Twisted Barrel Ale Wrapped Up In Citra (6%)

This is a lovely IPA that screams Citra.
In fact it screams it so loudly that it could call itself, “Wrapped Up In…?” and everyone would guess.
And that’s not a bad thing, not at all, it’s just a thing.
This is a cloudy IPA with a big floral lemony bouquet and a frothy little head.
It has a shortcake and pancake, honey, caramel and sponge cake (yes, a lot of cake. In fact all the cake) malt body.
Round and chewy, sweet and thick, it’s a very satisfying base over which the Citra does what Citra does best, slapping you about the mush with lemon zest and lime leaves, fizzy sherbet fountains, limeade, herbal leaves and nettle stings.
The yeast brings the beer back from the brink of overkill, its peachy rich earthiness calming the beer down so that the finish, while still big and bitter has a lovely soft sweet edge.
Great brewing.

Source: Twisted Barrel Ale

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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