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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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477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 56
Gots: 37 | 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:
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(Beer added by: EricCioe on 04-11-2011)
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Michigan

2/5  rDev -51.1%

09-02-2013 19:28:59 | More by Spartan13
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Michigan

2/5  rDev -51.1%

05-24-2013 21:02:03 | More by twkirkby
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Arizona

2/5  rDev -51.1%

07-27-2012 03:41:06 | More by pmeice86
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Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

07-15-2014 17:08:44 | More by Borgs
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Brew33

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

03-04-2014 02:42:05 | More by Brew33
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AliK


3/5  rDev -26.7%

02-23-2014 18:51:32 | More by AliK
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -26.7%

05-23-2013 03:58:03 | More by akttr
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kojevergas

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 03/21/13. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label art and unbranded standard silver pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Acquired from the very generous Surlytheduff in a trade. Expectations are high. I believe this is my first beer from Odd Side.

Served cold, straight from a cooler. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream, good froth, nice thickness, and pretty good (~4 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent copper-gold. Nice vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Little lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: A bit soapy - which has me worried. Too long in primary, perhaps. Tropical fruits, including pineapple and mango. Banana. Floral character. It's not my preferred hop character, lacking citrusy, nectary, and oily hops, but I could see where it might appeal to others. Pale malts lend a sweetness to it. This isn't what I expect from a citra hop brew, but I'll go with it. Lightly bready and grainy. Redolent of candied fruit, and I'm not sure that's a good thing here. A mild strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Oily hop character is lovely here. Candied mango, banana, and pineapple comes through - better than the aroma, but still not ideal for my personal preferences. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. The pale malt body is a bit bready and grainy, but not as much as I expected given the aroma. Sweet, but not cloying. Some pink grapefruit comes through. The candied character bothers me. Overall, it's fairly balanced. Built well for a pale ale; there's lots of flavour here. They just aren't the flavours I want from the style.

Mf: Oily, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation. Good body. Fairly refreshing. Suits the flavour profile well.

Dr: There's a lot going on here considering it's a pale ale, and I respect that. But it mixes a lot of flavours I don't care for in a pale ale - candied sweetness, tropical fruit, banana, pineapple - and as a result I like it a lot less than I should. It's drinkable, and I appreciate what they're bringing to the style. I applaud their efforts to venture into different territory than your run of the mill west coast citrus bomb, but this just isn't doing it for me. Looking forward to trying more beers from Odd Side; they seem to be forging new ground.

Thanks again to Surlytheduff for giving me the opportunity to try this.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 01:18:25 | More by kojevergas
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Illinois

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New Jersey

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MADPolo

Alabama

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Arkansas

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illiniipa

North Carolina

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08-20-2013 02:11:17 | More by illiniipa
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

05-25-2013 05:26:53 | More by drewone
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

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thomseye

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

06-26-2013 04:35:47 | More by thomseye
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

09-12-2013 20:22:28 | More by beernads
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kyle86

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

06-17-2013 11:58:56 | More by kyle86
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brewskis

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light, golden orange color with almost no head retention. Leaves a thin ring of lacing. Smell is expected knowing this is exclusively citra. Notes of pineapple, dank tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango, light pine as well as some light grain and carmel. Smell is not very pungent like other citra beers, but still get light notes of all of these. Taste starts with grapefruit, various tropical fruits like papaya. The middle brings a light sweetness, as well as notes of grain. The finish continues the sweet grain notes, as well as more citra hop qualities: more grapefruit, papaya, and lemon. This grain quality is a little too strong and really interferes with the hop qualities that should be a little more pungent in flavor. Almost get a banana like taste in the finish, as well as a metallic flavor. Light body with a creamy and slick mouthfeel. This could be an older bottle, but I am not that impressed with this. The malt bill was a little too much and the citra hop qualities were a little toned down.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 03:16:14 | More by brewskis
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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:13:11 | More by maximum12
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ianpstephens

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

10-13-2013 03:04:32 | More by ianpstephens
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-14-2014 02:20:57 | More by masterofsparks
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Supergenious

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-16-2013 01:14:47 | More by Supergenious
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OleLouIPA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-19-2012 00:45:15 | More by OleLouIPA
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CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
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