Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra is a 6.5% hazy IPA from Let’s Beer Works, based in Higashi Jujo, in Tokyo, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draught lineup, though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. As the name suggests, Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra uses only Citra hops during the brewing process, both in the boil and during secondary fermentation.
Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 6.5%
- Style : Hazy IPA
- Hops : Citra
- IBU : Unknown
- Availability : Regular
- On Sale : From December 2021
- Size : 350 ml
- Price : From 870 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Fruity orange and peach along with citrus. Light malt sweetness. No discernible off aromas.
- Notable Tastes : Starts bitter before becoming citrus and tropical. Light malt backbone.
Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra : Aroma & Taste
This is the second time for me to have Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra as I originally drank it on a recent trip to Let’s Beer Works’ taproom in Higashi-Jujo – though I don’t remember too much of that original drinking. However, it must have left a good impression if I decided to pick up a couple of cans of it.
Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra poured out a hazy golden colour with a thin amount of white head on top that faded fast to a few bubbles around the side of the glass. The aroma was all orange and peach to start off with, though as it warmed up, there was more of a citrus nose to the beer. Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra didn’t have that strong a malt backbone to the beer, with just a light dusting of sweetness in the beer. As Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra warmed up, I didn’t notice any off-flavours, such as oxidation or phenols – it was all hops.
Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra began with a bitter kick, though fleeting, it did leave enough of a impression. The flavours were centred around the orange and peach that were apparent in the nose, which then led onto a citrus twist of lemon and grapefruit. It had a light malt backbone to the body – enough sweetness to be noticeable but not enough to take away from the hoppy flavour going on. Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra finished off with a slight stickiness on the palate but the price did leave me feeling a little bit jaded.
Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra : The Bottom Line
Bring the price down by a few hundred yen and Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra would be worth it. At its current price though, it did leave me wanting more.
Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra : Where To Buy
Let’s Beer Works Roar of Citra can be bought online at the following places: