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
87
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 04-21-2013)
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: a medium to deep orange color. fairly clear but just a touch of haze. a finger plus of a foamy white head that leaves a lacing on the sides and a little on the top.

Smell: good bourbony whiff up front. its not super alcoholic but it captures most of the flavor of bourbon. fruity notes try to peak through but are mostly stifled

Taste: opens up with mostly oaky and slightly bourbon flavors. back end is full of very lively and fairly juicy hops. mostly a sweet citrus. the fruit ends up over powering the bourbon quite nicely

Mouthfeel: pretty sticky, and perhaps the most refreshing bourbon barrel beer I have had

Overall: i wasn't so sure at first but i grew to really like this one. very unique take and turns out well. a great change from the onslaught of more and more bourbon in barrel aged beers. Adds to Oddsides barrel program with the most interesting and unique barrel aged beers

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 120z bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a murky rust brown color, not all that pleasing to the eyes.

Smells a little funky. Definite citrus, obviously from the citra hops, but the slightest hint of whiskey gives it a funky smell, reminiscent of a Long Island iced tea.

Taste is a bit disappointing, though not horribly disappointing as I'm only slightly a fan of OddSides CPA to begin with. Tastes exactly as it smells, like CPA but with a whiskey mixing with fruit funk.

Mouthfeel is nothing to write home about, heavy, slight whiskey, stale fruit, not too appealing.

Overall I'm just a little let down that their BA-CPA is a total flop.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
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