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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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very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | 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 lochef81:
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale pours a hazy orange copper color with a small off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is a delicious blend of citrus hops and rich bourbon barrel notes. There's a lot of alcohol on the nose as well as vanilla, oak, citrus, pineapple, and pine. The mouthfeel is smooth but coating. It leaves a pleasant and lasting flavor of hops and bourbon long after the sip. The flavor is a very nice blend of fresh tropical/citrus hops and rich bourbon barrel flavors. Caramel, vanilla, and oak intermingle with grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and mango. This is an interesting take on an ipa. I doubted whether it would work given that CPA is a citrus forward and in no way malty ale and that bba usually works best with maltier offerings, but Oddsides definitely made it work. This is worth a taste if for no other reason than to try something different.

lochef81, Apr 08, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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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.

larryarms847, May 19, 2014
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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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Bourbon Barrel Aged Citra Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.