinctive hop aroma, pine, a hint of citrus. Fruity, grainy and earthy. Quite nice.

Taste is simple and clean. Sturdy, solid grain and hops. Soft, fulsome fruit. A very good mouthful. Nicely balanced, a well put together beer. Slightly sharp and lemony, nice gentle sparkle from the carbonation.

I enjoyed this one for its simplicity. Straight forward and honest. Proper ingredients, no crap poking its nose through. A very enjoyable quaff.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 00:14:28 | More by TerryW
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(3.5) A: Crystal clear straw coloured with a thin and soapy head that recedes quickly to a ring and leaves nice lacing.

(3.75) S: Grains, honey, pine, grapefruit pith, nuts, and even some banana. Fruit flavours are bold and quite diverse.

(3.75) T: Grapefruit, pine, cereal grains, faint honey, some nut elements. Very similar to aroma with a nice taste profile that has a mellow hop flavour that translates to a modest bitterness with a bit of dryness in the finish.

(3.75) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Creamy with a pleasing oily coating.

(3.5) D: This is a nice low ABV APA with crisp and hoppy flavour.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 03:38:35 | More by Digimaika2
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle from LCBO for $4.95 CDN served well-chilled into an Alexander's Keith's pint glass.

Appearance- Crystal clear, weak straw gold color. a dense frothy 1 finger head is poured but doesn't really stick around. Some trace spidery lacing left around the glass.

Smell - Big cohesive nose with the earthy but also slightly sweet aromas of sticky pine and spruce with just a hint of citrus and grapefruit.

Taste - The bitterness from the citra hops obviosuly shines through here and dominates but there are moments where the steady malt flavors sweep in and make an appearance. Pretty tasty overall, but less intense than i expected. Although at the same time there is quite a bit of flavor for a 4.6% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and quaffable like a pilsener, with a slightly soft texture and medium crbonation. Very nice feel on this.

Overall - Very impressive APA offering, that I would be tempted to enjoy again and again, however at $5 per bottle, I could get two cans of something every so slightly inferior for the same price. In the end I'm glad I grab a bottle and if it ever dropped into the low $3 range I would considered repeating the purchase, but at this time it isn't quite worth it.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 02:08:10 | More by DenisKolkin
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle from the Orleans LCBO for $5

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, breads/grains, grapefruit, apricot

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste grass, corn, grapefruit, and hops. There is also some apricot, ginger, and some breads/grains.

Overall - A little watery and more of pilsner like taste than an APA. A decent brew, but for this price point I was expecting more. Ontario has better APA's at half the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 23:33:51 | More by spinrsx
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BB Dec 17, 2014.

The beer is clear golden, with a smallish white head. Head fades steadily.

The nose is fruity, mainly tropical scents (lychee is the strongest) but with some grapefruit as well. Quite pungent.

Nice flavour. The hops are strong enough to give a strong taste, but the low ABV makes it an easy drinking, refreshing beer. Lychee, lemon, grapefruit. Not much in the way of malt, just a slight bready background. Moderately bitter.

Light bodied, low to moderate carbonation level. A bit oily.

Overall, very nice stuff. It is too bad spring is so slow in arriving this year, because this would be a great beer for a nice day outside. In any event, it is tasting pretty good inside as well!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 18:36:08 | More by jrenihan
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hops can't affect a beer's colour but Citra shares a resemblance to lemon fruit in its appearance just as the hops for which it's named and brewed exclusively with do in aroma and taste. A happy and simple looking pale ale, it is so clean you'd think it was just sterilized and then polished. There's not much head but there's some.

The bouquet of this beer - in all seriousness - provides the same guava, gooseberry, and lychee aromas of a New Zealand sauvignon blanc. It smells vividly like tropical and citrus fruits. In addition to the above three there's also an abundance of grapefruit, peach, lemon, and cantaloupe flavours - it's as if the glass were hosting a summit of the world's fruits.

