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Great Lakes Karma Citra IPA - Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Karma Citra IPAGreat Lakes Karma Citra IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This was also sold as Burt's Reserve Stache for Movember 2012.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 03-13-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Dalia, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

beerhunter13, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

AugustusRex, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting notes from 5/27/11
Project X Bottle obtained from the brewery. Very fresh.
Poured in to Duvel tulip glass. IBU = 70. ABV = 7%.

A - Medium yellow/amber colour with one finger of foamy cream-coloured head.

S - Big nose of tropical fruit and citrus up front with some pine. Grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, orange rind, tangerine. A good bitterness and a slight sweet caramel backbone. Definitely a hop-forward IPA with a very robust and inviting nose.

T - Grapefruit, pine, tangerine, pineapple. A nice bitterness that dominates but doesn't seem unbalanced despite only a very slight caramel sweetness from the malts.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, May 28, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Volo. I hope this is brewed again, a good application of this hop. Orange colour and orange aromas and orange citrus taste, the hop was put early in the boil and it hit the spot without any funkiness or off notes at all. Above average mouthfeel.

Sammy, Mar 13, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

byronic, Aug 29, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

polloenfuego, Aug 29, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -6.4%

Dna_Infinity, Aug 31, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of northyorksammy (thanks!). ABV on this batch is 7%. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Lightly hazy amber liquid with a delicate ivory head that recedes to a slick and collar. Decent lacing, and viscous legs.

Aroma is clean and brisk with a touch of pale malt with an indistinct fruitiness (dragon fruit?).

Surprisingly herbaceous palate entry with a moderate but lasting bitterness. Some fruit arrives briefly (pineapple?), but the finish is more on the spicy side, with notes of scallion, chives, and dandelion greens. Nicely balanced with malt. More fruit (tangelo?) comes through as the beer warms.

Medium-light bodied, with low yet sufficient carbonation. Very slightly oily (in a good way).

Single hop beers are perhaps more educational than they are delicious, though I enjoyed this one in any case. Overall this has some marked similarities to Torpedo, though with a greater purity of expression.

augustgarage, Jun 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Rutager, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

patre_tim, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $6 or so

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, breads/grains, lemon/apricot/peach/grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste lots of fruits - peach/apricot/grapefruit and some resiny hops. There is also some light malt and a touch of a herbal flavour.

Overall - Some great hoppy/fruity flavour. Another great IPA from this brewer. If this was available year round in a tall can at a $3 price point, it would be a staple in my fridge.

spinrsx, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a clear golden color with a finger of white head. Light grass notes along with citrus peel and pine. A touch of pineapple along with some pale maltiness. A bit of candied citrus peel along with some grapefruit peel, pine, and grass. Sweetness from pale malt and a little bit of caramel.

womencantsail, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

EvanHarper, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Rlombardi75, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

evil_liver, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MattPS, Jun 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

yancot, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

tbeckett, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

deonreds, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

t0rin0, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

valianes, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

DaPan, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of papat444
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Under the guise of Burt's Private Stache. Thanks to jrenihan for this one.

Poured from a bomber.

Appearance: Creamy 3 finger, totally hazy, good lacing that completely merges with the glass.

Smell: Tropical fruit, citrus, lemon, fresh and inviting.

Taste: Bit of sweet caramel, citrus rinds, grapefruit, good flavor from start to finish, actually gets fuller as it warms a bit.

Mouthfeel: Real full body, medium carbonation, astringency felt more in the aftertaste.

Overall: A home run for me. Doesn't re-invent the IPA but is still pretty tasty.

papat444, Nov 25, 2012
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Great Lakes Karma Citra IPA from Great Lakes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.