Car Ramrod | Odd Side Ales

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Black Citra Pale Ale

Added by Zaphog on 03-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,140
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
66
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of blissfulNemo
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluesyasian
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Coho11
3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deebo
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDizzle
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown. Thick, medium, tan head, lasts a while.

Smells citrus, light roasted malts, hints coffee and earthy.

Tastes lightly sweet roasted malts, earthy, piney, citrus. Finish is a mix of lingering hop and roasted malt. Medium to higher body and smooth, creamy lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with a great head that sticks around. Lots of citrus aroma, with some caramel malt. Tastes like it smells; hoppy with plenty of roasted malts and some burnt toast. Good mouthfeel with a little more carbonation than I would like. Clean finish; not a lot of after taste but robust. All that said, I think it's interesting, as most Odd Sides brews are, but not one I'll go back to. To many other beers I enjoyed more.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle dated 2/15/17. It pours a very deep brown with a one-finger tan head that sticks around for a while. The smell is the great citra hop smell up front with a bit of roasted malts underneath. The taste is slightly bitter hops with flavors of grapefruit, lemon, along with some cocoa and roasted malts. The mouthfeel is smooth but highly carbonated. Overall an excellent beer that combines the hops and malts very well. I don't usually go for black ales, but this is very good.

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Photo of Junichi
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictorsValiant
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Remmy800
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaltofOH
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 3/14/16. Oops! DFH Tulip.

A: pours a completely opaque black that light does not penetrate. 1 finger frothy, foamy tan head. Dissipates to a lasting thin cap. Great lacing.

S: still smells pretty hoppy, five plus months old. Sweet, juicy citrus. Hint of pine resin and, a little chocolate roasted malt.

T: roasted malt is not imagined on the palate. Arrives mildly sweet and plenty roasty. Some of that sweetness and citrus fruit is there, but I get the sense this is a shadow of its former self. Resiny hops are intertwined throughout, and the roast is noticeable but noticeably less profound than it would be in a style where it is showcased. Hops are ubiquitous, but never bitter. Very mild ending, but lingers mildly af Very well integrated beer; would be awesome in March.

M: has a pretty typical DIPA texture; just over mid-weight, moderate fluffy ale carbonation, clean finish. That this feels like a DIPA, but tastes like an American Steong Ale is really appealing to me.

O: this is a hoppy beer, there is no mistake about that; but at this point it basically tastes like a very hoppy robust porter, but with a lighter and more drinkable texture. Should revisit when fresh. I was in Michigan for less than 24 hours and blew into a store, bought six beers, and hit the road so forgot to check dates. Every single one was out of date or undated. I would buy a four pack of this. Not a six.

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Photo of Papa_Marsh
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ginepiece
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scmtim
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of durlta
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tylertut
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Car Ramrod from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 66 ratings