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Citra - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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BA SCORE
88
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Winston_Spoon, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

parintele, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +2.6%

atrocity, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Sam-VW, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of windypete
4.25/5  rDev +9%

windypete, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful citric with floral notes aroma, multi stage taste that laves a very pleasant aftertaste. It may seem bitter at first, but by the time you finish the bottle it turns into something more light and fruity. Very refreshing and the low ABV makes it ideal for summer days, would buy again!

UniversitateaDeBere, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

endless1408, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Andy_Luft, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Vrangel, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Dylonious, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
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.

thehyperduck, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

DarrenBrule, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

hansavijaticar, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

poskok, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of dgilks
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.

dgilks, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

boszormeny, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

gnikola, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

rulisekmartin, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

woodchip, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Hoppy_McGee, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

pknyc, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Molson2000, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Cycle69, May 03, 2014
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
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.

CAMRAhardliner, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

ArrogantPrick, Apr 23, 2014
Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
88 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.