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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BA SCORE
85
very good

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

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 08-31-2011

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 154
Reviews by lochef81:
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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. (901 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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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
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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. (327 characters)

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