Black Citra Not So Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales
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4.5/5 rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This was a very tasty surprise! I would almost classify it as a Citrus Stout, oddly enough a good Citrus Stout. Roasted malt backbone, with a sour citrusy goodness on the palate. Works strangely well together. Got in a mix a six today and definitely will be picking up a sixer of it this weekend. Yummy stuff, cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 00:11:05 | More by RusImpStoLuv
3.54/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
$2.19 (or $2.29) single poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Mostly black with some ruby tints on the side of the glass. Reasonable amount of lacing. Head falls to about half an inch and lingers.
Smell: A sort of peach or mango aroma is the most significant one as far as hoppy smells in this brew. Pretty sweet on the nose. There's a very faint roast character, but with eyes closed not knowing what this beer is, chances are you wouldn't guess it's a black pale ale.
Taste/feel: First thing I noticed was the huge feel. It's a surprisingly big bodied beer, and it tends to foam up in your mouth on each sip. There's then that slightly juicy peach/mango sort of flavor on the middle of the tongue. The finish is, again, that faint roastiness. The dark character of this beer that I was expecting really isn't there, which is surprising as well as disappointing.
A decent beer, but Odd Side has done so much better. There's a nice peach/mango thing going on in this beer, which would be nice in a pale ale or IPA, but it's as if this beer was dyed black with food coloring. I guess that's sort of impressive that they hid the roastiness that well? For me, I wanted it. Additionally, the way Black CPA foams up on my tongue was kind of interesting at first, but it just got to the point where it felt like I was eating foam off of a float. Well, that's not true... I love it in that case, just not so much in a beer.
Black CPA is a reasonably good beer from Odd Side, but your pupils won't dilate. I don't know what the age of this beer is (date is gone for some reason), but hops tend to fade, not malt.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 17:27:48 | More by Alextricity
Black Citra Not So Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
85 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.