CPA: Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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CPA: Citra Pale AleCPA: Citra Pale Ale

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 59
Gots: 52 | FT: 4
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a nice white head.

S: Sweet citrus, tangerine, pineapple, light pine resin, apricot, a hint of cracker malt.

T: Taste is a bit drier, with some mild marmalade, grass, slightly sweet graininess, grapefruit pith.

M: Light-bodied but with a little heft, light carbonation.

O: Pretty nice pale ale. Not the best citra beer I've ever had, but tasty.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but released recently. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, lemon zest, passionfruit, peach, tangerine, floral, honey, and floral earthiness. Excellent aromas with great balance of tropical/citrus notes with a good malt balance; and nice strength. Taste of pineapple, lemon zest, passionfruit, peach, tangerine, floral, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of tropical bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, passionfruit, lemon zest, peach, tangerine, light pine, floral, honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of tropical/citrus hop flavors; with a nice moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish; with nice robustness of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with smooth, lightly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent pale ale! Great balance and complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
91 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.