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CPA: Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

542 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 57
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

tmcarter23, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

dipso123, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

vcoggins, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

mikeincharleston, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Jspriest, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

millerbuffoon, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Knapp85, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ivorycannon, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CTJman, Oct 24, 2013
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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.

joe1510, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

dmorgan310, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

pmoney, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Chiefilliniwek, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

drbenderdo, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

AlMarzo, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

ianpstephens, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Oct 12, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fairly clear orange pour from bottle with sixteenth inch of white head. Grapefruit and lemon citrus aroma that’s fragrant. Average to soft carbonation, finish on the dry side but not too shabby. Taste is decent blend of juicy citrus hops, mostly grapefruit and orange, some tropical fruits too. Decent bitter malt finish. Great pale ale with a potent citrus hop presence.

jbaker67, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Norseman, Oct 09, 2013
CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
92 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.