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Black Citra Not So Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 08-31-2011)
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: a nice brown tending towards black. almost opaque but some clarity. small tan head that doesn't stick around at all

Smell: lighter roasted malts and citra

Taste: opens up and stays consistently roasted malts, not super strong but forever present. citra plays along nicely in the background

Mouthfeel: some bitterness and pretty light

Overall: I usually can't drink a whole black hoppy beer but this one was actually pleasant, affirms my choice to get my hands on every new odd side beer i can

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 00:06:22 | More by SportsandJorts
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waston

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-13-2013 07:43:38 | More by waston
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-13-2013 04:48:31 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-13-2013 02:55:29 | More by amishbooze
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HardyA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-13-2013 02:29:57 | More by HardyA
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rkf1976

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-12-2013 18:08:04 | More by rkf1976
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-12-2013 01:12:19 | More by Zaphog
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Slay40

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-11-2013 02:10:35 | More by Slay40
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

10-11-2013 01:55:23 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-10-2013 21:44:41 | More by SpongeRuiner
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Sparty55

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-10-2013 02:55:32 | More by Sparty55
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-09-2013 12:51:48 | More by JohnnieNepal
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zachary80

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 20:17:37 | More by guityler83
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: growler

08-09-2013 21:59:39 | More by hooliganlife
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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strohme2

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Odd Side this past weekend. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown with a single-finger off-white head and some good lacing. The nose brings forward heavy roast and a bit of chocolate. Mild tropical notes and pine behind that.

Flavor is comprised mostly of the roasted malts and chocolate, though the hops are certainly apparent. Behind the roast is some tropical fruit and light notes of pine tree.

Light-medium body with a very dry finish. Not as good as the regular CPA, but still tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2011 11:48:35 | More by Thorpe429
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Black Citra Not So Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
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