Citra - Great Heck Brewing Company Ltd.

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: n/a
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Great Heck Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 03-01-2014)
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3/5  rDev n/a

Cask on tap at trembling madness in York.
Served in a short dimpled stein glass, this brew has a white head that quickly recedes but leaves a nice lace. Golden yellow and mostly clear. Aroma is noticeably citra but a bit subdued. Pale malt notes. Taste is light on the tropical notes and stronger in dank with a fairly strong pine resin bout in the finish. Light bodied. The carbonation is light as would be expected. A bit thin and unexciting. One of the least exciting citra pale ales I've had. 1 is enough.

Photo of wl0307
3.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB date unknown, served mildly-chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a light golden colour with great clarity, coming with a very thin rimmed white head and mild carbonation.
S: quite sweet, comes the tropical fruitiness and buttery cream, the malts are not so assertive comparatively. Given a good swirl, the candy-ish and buttery notes come more pronounced, on top of interestingly muted aroma of Citra hops.
T: softly spritzy on the entry, the flavour is not at all sweet as the impression goes on the nose; the foretaste is composed of earthy and grassy notes of hops alongside a mixed fruity aroma and a light acidic citrussy edge, while bitterness and pale malt sweetness develop later and render some weight to the lightly spicy and chewy finish.
M&O: softly carbonated, medium-bodied, tasting better than its smell, all in all a hoppy golden Bitter no doubt, but I’d say the Citra hops’ aroma and flavours are not fully extracted or they’re compromised by other yeasty by-products.

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.51/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2015. Acquired recently from Trembling Madness in York. The label describes it as a golden ale hopped solely with Citra (obviously).

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A crystal-clear golden-amber hue with low carbonation. Yields a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before settling as a thin surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of juicy hops with hints of white grape, citrus, tropical fruits and grass/hay. Underpinned by mild caramel malt, a twinge of ale yeast and a whiff of diacetyl in the background.

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a mild bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, peel, citrus, white grape, tropical fruit, grass/hay, faint caramel, ale yeast and subtle stewed hops. A significant diacetyl presence detracts from the flavour. Well-attenuated, followed by a restrained hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with very light carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body. Rather textureless - bordering on flat. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity aromatic hops, faint malt and lingering diacetyl.

A decent effort marred by a lack of maturation. So-so looks, while the aroma and flavour are distinctly hoppy and fruity but spoiled by diacetyl. Body could benefit from enhanced carbonation. Tis a pity it isn't bottle conditioned, this would probably have improved the overall character no end. Oh well. Worth trying, just don't expect to be blown away.

Citra from Great Heck Brewing Company Ltd.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.