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CPA: Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
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451 Ratings
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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 55
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
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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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elevatedgreens

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-12-2013 03:34:10 | More by elevatedgreens
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

12-10-2013 22:03:41 | More by Eric1Mess
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-08-2013 17:34:37 | More by grimey68
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MCain04

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Pelagic for this extra! A little over 3 months old, 12 oz bottle poured into a Speigelau tulip.

Pours a cloudy orange/amber body with a pure white fluffy head, great retention and lacing.

Smell is zesty, orange, piney, a little sweet, was probably more aromatic when fresh.

Taste is good citra flavor hops of lemon, orange, piney, with a light malt backbone, moderate bitterness, lingering taste is bitter.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, dry finish, moderate carbonation, very refreshing.

Very refreshing and enjoyable APA that is a great change of pace from big malty boozy brews that dominate the market these days. Easy to throw back a few of these without feeling to much palate fatigue or getting too buzzed. Big fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 21:17:42 | More by MCain04
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-06-2013 17:04:25 | More by Agentveba
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no bottling date, given to me by David. So probably about 3-4 weeks old at this point. Poured into a Surly Darkness goblet today, 11/1/2013.

Pours a fairly dark amber body, dark for a pale ale, with a nice white head that slowly dissipates into a thick film on top. Looks good. Some lacing here and there, nothing special.

Smells grapefruity balanced out by a biscuity and bready sweetness. Mostly grapefruits with a dab of pine. Kind of one dimensional.

Tastes grapefruity and dank, but a bit more biscuity and bready than I prefer. There isn't that juicy flavour that comes with Hill Farmstead pale ales or TG pseudoSue. This is closer to Zombie Dust than the others. This is kind of a fairly lesser executed Zombie Dust really.

Medium bodied, resinous. A bit bitter on the back end with a bit of pine. No heat, pretty drinkable.

Standard citra pale ale offering, comes nowhere near Zombie Dust or pseudoSue. Still, this is a great deal for the price and if you live in Michigan, this is a decent and reasonably priced substitute for when you're all out of Zombie Dust.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 07:11:55 | More by Stevedore
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-22-2013 00:55:20 | More by MJSawyer
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-08-2013 23:36:18 | More by ygolordned
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tmcarter23

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-04-2013 01:12:25 | More by tmcarter23
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-02-2013 18:27:10 | More by BuffaloBill12
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starshockey9

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-01-2013 01:14:13 | More by starshockey9
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-01-2013 00:10:58 | More by dipso123
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

10-31-2013 17:04:25 | More by vcoggins
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-31-2013 12:42:04 | More by Fusebuddy
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beerhan

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-31-2013 01:31:45 | More by beerhan
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

10-28-2013 22:31:00 | More by mikeincharleston
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-28-2013 00:52:31 | More by Jspriest
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

10-27-2013 18:56:57 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-27-2013 18:52:44 | More by Knapp85
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-27-2013 18:41:08 | More by jzeilinger
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-27-2013 05:29:44 | More by BEERschlitz
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ivorycannon

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-25-2013 03:21:01 | More by ivorycannon
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-24-2013 21:10:29 | More by CTJman
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joe1510

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Odd Side - Grand Haven, MI

Odd Side's Citra Pale ale has a little chill haze but is bright golden with hints of tarnished copper. The pure white head reaches a finger's width in height and shows good retention. Drink lines remain behind with each pull. A good looking beer, the head sticks around forever.

Tropical hoppiness precedes grapefruit pith and a touch of herbals. I always get a mild but noticeable lactic quality from Citra and this beer is no different. The malts are pale with crackery and biscuity sweetness, which isn't much. Orange and weed open up when the beer warms slightly.

The flavor characteristics are the same but not as vibrant. Soft tropical fruitiness runs throughout, mostly mango, while grapefruit pith and light herbals with a touch of earthiness. There is a little more caramel than in the nose but the malt profile is still mostly biscuity.

The body rolls through nicely with moderate weight and an appreciated softness. There's a touch of bitterness on the finish that's pretty mellow. The drinkability is pretty high on this guy, refreshing and easy to put away.

Citra is a damn fine pale from Odd Side. I've always preferred it on draft but it's certainly worth picking up a sixer here and there. Bright nose, good flavor, and drinkability make this one to keep in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 03:11:23 | More by joe1510
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-17-2013 18:33:26 | More by dmorgan310
CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
91 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.