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Citra | Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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3.89/5
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181 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#9,275
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
181
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of amgc500
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of virinow
3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of citrus with grassy and floral notes, and a touch of bready malt. malty and fruity flavour with a lovely bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served cold from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug. I know this one isn't meant to be drank cold, but its frigging roasting today and I need refreshment and have got this one in the cupboard.

L) Light golden, clear, very fizzy, thin white head. Actually looks like a pilsner. Which is good in this weather.

S) Wow. I love single-hop beers, they help you identify the aromas and taste profile of the hops. Ok, this one has Citra hops that reek of dried herbs; primarily basil, a bit of oregano.

T) Not quite as fragrant as the nose suggests. This has mid-level bitterness, but without overkill in the aftertaste. A definite sweet fruity edge to give balance. Really good.

F) Light, fizzy and refreshing. Just a subtle bitterness in the aftertaste to remind you this is an ale and not a lager.

O) Lives up to its hype / good reviews. Fantastic balance and all at a relatively low ABV. Will buy it again if I see it.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Citra from Oakham is decent. Not much malt to balance the strong grapefruit taste. The beer poured golden clear with white head that is leaving some lacing. The scent and taste is dominated by grapefruit. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it is pretty good.

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Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of risenz
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of renatopi
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LazyHank
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden, smells and tastes of elderflower. Strong bitter finish. Nice. Wrote this one off after my first bottle some time ago. In hindsight I was probably too drunk to appreciate it.

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Photo of doey2015
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lovely Citra hopped pale ale. Superb!!

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Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie71
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tasurinchi
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of personpitch
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matias-
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CStang67
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

APPEARANCE: Clear golden color with good thick white head the settled to pencil thin and lasted most the way through the beer. AROMA: Hop forward with citra playing the star role. Citrus and herb notes supported by some malt. TASTE: Hoppy flavor upfront again with the Citrus notes and some floral notes. Malt flavors support the overall beer on the back of the palate. PALATE: A Light bodied beer with low carbonation. Finish is dry and refreshing. OVERALL: A good English take of an American style IPA

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Photo of MikeKSmith
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tdenham
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssmack
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Cleaar medium golden yellow colour with half an inch of white head that disappeared to a ring. Not a lot of carbonation and only a bit of lacing.

Mellow grapefruit aroma like a fresh winter day.

The taste is much stronger than the aroma. Sharp grapefruit taste then a short appearance of malt flavour like a lemon cake. You are left with a sharp bitter aftertaste like falvanized stell in the middle and back of the palette.

Medium feel with low carbonation.

Very good ale. The aroma is on the weak side but the taste is great. This bottle may have been a bit past its prime.

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Photo of deac83
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

A: Gold body with a nice white head.
S: Very perfumey. Loads of elderflower.
T: Has the illusion of grapefruit but I get mainly honey and elderflower, and lots of. Has a slight white bread finish but otherwise nice and cleansing. Gets better as it warms. Just a touch of spice. Both mild punchy.
O: Much better bottled than on cask.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly pale, yellow-gold coloring with a frothy, light, white surface coating of head and a steady flow of carbonation throughout. Aromas of tangy citrus and tropical fruit forward, with heavy doses of grapefruit, lemon zest, berry sweetness, moss, grass, and a slightly sour/tangy melon characteristic. Pretty unique and interesting nose. Flavors are more of the tangy sweet forward, but this time with a heavy resinous character in the backbone. Berries and grapefruit blend for a tart and sweet overtone, with a biscuit backbone. The body is light and extremely effervesced, with a short-lived grapefruit and cracker aftertaste. There are some legit tart grapefruit notes lingering into that aftertaste. Wow. The finish is dry and light, and the increased carbonation cleans up the palate for the most part. Just a little of the resin and tart linger around. Solid brew.

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Photo of jtosch
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of gaborcsupity
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

Citra from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 181 ratings
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