What makes Citra so delicious is simple: it uses an absurd amount of deliciously fruity Citra hops. Part and parcel with that, however, is the fact the brewery also opted to use the cleanest, lightest possible malt bill, allowing all these citric and tropical flavours to be properly showcased without the interruption of anything obstructively sweet or toasty.

The only peep from the grain is a small amount of (very pleasant) biscuity flavour, and it's mostly confined to the aftertaste. Besides that, there's enough imitation of citrusy tartness, pithiness, zest, and acidity that few will notice. Notwithstanding, the body is there; this has the fruity qualities to refresh but also the maltiness to replenishing on a hot summer day.

When confronted with those (specifically woman and wine drinkers) who claim they "just don't like beer" most good-intentioned beer advocates point to sweet fruit beers. No. A super quenching, light-bodied ale virtually free of bitterness and over-the-top brimming with *suggestive* tropical fruitiness like this one is just the key. I guarantee a better conversion rate.

Oakham Ales has every right to put a giant hop cone as the face of this beer - hops are, after all, in the aroma, taste, feel, and name of it. But where does this small Cambridgeshire brewery get off breaking with tradition? Who do they think they are making a forwardly hoppy pale ale reminiscent of ripe citrus and tropical fruits? I'll tell you what I think they are: bloody brilliant!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 20:48:35 | More by biegaman
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doktorhops

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer once before, I got it because I saw the label and instantly went "I want one!". I remember it being a reasonably good ale, not as hop-driven as I was expecting but nonetheless good [boy was I wrong past-tense self].

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: A nice hazy jonquil body with a minimal white head, an insanely light yellow colour for any ale.

S: Wafting aromas of bold passion-fruit and cannabis with some pine and citrus characters, mostly lemon, which altogether presents a heady hop mix that is most welcome in any pale ale.

T: The flavour is a bit of an interesting diversion from the aroma. Whereas I was expecting a hop onslaught I'm presented with a balanced malt/hop affair. Lemon shines in the hops, with a sweet malt middle giving the whole thing a lemon-candy slant and a strong tea flavoured acidic bitter finish. It's a real page turner this brew! I'm especially impressed by the rich tea tannins towards the end making it taste a bit like an IPA, at 4.6% ABV.

M: Mid to light bodied with a typical near-flat English pub carbonation.

D: This beer epitomises why English real ales are THE SHIT! It's got sessionability in spades, like any good English brew they always know how to make a tasty below full-strength beer. I'm impressed in particular with this brew by the dichotomy between the lemon and the tea flavours, at one stage in this [almost a] pint review I thought I was drinking a lemon-flavoured Nestea only to realise it was a tasty English brew, nuff said.

Food match: Scones, lots of scones.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 13:31:43 | More by doktorhops
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SmashPants

Australia

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a solid brown 500mL bottle with a stylish label with a cute hop on it. A good package.

Appearance: pours light golden in colour with plenty of fine carbonation. A one-finger fluffy head bursts up and dissipates pretty quickly with sporadic lacing.

Aroma: a great aroma of citrus hops - grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime. Enticing and refreshing.

Taste: some pale malts come in to join the citrus on the palate. Not as intense or complex as the aroma.

Aftertaste: plenty of bitterness from the hops, still those sweet malts hanging about. Quite nice.

Mouth feel: moderate in feel with fine carbonation. Pretty much on key.

Overall: a very nice and complex ale thanks to the multitude of different citrus hop flavours. It's nice to see a beer that specialises rather than having some of everything. As usual for a British beer it is held back slightly by the equivalent cost of AU$95 a case, but hey - it's probably worth this.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 08:35:01 | More by SmashPants
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BBD 4/1/14. Yellow golden pour with a slight haze. Nice head and lacing that lasts a bit. Wonderful nose of the citra hop against a slight sweetness. Light medium body and well carbonated. Grapefruit flavor dominates the profile, but in a low key fashion. This is not a grapefruit bomb, but is a nice, somewhat delicate, presentation of citra. It begins with grapefruit, then effervesces into a nice tartness over a very low key bitterness. The finish is crisp, a bit dry and ends with a lingering soft tartness and bitterness. Quite nice!!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 20:02:32 | More by tillmac62
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a super light, fairly watery glowing yellow (almost neonish) with a nice finger of bubbly but dense white head, ok retention, very nice lacing.

