CPA: Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I heard a lot of Buzz about this beer, so I was excited when my friends at the Liquor Cabinet in St. Joseph had it in stock. Props to Odd Side for putting the date clearly on the side of the bottle. The reviewed bottle was dated 3/21/13. The beer poured a nice orange-copper color with high white head. The pint glass was almost unable to hold the head. In the aroma, I detected notes of pine and sweet citrus. The aroma is far from being passive. In the initial taste, one gets a burst of pineapple, orange, pine, and mild malt. At the back end, one detects notes of orange rind. The bitter resin occupies the aftertaste, following the beer right down the esophagus. The bitter grassy notes linger on the roof of the mouth and the sides of the cheeks. Though the beer had a massive head, the carbonation was muted. A reasonably thick texture allows the taste to linger nicely. This is a very good APA that I imagine would be even better on tap.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2013 22:10:34 | More by JohnnyHopps
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4.1/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This pours a light caramel tan color with thin soapy foam.
The aroma starts out citrus inspired, with notes of candied orange and tangerine.
The beer opens as it warms, with papaya and jolly rancher notes emerging.
It has a lightly pleasing hop bite with some tropical fruit candy, tangerine peel, and a touch of pineapple. Yum.
Previously (on tap):
This is a clear golden in appearance. There is a sharp floral-pine aroma that is just wonderful. Tastes fantastic-it’s crisp, with a chewy pine finish to it and a nice dose of piney resin that lingers around after closing time. Is it citra hops doing all this and if so where can I get another pint? Mmmmm.
Serving type: can
02-06-2014 18:39:32 | More by elNopalero
4.43/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
After finally getting a taste for IPA's and Pale Ales last summer, I have been frantically trying every one I can find. I have been going to some local stores that sell singles and grabbing as many different ones as possible. Last Friday I had the great fortune of grabbing an Odd Side Ales Citra Pale Ale, and the misfortune of grabbing some others.
After cracking the bottle open, I could smell that this one was going to be good. The citrus and hop bouquet was as balanced as it was aromatic! After pouring it from the bottle to the pint glass, I gave it another spin and smell and was in love! The first sip was an adventure into a world that made me giddy! The citrus balanced with the hops made for an incredible flavor! What a fantastic beer! This one goes right up to the top of my list of great ones!
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 15:29:46 | More by centurian62
CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
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