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Bourbon Barrel Aged Citra Pale Ale - Odd Side Ales

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Citra Pale AleBourbon Barrel Aged Citra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 04-21-2013)
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Reviews by Immortale25:
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Huge thanks goes out to mjshearer1 for this surprise.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Smells like straight up orange with some light oak in the back. Also notes of tangerine and grapefruit.

T- The hops set in with some heavy citrus flavor and then the bitterness takes hold reacting with the oak in a strange but complementary way. Woody aftertaste. I don't get much bourbon flavor but I wasn't necessarily expecting much. The taste is very vibrant and bright. Ever so slightly astringent.

M- Sharp, tangy and dry. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Certainly unique and in a good way. I know I like this one, I just don't quite know what to make of it. The flavor profile is assertive, the aroma pleasant and the mouthfeel is prickly. This is the first I've had from these Odd Side guys and, from what I can tell, they're serious about messing around.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 02:49:48 | More by Immortale25
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by stillmatic2232, thanks man!

Pours a golden yellow/color, with a small half inch head, and not much lacing.

Smells like orange, pineapple, bourbon, and a small amount of oak. This also smells a tiny bit tart if you really focus.

The only barrel I'm really getting out of this is the straightforward bourbon flavor, which melds really well with the juicy hop flavors of this single hop Citra pale ale. There is a tiny bit of oak. Only mildly bitter, mostly just juicy. Almost like you dropped a very small shot of bourbon into a fairly solid Citra pale ale. The mild tartness noted in the aroma is not at all present in the taste.

Light bodied, which makes sense given the lower ABV. Low carbonation. Very drinkable, easy going bourbon barrel aged beer here.

This worked really well, despite my misgivings. It'll never be my favorite style of beer, but it's got a lot of uniqueness to it.

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A - Cloudy gold with a finger foamy white head little lacing.
S - Sweet caramel malt fresh citrus juice, hints of oak and bourbon.
T - Rather complex, woody, earthy sweet malt, orange marmalade, lemon zest, papaya.
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
88 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.