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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
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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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is grapefruit and mango dominant initially, then very chocolatey and roasty. Notes of resin and pine contrast the chocolatey sweetness.

Flavor is sweet and chocolatey initially, fading to resiny and roasty bitterness in the finish. The fruity hop character pales, in comparison. Muted grapefruit and mango are overshadowed by the dark malt presence, and the combination reads as acetone. There's a bit of astringency that lingers.

Photo of cjgiant
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 8/20/14:
Pour is a very dark brown, appearing almost black. Head is light tan, and forms a decent fluffy head atop the pour. Eventually the head fades to a full film on the surface, and the edges provide copious lacing during the drink.

Nose is definitely roasted in nature up front, but also somewhat indistinct: get some cola, woodiness, light hints of root spices. Complimenting this is the scent of lemon and orange zest, and maybe a little grass as it warms.

The beer has a nice level of carbonation up front and a woody dry finish in the end. In between is a straightforward Black IPA. I get notes of coffee beans on the dark side, as well as a little bite, maybe ginger or sasparilla. There are also nice accents of citrus that never take over the dark feel of the whole beer.

I wished the citrus or tropical fruits came through a bit more. The accents I did get were interesting, and I wouldn't want them to overtake the "black" nature of the beer, but I think I'd enjoy it more if they were a little stronger.

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3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clager
4.94/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible. Tastes similar to Citra with citrus undertones and good hoppiness. The dark color is not as evident in the flavor as you might expect.

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3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Black Citra Not So Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
85 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.