Citra Pale Ale (CPA) | Odd Side Ales

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EricCioe on 04-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
808
Reviews:
122
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
123
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a pale amber body with orange hues and a quickly dissipating off-white somewhat foamy head. Lacing was barely there. The aroma had a ton of citrus rolling into light tropical tones of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and then gently backed up by some light pine. The taste takes the harsh bitter side of the citrus to combine nicely through the sweet tones of the tropical notes. There’s a light aftertaste of citrus sweet to bitterness rolling into a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable bitter dry feel rolling over my tongue. Overall, APA or AIPA, I don’t know, but real good, wish I could get it on a daily basis

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Photo of foundersasap
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of durwood64
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spencermacko
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of rye, piney hops, slight spicy hops, slight sorghum, earthiness, hint of grass, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of rye, piney hops, slight spicy hops, slight sorghum, earthiness, hint of grass, and slight alcohol. Overall, good appearance, complex, decent aroma, but heavy on the earthiness.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a faint amount of haziness. There's an inch of tightly knit, creamy to off white to beige head. The aroma is off fresh and pungent citrus hops. I'm initially tasting citrus hops and then an immediate barrage of light malt. The mouth is moderately sticky and otherwise light.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on May 14, 2017. Look is honey amber with a thick off-white head and some lingering lacing. Smell and taste is juicy tropical fruit and dry malt. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.34/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt golden with a subtle haze; fluffy white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are fine, but they're pretty mild and subtle. It actually has more of a tropical vibe than a citrus vibe. Hints of coconut and pineapple. Tons of fresh grass. Malts do their thing. The flavors are very clean, crisp and refreshing. More hints of coconut and pineapple. Some subtle hints of grapefruit. More fresh grass along with some mild hints of pine. Clean, crisp and sharp bitterness. Malts do their thing, but aren't overpowering at all. Finishes dry for the most part. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is really nice. It's light with sharp active carbonation. It's slightly fluffy and very smooth.

This is a good pale ale. You would think the citra hops would make this a flashy brew, but they really don't. This is a traditional pale ale and doesn't come off as an IPA disguised as a pale ale. It's very clean, crisp and refreshing. The craftsmanship is on point. It's probably even better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

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Photo of juicebox
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Classic amber with a moderate white head that settles to thick collar leaving a solid coral-like lace.

Smell is biscuit, grapefruit, orange, caramel and rug.

Taste is orange, grapefruit, Smarties, astringent pine, biscuit, rug and cat.

Sort of a classic West Coast, a moderate body, not too bitter, and dry.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious! Whatever this is, it works on all levels. I bet the can is the perfect vehicle for this brew - the one I got sure worked well

It's a nice, foamy yellow that stays foamy. The aroma is a pretty, citra smell with a little bit of malty taste showing through. It's a nice balance.

This ale and its brewer, Odd Side, are new to the area (I think). I highly recommend this one.

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Photo of RAFH
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric_T_07
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abauer1994
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet. Somewhat citrusy. Had this after trying their "Beautiful Disaster," which is essentially the same thing, but aged in red wine barrels. Beautiful Disaster was better.

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Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jglaser451
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Canned 2/16/16; drank 3/11/16 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the can into a glass.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big bright white head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Pineapple, faint skunk spray & caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Dry pine flavor up front; bitter, dry grapefruit notes on the finish. Drinkable but certainly not enjoyable; what have they done to my favorite hop?!

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Photo of WDJersey
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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