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CPA: Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

517 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 60
Gots: 45 | 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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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a cervoise.

Citra Pale Ale has a golden orange hue and an effervescent white froth. There are some small bubbles visible through the haze that replenish the head for the duration of my glass. A very nice, polished appearance.

The nose on this beer is a little bit light for what I would like. The citra hops are noticeable, with mango, pineapple, and tropical fruit notes coming across, but the intensity is simply not there. A bit of pale malt and honey come through in the back as well.

Each sip starts with a little bit of light malt sweetness. A burst of citra hop flavor releases a vibrant array of tropical fruit flavors - mango, pineapple, lychee, peach, and a bit of grapefruit. The juicy fruit notes blend with a bitterness that has more punch than the nose but still leaves me wanting more. The finish is slightly bitter.

The mouthfeel is a little bit lighter than I want out of this beer. It is 5.75% so it is allowed to have a light body, but I would simply prefer this beer to amp up a little bit. The carbonation is mostly creamy with a slight bubbly feel.

Overall, this is a nice, easy drinking pale ale made with a great hop. Could I drink these all day at a hot BBQ? Yes. Would I go after this above some of the other great pale ales out there? No.

KickInTheChalice, Jun 27, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
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A - Pours a hazy golden amber with a one-finger foamy white head. Lots of heavy lacing.

S - Aromas of bready malts and grapefruit peel.

T - Taste is tangerine, grapefruit, and pineapple. The citrus fades into bready malts. The hops show up in the finish producing a nice piney bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.

O - This is a great Pale Ale. Smooth and highly drinkable. Definetly recommended.

TreyIsWilson, Jun 23, 2013
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CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
91 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.