CPA: Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales
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4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
$1.89 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. no ingredients per the website or label other than Citra hops. Pours out to a clear burnt orange, forming a tall white head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs or so. No sediment in bottle. The aroma is nice with pungent hops...mostly skunky MJ, a touch fo pine, then grapefruit. I like it. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a medium body. The taste is great as well...skunky MJ, with a touch of apricot in the middle, balanced by a touch of toasty malts, nice firm malt body, well balanced residual sweetness and a pleasant medium bitterness. For all practical purposes this is an IPA. No off flavors or aromas.
One of the best pale ales/IPAs I've had from a Michigan brewery. Exceptional. Easy to drink yet pungent and refreshing. I would definitely buy this again and recommend you try it if you want a pale ale with a little more Oooomph.
04-10-2013 00:00:06 | More by Mitchster
4.16/5 rDev +1.5%
Bottle poured into a mug.
A- A normal pour creates a 1-finger, off-white head. The clean, golden body sports moderate carbonation. The head shows good retention, and there are some awesome rings left on the glass.
S- Clean and fresh at first. Grapefruit and pineapple dominate the initial aroma profile. I'm a sucker for that tropical fruit thing. With some warmth, the grapefruit zest and pith begIn to take over.
T- It's quite hoppy at first. There's a real of grapefruit. It gets sweet with pineapple characteristics. There's a little more balance through the middle with some biscuit-like malts. A slight spice in the finish. More grapefruit and malt with warmth.
M- Medium body. Moderate-heavy carbonation. Hoppy tingle. Clean, dry finish.
O- This beer stradles the APA/IPA line for me, not that I could call it a negative. I'd pick this up when I'm looking for a hoppy fix without an ABV overload.
04-07-2013 20:15:43 | More by GRPunk
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
A: Pours cloudy burnt orange with two fingers of creamy off white foam. Nice retention and very sticky lace.
S: Citrus notes, orange rind, resinous hop notes.
T: Citrus zest, resinous hop profile, a bit oily, balanced and smooth finish.
O: Real nice offering from Odd Side - glad they started to bottle and I'll be interested to see what is next.
04-04-2013 02:44:53 | More by andrewjraab
4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
A - Poured a brillant crystal clear gold color with a one finger very slightly offwhite head that head good retention and decent lacing.
S - Wow. Huge citris and floral aromas upfront. There is also a very nice caramel background scent. Very pleasant smelling beer
T - Much like the smell. Grapefruit and lemon are right in your face upfront, but are balanced quite nicely with caramel and malt flavors. There is also a bit of a floral taste. All this is followed by a slightly piney aftertaste.
M - Light to Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Almost silky feeling in the mouth
O - Great APA. I love the Citra hops they used in the beer and they were balanced quite nicely with the caramel malts. Wasnt so hoppy that I thought I was drinking an IPA either. Nicely done. Will definately seek this out anytime I am near Michigan.
04-04-2013 00:05:01 | More by Goosehunter75
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
I heard a lot of Buzz about this beer, so I was excited when my friends at the Liquor Cabinet in St. Joseph had it in stock. Props to Odd Side for putting the date clearly on the side of the bottle. The reviewed bottle was dated 3/21/13. The beer poured a nice orange-copper color with high white head. The pint glass was almost unable to hold the head. In the aroma, I detected notes of pine and sweet citrus. The aroma is far from being passive. In the initial taste, one gets a burst of pineapple, orange, pine, and mild malt. At the back end, one detects notes of orange rind. The bitter resin occupies the aftertaste, following the beer right down the esophagus. The bitter grassy notes linger on the roof of the mouth and the sides of the cheeks. Though the beer had a massive head, the carbonation was muted. A reasonably thick texture allows the taste to linger nicely. This is a very good APA that I imagine would be even better on tap.
04-01-2013 22:10:34 | More by JohnnyHopps
CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
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