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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

452 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 452
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 55
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We crack the top and pour a brew of darker goldenrod into our Great Lakes pints. It holds a one and a half finger head of creamy whitish bubbles, showing great retention. Thick sheets and spots of lacing are left around the glass. Carbonation appears to be active with, interestingly, different sized bubbles rising to the top. A chill haze is noted, with large wet chunks of yeasty sediment floating about. The aroma is fresh and fruity, with grapefruity hops giving sweetness, pucker, and light zest, tangerine and peachy fleshiness, muddier pale malts, cotton freshness, clover honey, and light plastic sandwich bag bite. The grain bill shows more adjuncty metallics with warmth, while the hops take on a sweeter more nectary vibe, with a more floral bouquet. Our first impression is that the grain sits very much at the forefront, but does allow enough room for the hops to really shine through the center of the sip. The sip opens with bittered plastic phenols, wheaty, pale, and somewhat Belgian malty fullness, syrupy citric hop heaviness, limey zing, mineral, and musky depth. Moving to the peak is textured grapefruit hoppiness, leaving the mouth slimy and tingly. Otherwise the buds are occupied by raw pales and barley, and fresh green grassiness. We finish with washing notes of floured breadiness, mild adjuncty metallics, pineapple and cantaloupe juiciness, sliced cucumber, fresh herbal mint leaf, and all the sweetness of those citric and nectary hops, with all of the bite left in the middle. The aftertaste breathes of fusel booze spiciness, big citric and soapy hops, unwashed pale maltiness, black pepper, gravel, lemon zestiness, and echoes of grassy bitterness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is left bittered and puckered, with light initial cooling coat. The booze and hops add slickness, but ultimately give astringency down the hard palate. Each sip gives nice slurp, smack, cream, and froth. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its freshness. At first the hops seemed to take a backseat to the malt bill, but with warmth things generously opened up. The hops came much more forward with bright zest, sweetness, and heaviness to match that formidable grain. They also were able to keep their independence, all while striking a nice balance. The nose was comparatively muted, but not by much. This is a tasty beer, and certainly a sleeper in the local scene.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 22:31:14 | More by TheBrewo
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CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
91 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.