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Citra - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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BA SCORE
87
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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doktorhops

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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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magpieken

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2014 16:35:54 | More by magpieken
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charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: cask

02-17-2014 08:43:08 | More by charlatan
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Hanglow

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-10-2014 19:21:21 | More by Hanglow
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SmashPants

Australia

3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +8.5%
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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JSOBB

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-07-2014 21:27:00 | More by JSOBB
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-07-2014 08:42:37 | More by xShoWTeKx
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-26-2013 17:52:50 | More by leitmotif
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Westvleteren12

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-25-2013 02:18:38 | More by Westvleteren12
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2013 23:25:02 | More by nmann08
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tmzl

Slovenia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-16-2013 22:53:18 | More by tmzl
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2013 17:20:14 | More by sdm9465
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-13-2013 02:08:19 | More by TT--Cashout
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-01-2013 18:40:19 | More by dcmchew
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No1Smitty

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-28-2013 00:59:00 | More by No1Smitty
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-02-2013 01:25:23 | More by davet100
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-15-2013 13:46:31 | More by stereosforgeeks
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-01-2013 19:41:51 | More by mmurphy525
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +10.3%
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 -23.6%
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 +3.6%
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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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2013 00:37:07 | More by RedneckBeerz
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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
Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
87 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.