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CPA: Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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CPA: Citra Pale AleCPA: Citra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

477 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 56
Gots: 37 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EricCioe on 04-11-2011)
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a growler trade from Rolandboy, thanks buddy.

As soon as I twist the growler cap the herbal hop aroma becomes very apparent.

A - pours a light golden with a small head. Probably a little bit of carb lost in the shipping process, but nothing really apparent. An aggressive pour produces a inch or inch and a half of thick white foam. Some chunky lacing.

S - Smells of rich herbal and floral hops. Rich orange and grapefruit peels with some herbal/sappy notes in there. Really fantastic.

T - this beer excels by not trying to be the biggest and baddest. Very balanced refreshing... Sip after sip of medium citrus hops. Manages to produce a very forward hop presence with minimal bittering on the back end. Near impossible to stop drinking.

M - has to be prefaced that I was drinking a 4 day old growler, but I thought it was great. Medium carb, the thickness of the beer was right on as a vehicle for the rest of the beer.

O - this is a great IPA. Ended up trading for it on a whim when Rolandboy put up a trade for local growlers, sure glad I did. This stuff is top notch.

Serving type: growler

01-07-2013 05:49:08 | More by Beerandboards
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to NJB145 for this extra in a recent trade. Going light tonight after too much bourbon county last night...actually, not too much, just not enough food. I thought the mushroom burger was a burger with mushroom, not an actual mushroom burger, good, but not enough substance...but I digress. 12 oz. bottle, my first taste of Odd Side.

Pour is light orange with rollicking carbonation. First up the nose is pale malts, back up by pungent orange, sharp peach. Nothing demure about this pale up front.

CPA: Citra Pale Ale is like Seether's Careless Whisper: underneath, it's still a gussied-up pop song. Plenty of pale malt that's been upgraded with the much-advertised citra: those bitter oranges again, mixed with grapefruit guts, an almost wine-like sharpness, with an ending of karate-chop bitterness. Nicely oily. One & done, but I won't complain while I'm drinking it.

Bit heavy on the bitterness without enough flavor to set it off: like an Al Sharpton loop. Not far from being something special, this one is just pretty good for me as is.

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S- hops, grapefruit, malt lemon, slight spices

T- tons of hops up front, citrus fruits grapefruit pineapple lemon, malts, caramel,

M-medium heavy body, thick and syrupy, nice carbonation, dry finish

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CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
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