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Citra - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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very good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of hansavijaticar
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

hansavijaticar, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of poskok
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
Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

gnikola, May 28, 2014
Photo of rulisekmartin
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

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

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

pknyc, May 10, 2014
Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Molson2000, May 07, 2014
Photo of Cycle69
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
Photo of ArrogantPrick
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

ArrogantPrick, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of valianes
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

valianes, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of bigox420
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bigox420, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of polloenfuego
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.

polloenfuego, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -23.1%

cfalovo97, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

RedAleMan, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of kwjd
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

kwjd, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

WillAndSarah, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of TerryW
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

TerryW, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

andrenaline, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Digimaika2
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Digimaika2, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Vanz
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Vanz, Apr 05, 2014
Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
87 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.