Citra | Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
England, United Kingdom
oakhamales.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by allergictomacros on 06-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
181
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of shu_420
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treefig33
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tucquan
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-03-24 in Columbia, PA from a 500ml bottle. No bottled-on date.

A - Mildly-hazy straw-gold with a 3/4-finger head that fades quickly leaving little lace.

S - Mild, sweet, floral and gooseberry. We grew gooseberries in our yard so it is a familiar smell.

T - Gooseberry, honey graham cracker, strawberry (which is probably the lychee nut), pepper, earthy spice and piney bitterness. Finishes very balanced with the fruit and graham cracker present but yielding finally to the bitterness.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Feels smooth and substantial. Really nice.

O - The flavors are complex, layered, and really appeal to me. If this were readily available and priced right in Pennsylvania, I'd put it in regular rotation for my sessionable brews.

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Photo of KStark
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonb5
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from M&S.

A: Fairly pale, no head, clear.

S: Grapefruit and lime cordial.

T: Lime, wheat and grapefruit, started with a hit of sharpness which gave way a bitter finish.

M: Not much carbonation felt flat, medium body.

O: Tasted very much like it was trying to imitate SNPA, didn’t do a bad job, but not necessarily one to seek out again.

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Photo of DirkNachbar
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-tea,oranges,tangerines,biscuity,toffee
T:
-grassy,pine,orange,tangerines,zest
-finishes dry
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Good, but i expected more complexity from the use of Citra

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a thin fluffy head with short retention.
Citrusy aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit, lemongrass and lychees.
Likewise flavor with notes of dank grassy and citrusy hops, lemon, grapefruit, musk, lychees, flowers and mild caramel malt. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with low carbonation.
Assertive, simple and refreshing APA, screams Citra all the way. It went well with this hot afternoon.

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Photo of cfalls
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedvagen
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mousel
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium gold with slightly disappointing head (dirty glass?) and minimal lacing. Nose is fruity citrusy citra. Love dem citra hops, I gotta say. Taste is mildly bitter with a sufficient malt backbone, but is a bit uninspired...average. Initially some sweetness, but finishes dry. Fruittiness innose is muted in flavor. Mouthfeel is appropriate for style. I'd like to try this on cask next time. Overall, a pretty good beer that could be great with a bit more uumph.

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Photo of TGS
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle.
L: Pale gold appearance. Clear. A few isolated bubbles rising to a one finger creamy head that recedes quickly to a good-looking cap and leaves some lacing.
S: The nose is sweet and delicate. Citrus and tropical fruits. Lychee.
T: Light and refreshing taste with a long, dry finish.The citrus and gooseberry is prominent. Not over resiny. Very pleasant.
F: Soft mouthfeel with decent carbonation and a good level of bitterness. Very moreish. Not a session beer but one becomes two becomes three very easily.
O: This beer is widely available in the UK (M&S, Waitrose, Morrisons, Majestic). It's very approachable and very refreshing. One of my favourite British takes on an American craft ale classic.

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Photo of emmbrook
4.87/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

If you like a nice bitter citra hop dominated beer which is low in sweetness with a light mouthfeel, this is for you. It's just not subtle or balanced enough for me. Not high in alcohol but strong in taste, so not a session beer and not a strong beer to savour.

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Photo of ARoman
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask, poured into a nonic glass. The aroma is a warm and pleasant blend of orange, caramel, bread, and late notes of tropical fruits. The beer appears oily with a gold hue and a sudsy white head that leaves a snowy lacing and has a moderate retention. The taste is a medium high bitter and complimentary medium sweet. The texture is oily and smooth with a foamy carbonation and a medium body. The flavor is that of bitter citrus and a light caramel note with a smooth finish containing bitter pine and a bite of herbal and citrus zest. The aftertaste is lightly dry with herbal and bitter citrus notes as well as a mildly lingering caramel and bread undertone.

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Photo of simonreadmusic
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
3.94 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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