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CPA: Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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CPA: Citra Pale AleCPA: Citra Pale Ale

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 59
Gots: 43 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EricCioe on 04-11-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

miwestcoaster, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

TypsiYpsi, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of alphaacid9000
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%

Appearance - Bright golden color, very clear with moderate carbonation. Nice fluffy head with minimal lacing

Aroma - I think this bottle was getting on the older side - aroma was a little more subtle than when I last had it on draft. Aromas of resin, white grapefruit and pineapple

Flavor - Nice balance between the heavy hop flavor of Citra and the strong - but subtle - malt backbone.

Overal - Excellent and very session-able. Very nice pale/IPA worth seeking out -Fresh -

alphaacid9000, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of hackmann
4.06/5  rDev -1%

Appearance: burnt orange body with a one finger bone white head that leaves some nice sticky lacing. Make sure to get that little bit of sediment off the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma: pink grapefruit big time with a touch of fruit in the back

Flavors: nice citrus flavors up front, grapefruit, lemon rind; under the citrus I am picking up pear, apple and a little pineapple swirling around, a touch of pine and white grapefruit on the finish along with a touch of pineapple, the pineapple note is very settle.

Mouthfeel: mild-moderate carbonation, somewhat oily from the hops, medium to medium-full body, sweet-bitter pink grapefruit like feel on the front and mid with a touch of white grapefruit like bitterness on the finish and aftertaste along with a little pine like note – this makes for a dry finish.

To the Point: a tasty whatever you want to call it - pale ale or IPA. If some IPAs are too strong for you but, you like citrus, maybe this pale ale would do the trick. Come to think of it this could be a good introductory ale before trying a full bodied IPA.

hackmann, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SpongeRuiner, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of gtermi
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

gtermi, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of BellsFan
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%

Appearance: average, pours a golden yellow with nearly no head that dicipates to simply of paper thin head that covers. Adequate lacing on the glass.

Smell: This is my second bottle (not in the same session). The first from the same sixer about two weeks ago had much more flora citra aroma. This bottle has the same citra aroma however it is simply less powerful. -that will teach me to drink a sixer this slow!

Taste: spicy grapefruit

Mouth Feel: a nice bite that tingles on your tongue

Mouthfeel: tingly effervescents

i would buy this again but consume it when fresher

BellsFan, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of TCJosh
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

TCJosh, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of zac16125
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Bottled on 3/21/13

Thanks to Tee2Grn for this extra.

A: Pours a translucent amber with 1.5 fingers width of white head which dissipates down at a moderate rate. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) along with some dank resinous notes. Tangerine and citrus rind. Really nice aroma.

T: Lots of sweetness on the tongue, sweet malts are the most prominent flavor. Not nearly the hop explosion that the nose was. There are subtle citrus notes and some mild bitterness. Not bad, but a pretty big disappointment compared to the nose.

M/D: Pretty smooth, carbonation on the lower end, a bit too low. A somewhat drying finish. Average drinkability.

O: Overall, a pretty good citra pale ale, but nothing that makes it stands out. Real nice nose but the hop profile doesnt shine through on the palate. Worth a drink but not something Id go out of my way to have again.

zac16125, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

RWNay, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

gashmoney, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Mitchster
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.

Mitchster, Apr 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

MrBIP, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Honus1, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Dyerseve, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Trruss1086, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

strohme2, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

FrankHammer, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of GRPunk
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.

GRPunk, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

fredmugs, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

gratefulbeerhead, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

rsenters29, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GR_Beer_Nut, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of andrewjraab
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.

andrewjraab, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

craft_shannie, Apr 04, 2013
CPA: Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
91 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.