Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Citradelic Exotic Lime AleCitradelic Exotic Lime Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp, refreshingly golden ale bursting with juicy Persian lime, freshly ground coriander and a hint of cracked black pepper.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 01-01-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,103
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
202
pDev:
15.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of buschbeer
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours pale yellow in color and is topped with an inch of off white head that leaves little lacing.

The smell is all lime and coriander.

It tastes just like it smells with lots of lime and plenty of coriander.

Light mouthfeel

It is refreshing and easy drinking.

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Photo of Spikester
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold with two fingers of white head that lasts about five minutes. Rings of lace.
Smell is lime.
Taste is lime coriander with a hint of black pepper.
Mouthfeel is light with proper carbonation. The finish is dry and lightly sweet.
Overall pretty good for the style. The lime is not too much like most others that use it .
Enjoy by 28 Jan. 2018.

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Photo of beeragent
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aj21
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
2.23/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint bright + golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of slightly sweet lime juice (like the Rose's Lime Juice used in many bars) with hints of spices/coriander and black pepper over the top of light aromas of bready + slightly sour wheat malts.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of bready + slightly sour wheat malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly sweet lime juice (like the Rose's Lime Juice used in many bars) with light flavors of black pepper + spices/coriander. No discernible hop presence and the sweet lime juice lingers in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink but not a beer that I would be seeking out again - maybe it would have been more enjoyable on the hottest day of the summer.

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Photo of MsAnne
4.39/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Refreshing lime flavor which lite taste of beer

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Photo of chicagoish
3.07/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dcsmith126
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It has a nice cloudy look to it. Upon trying it, the lime flavor seems artificial and overpowering. The lime flavor isn’t surprising because of the scent, but overpowers the beer itself

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Photo of Craven
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A refresheshing golden ale.
Lime zest and coriander lighten the palate and give it a summery ale quality with MALT that is just sweet enough to supply a base for the spice

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Photo of Prue
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of asnakeofjuly
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nope!

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Photo of C_Adams
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tybee
4.39/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a woman's perspective-
Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale is a beautifully done fruit ale. Unlike othet "fruit beers" it manages to pull off a refreshing lime and pepper taste without coming off like artificial limey kool-aid added to beer.

I liked this from the first sip, and the flavor only got better with each taste. The coriander was so subtle, I could only discern it's flavor when I exhaled.

Since I loved this beer, I expected other reviews to be bad. (Possibly a difference between the tastes of men versus women?) This is an awesome, refreshing fruit beer your lady will enjoy with you.

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Photo of mutt
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Look: Hazy but bubbly golden straw colored body with a white head that doesn't last long, but a patch remains from the nucleated glass. Minimal lacing, if any.

Aroma: Wheat grains, dried grass, lime peel, lime juice.

Taste: Somewhere between a calm sour ale and a light lime 'n lager. Lime juice is prevalent with a subtle black pepper finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and dry.

Overall: Lime is good overall, took a long time to detect the pepper elenent, and never really found the alledged coriander.

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GOBLIN
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 202 ratings