Wylam Brewery Intercitra Overdrive (8.3%)

This “All Citra DIPA” is really, really good.
Wylam have balanced the Citra so well against the malting that, if not told it was all Citra, you might guess that other hops are involved.
Because the danger with Citra is that it can get overly acidic, razor blade thin and, to my taste at least, rather one dimensional.
But here Wylam have managed to find all sots of other things going on.
There’s a great big wash of Gala melon for a start, and then lemon bonbons, some lime zest and lots of pithy green leaves.
The malting brings a brown sugar syrup sweetness, bread crusts and honey on crumpets to bulk out the beer and give it a firm body, while the alcohol hides dangerously well, only cropping up as a little warmth in the finish.

Source: Pop’n’Hops

About Simon Williams

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