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Citra - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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87
very good

144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: allergictomacros on 06-04-2011

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 144 | Reviews: 50
Photo of tasurinchi
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of personpitch
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matias-
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CStang67
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

APPEARANCE: Clear golden color with good thick white head the settled to pencil thin and lasted most the way through the beer. AROMA: Hop forward with citra playing the star role. Citrus and herb notes supported by some malt. TASTE: Hoppy flavor upfront again with the Citrus notes and some floral notes. Malt flavors support the overall beer on the back of the palate. PALATE: A Light bodied beer with low carbonation. Finish is dry and refreshing. OVERALL: A good English take of an American style IPA

Photo of MikeKSmith
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tdenham
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssmack
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Cleaar medium golden yellow colour with half an inch of white head that disappeared to a ring. Not a lot of carbonation and only a bit of lacing.

Mellow grapefruit aroma like a fresh winter day.

The taste is much stronger than the aroma. Sharp grapefruit taste then a short appearance of malt flavour like a lemon cake. You are left with a sharp bitter aftertaste like falvanized stell in the middle and back of the palette.

Medium feel with low carbonation.

Very good ale. The aroma is on the weak side but the taste is great. This bottle may have been a bit past its prime.

Photo of deac83
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

A: Gold body with a nice white head.
S: Very perfumey. Loads of elderflower.
T: Has the illusion of grapefruit but I get mainly honey and elderflower, and lots of. Has a slight white bread finish but otherwise nice and cleansing. Gets better as it warms. Just a touch of spice. Both mild punchy.
O: Much better bottled than on cask.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly pale, yellow-gold coloring with a frothy, light, white surface coating of head and a steady flow of carbonation throughout. Aromas of tangy citrus and tropical fruit forward, with heavy doses of grapefruit, lemon zest, berry sweetness, moss, grass, and a slightly sour/tangy melon characteristic. Pretty unique and interesting nose. Flavors are more of the tangy sweet forward, but this time with a heavy resinous character in the backbone. Berries and grapefruit blend for a tart and sweet overtone, with a biscuit backbone. The body is light and extremely effervesced, with a short-lived grapefruit and cracker aftertaste. There are some legit tart grapefruit notes lingering into that aftertaste. Wow. The finish is dry and light, and the increased carbonation cleans up the palate for the most part. Just a little of the resin and tart linger around. Solid brew.

Photo of jtosch
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of gaborcsupity
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of vinicole
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Light yellow and somewhat watery in appearance.
The citra hop has a lovely aroma which this beer uses to the full.
The grapefruit comes through strongly followed by the milder but more florid lychee. Bitterness is not as sharp as expected which leads to a smooth finish.
Not much body and lightly carbonated.
I enjoyed the experience.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Johnct
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Bassman59
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of robotiks
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Omnium
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of stephenlee
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of rale
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of discotecnik
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Cask on tap at Three Horseshoes pub outside Derby, UK. Was surprised to see a citra on. Cool deal. Like all citra dominant brews the aroma has that typical tropical fruit, dank citra smell love it. Taste was a bit bitter on the back end. Nice light mouthfeel given the low carbonation. Enjoyable brew that I'd have again.

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Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
87 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.