Citramax - Market Garden Brewery

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Market Garden Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-16-2013

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of TheBrewo
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served on tap at Nano Brew in Cleveland, Ohio. Coincidentally, this establishment sits a mere few blocks from Market Garden, where Citramax originates. It appropriately arrived in a Market Garden Brewery tulip glass, showing a clean, shimmering golden coloring. Due to the full pour, only a quarter finger’s worth of a head was produced. This was around only briefly before dissipating into a wispy film and serpiginous lacing. No haze or sediment was noted, but it wasn’t crystal clear either. Carbonation appeared to be light. The aroma included notes of fusel booze, glue adhesive, a tropical and domestic fruity blend of apricot, mango, plantains, cantaloupe, and strawberries, light bubblegum esters, Thai basil and mints, gentle herbal hops combating a bold core of citric, herbal, and piney hoppiness, mango butter, remoulade sauce, and lemon cleaner, especially with warmth. The flavoring came through beautifully, with heavy citric hop oils, piney and soapy hoppiness, toasty pale malts, raw wheat and simple barley, tannic breakfast tea, honey sweetness, pineapple fruit juiciness, buttery diacetyls, phenolic plastic bite, and vanilla bean. As the beer warmed, and through the aftertaste, we perceived much more slick bitterness of piney and grapefruity hoppiness, along with fresh honeydew melon fruitiness that both balanced and softened the blend. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was medium to high. Slurp and smack were okay, with bolstered froth and cream on the swirl around the mouth. This lent more muster to the prickle as well. The mouth was left with an oily coating that gave way to crisp dryness uniformly. The abv was appropriate, and the beer was very easy drinking.

Overall, this beer had a fantastic taste. Absolutely fantastic. Everything about it was so fresh, zesty, and remarkably bright, especially through the flavoring. Again, we felt a bit funny sitting two doors down from the brewery itself and reviewing it, but we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to swill this true local gem. This is one of those beers that changes with every sip, and with every tick of internal temperature elevation. As detailed above, this was true through the aroma and taste for sure, but more surprisingly so, we felt this across the mouthfeel. It seemed to become thicker and heartier the more you sat on it. This slows the drinker down just a touch, but expertly so, so as to allow for you to appreciate all of this beer’s wondrous intricacies. This is definitely a treat, and one well worth seeking out if you find yourself in the area.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 90/100

Nice and well balanced IPA, real nice balance of malt and hop. Which I find is somewhat rare. Would def seek this out if the opportunity arises. Has a big hop presence that satisfies without being too abrasive~

Photo of DIM
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: Clear, bright golden color; served with a small, firm cap.

s: Damn cat peed on the Christmas tree again. Sugar cookie and caramel as well.

t: Pretty well balanced; sweet caramel and lots of lemony pine.

m: Gum smackingly sticky.

o: Awesome citra bomb.

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Starting out Cleveland Browns Sunday with a nice brew at Market Garden.

Euro pint for $6. Marmalade orange, slightly hazy, one finger, white head, scattered bubbles stick to the glass.

Wonderful citrus bursts forth: grape fruit, lemon zest, pine.

The floral, grapefruit really explode forth with a lingering, smooth hop bitterness.

Medium body, smooth, no resin or alcohol.

Most likely the best MGB beer. Great way to start the AM Browns tailgate.

Photo of msquared36
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Scent is floral and tropical hops. The taste follows closely to the scent. Moderate bitterness but the tropical fruit notes definitely leads the way. Smooth and drinkable.

This is a great IPA. Had it side by side with a Hopslam and preferred the Citramax. It was more flavorful and sturdy.

Photo of tjwarren
5/5  rDev +20.5%

A: bright golden nice looking

S: citra hops fruity citrusy

T: initial bitterness tapers to a nicely balanced fruitiness that doesn't give up until the last drop

M: prickly sticky moves toward smooth

O: might be the best thing I have ever had. Thought it was a zd clone but it just might be better.

Citramax from Market Garden Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.