S - Lots citrusy wet hops and sweet tropical fruits, almost a little musky with some faint sweet caramel malts. Lemon, mango, pineapple come to mind - maybe a little sweeter.

T - Slightly dry hops for the first split second, quick transition into lighter sweet fruits like pears, pineapple, mango, not dry at all after the initial hit. Finish is slightly bitter and grainy. Aftertaste is mellow and does not overstay its welcome.

M - Light bodied, decent carbonation yet leaves a thickish feeling on your tongue. Definitely an easy drinker.

O - A really tasty, simple, not too bold/in your face session pale ale. I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 02:41:35 | More by MacQ32
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A:poured from a 568 ml bottle into a glass, golden colored with a tight white head that lingers leaving good lacing, slightly hazy

S: a fruity bubblegum hop smell, quite interesting, sweet smelling, mango, pineapple

T: bitter sweet with a good hop malt balance, fruity flavors follow the smell, lighter than expected

M: medium bodied with good carbonation

O: west coast hop flavor in Blighty, I wish I could get this in the States because it is an excellent brew, flavors remind me of top notch Cali DIPA but toned down with lower body and alcohol content

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 23:25:38 | More by M_C_Hampton
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oberon

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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?

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 20:12:11 | More by oberon
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a somewhat cloudy texture. Not much head or lacing.

S: A great aroma of citrus, hops, and malt. Noticeable the second you open the bottle.

T: Tasted pretty much like it smelled: Lots of citrus, a decent amount of hops, and some malt in the finish. Not quite the classical APA flavor (a bit more malt than usual), but a sweet, well rounded flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: A good example of an American style done right by a British brewery. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 15:43:14 | More by avalon07
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear pale golden yellow in color with some light hints of visible carbonation and some hints of medium yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film over the surface and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citra hops - citrus/orange, citrus/grapefruit, and citrus/lime.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly fruity pale malts with just a hint of sweetness. That is followed by some moderate flavors of citrus/orange, citrus/grapefruit, and citrus/lime hops which contribute a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This is a really enjoyable session beer - I like that it still tastes like an English beer but with the addition of American hops. Very easy to drink and one I would gladly have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:09:50 | More by dbrauneis
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jpro

South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 00:14:29 | More by jpro
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Coming in a 500ml slim brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; BB 15/05/2014, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: The beer label describes this beer as a “single variety beer using only Citra hops”; Oakham Ales was “the first UK Brewery to commercially brew with CITRA back in 2009 and such were it’s unique qualities it quickly became a permanent fixture”. This is “A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish”. Also, it has won two Gold in International Beer Challenge 2011 and 2012.

A: pours a super pale golden hue with attenuated carbonation and a thin foamy white head.
S: this is the very first time I would totally agree with what’s printed on a beer label, re. the aroma – upfront comes waves of exotic fruity hops, featuring white grapefruits, unripened lychees, pungent but juicy sweet gooseberries, and green guavas, edged by acidic note as of fresh limes. Malts are in an absolutely secondary place, providing a noticeable layer of sweetness overall.
T: surprisingly smooth yet refreshing, the swallow of gorgeous, juicy mixed-tropical fruits and citruses fill the palates with endless joy in the liquidy hops almost as in a cold soup… The almost… clean hop bitterness develops simultaneously at a parallel level to the hop flavour and aroma, lending just a reasonably dry-ish palate in the very end of each sip. Grapefruit-zest-like undertones are accentuated in the long, zingy finish. Malts? As far as I’m concerned, they’re all melted in the hop juice as well!
M&O: for a Hop Head drinker, this would be definitely one of the most joyful things to happen at the end of a long, hard/boring working day. I wouldn’t so readily compare it with the same brewery multiple award-winning JHB, or other English Golden Ale classics like Dark Star’s Hophead, Rooster’s Yankee, etc. This is a single-varietal hop beer to showcase how much this wonderful new hop variety can deliver on top of very few other complicating/compromising elements. The result is a light-bodied, satisfyingly hoppy, absolutely thirst-quenching, reasonably complex Golden Ale or APA or “Intercontinental blahblahbah”… however one likes to label it. It is just wonderful. And I dare not imagine how long I’d spend in a pub if I bumped into it freshly on cask…!!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 20:42:52 | More by wl0307
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from my duvel tulip

