Black Citra Not So Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales
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Reviews by lochef81:
3.25/5 rDev -13.6%
This is my first experience with Oddside Ales and unfortunately it was not a good one. Tried this on a friend's advice and was quite disappointed. The ale starts well, pouring a handsome cola color with a slight head and decent lacing. The aroma is hoppy but with a sweet malt note as well. Not unpleasant but there is something a little bit off about the nose. It has that slightly ammonia-y aroma that ipas sometimes have but in combination with the maltiness it seems very out of place and disconjointed. The flavor of the ale follows suit. It is sweet with a very bitter finish. Nice notes of coffee and toffee in the malt and pine In the hoppy finish but at the end of it all; this one just seems off. The flavors don't mesh and there is definitely a note that is just off in the whole spectrum of tastes. This is definitely not a bad beer but it is also definitely not one that I will return to.
01-19-2014 05:48:23 | More by lochef81
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -1.6%
pours cola with frothy head, sticky lacing, light retention
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.
08-09-2013 21:59:39 | More by hooliganlife
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
A - It is very dark with some ruby highlights. I got a tiny amount of tan head.
S - At first I just noticed a citrus aroma with a little roasted malt. As it warmed I got a coffee aroma.
T - As with the smell, I got a bunch of citrus at first with a little roasted malt. Once it warmed the coffee taste became apparent.
M - Medium
O - I didn't care for it until it warmed up and released some of the coffee aroma and taste. It is a good beer.
12-15-2013 01:28:26 | More by buschbeer
Black Citra Not So Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.