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Black Citra Not So Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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Black Citra Not So Pale AleBlack Citra Not So Pale Ale

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 154
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 08-31-2011

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 154
Reviews by guityler83:
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3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: A opaque black color with only the slightest bit of browning around the top where the light can pass through. The head formed was slight, a finger tall, and fell quickly leaving only a dusting on top and a thin coating of lacing on the side of the snifter.

S: Tropical melon and mango hop aroma is moderate but bright and distinct. There is a nice subtle roasted coffee coffee aroma that comes through after a few minutes.

T: Strong coffee and caramel/toffee malt character on the first sip. Bitterness is moderate and the mango, tropical berry flavors are present but just supporting roles to the malt flavors in the beer. The flavors clash slightly for me, but others might enjoy them more.

M: Clean dry finish with a slight bit of roasty astringancy after the beer is gone. Moderate carbonation, not as drinkable as the normal CPA from Odd Side.

O: The strong roasted coffee flavor is nice in this beer but when you combine it with citra you get a confusing flavor profile. I think i'll stick to the CPA or get a stout but still glad I tried it. (1,055 characters)

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Not a huge fan of this beer....had higher expectations. It poured a opaque black with offwhite head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries faint pine and bitterness. The taste is somewhat smokey and weird....it is very strange and I am not a overly huge fan. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Nope....won't go buying this one again.....would try it on tap though....just to see if it is better. (433 characters)

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faint chocolate and roasted malt. nose was weak

citrus hop and sweet dark chocolate up front. some roasted malt and sweet citrus fruit emerge. some bitterness and stickiness through the finish

light body, mild carbonation

overall good for a lower ABV black citra. (327 characters)

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Black Citra Not So Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.