A - Pours a light cloudy straw colour with a one fingered head that retains well.

S - Heaps of grapefruit and hop

T - Plenty of citrus grapefruit, falls a little flat after the initial hop flavours.

M - Light to medium body with minimal carbonantion, needs more.

O - Just imagine yourself sitting outside an english country pub on a summers night. This beer fits the bill perfectly. Lacks in some areas, but still has plenty on offer.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 09:25:24 | More by eric5bellies
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JohnQVD

New York

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best-before date: 01 Apr 2014

Pale gold color with a thin head that dissipates quickly leaving a little foam at the top. Smell is lemon and a touch of grass. Taste is lemony and very slightly bitter. Dry finish with a light lingering bitterness. Feel is light with light carbonation. Overall this is pretty good, but I feel like it could stand to be a bit heavier and could use a bit more supporting maltiness.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 16:59:53 | More by JohnQVD
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:20:49 | More by BlackHaddock
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dwren89

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 10:25:37 | More by dwren89
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a fading head.
Nose shows floral, grassy and spicy hops with biscuity malt underneath.
Similar flavours. More biscuity malt and spicy, grassy hops. Refreshing.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.
Very English despite the hop variety.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:07:38 | More by CrazyDavros
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, freshness date. Poured a rather small head with less than great retention. Colour is a pale straw gold. Lacing is pretty good.

Smell: pungent citrus hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit sweetness, lychee, bready malt, really juicy. Not a ton of bitterness but really active and rich fruity citrus notes. Some nuttiness and complexity as well.

Taste has a bready maltiness leading to pronounced hop bitterness. Dry grapefruit, really dry. Subtle fruitiness, lemon peel, some almond nuttiness, grapefruit, florals. Finish is chalky dry and quite crisp, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is notably really dry. Light body with moderate carbonation. Quite refreshing, easy to drink.

A nice light IPA, bitterness isn't overplayed and balance is quite solid. Quite a nice complex citrus character. Good flavour and nice characters coming through on the hops, enjoyable and well structured. I think I would prefer more body on it.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 20:26:33 | More by mick303
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danieelol

Australia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a filtered, slightly hazed & radioactive yellow. Good head/lacing.

Smell is lots of citrus. Yeasty, lemon rind, lemon jelly. Some golden ale-style malt. Lots of tropcal fruits. Taste is more lemon; lemon jelly crystals.

Mouthfeel is sweet with a satisfying transition to dry and bitter.

Great beer, reminiscent of and readily on par with Little Creatures Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 13:29:53 | More by danieelol
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a nice pale golden yellow colour. Slightly off white head poured big thick and foamy with a whipped meringue like topping. Sparse carbonation drifts slowly to the surface... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Spicy and slightly tropical fruits (grapefruits, ripe mangoes, kiwi fruit, pear), quite rubbery, some vegetal traces, pine, sea salt, some soapiness, grassy hops, light herbal notes, white pepper...

Taste - Spicy, citrus and grassy hop bitterness, light biscuit malts, light floral notes, good fruitiness (gooseberries, grapefruit, light pineapple,), light honey sweetness, herbal notes, quite perfumed, faint soapy hints...

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry... Light / medium bodied... supremely quaffable..

Overall - An excellent and very sessionable brew... highly recommended..

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 13:51:26 | More by mdagnew
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Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
87 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.