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

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Added by EricCioe on 04-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
810
Reviews:
124
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
126
For Trade:
6
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.17/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 03/21/13. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label art and unbranded standard silver pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Acquired from the very generous Surlytheduff in a trade. Expectations are high. I believe this is my first beer from Odd Side.

Served cold, straight from a cooler. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream, good froth, nice thickness, and pretty good (~4 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent copper-gold. Nice vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Little lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: A bit soapy - which has me worried. Too long in primary, perhaps. Tropical fruits, including pineapple and mango. Banana. Floral character. It's not my preferred hop character, lacking citrusy, nectary, and oily hops, but I could see where it might appeal to others. Pale malts lend a sweetness to it. This isn't what I expect from a citra hop brew, but I'll go with it. Lightly bready and grainy. Redolent of candied fruit, and I'm not sure that's a good thing here. A mild strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Oily hop character is lovely here. Candied mango, banana, and pineapple comes through - better than the aroma, but still not ideal for my personal preferences. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. The pale malt body is a bit bready and grainy, but not as much as I expected given the aroma. Sweet, but not cloying. Some pink grapefruit comes through. The candied character bothers me. Overall, it's fairly balanced. Built well for a pale ale; there's lots of flavour here. They just aren't the flavours I want from the style.

Mf: Oily, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation. Good body. Fairly refreshing. Suits the flavour profile well.

Dr: There's a lot going on here considering it's a pale ale, and I respect that. But it mixes a lot of flavours I don't care for in a pale ale - candied sweetness, tropical fruit, banana, pineapple - and as a result I like it a lot less than I should. It's drinkable, and I appreciate what they're bringing to the style. I applaud their efforts to venture into different territory than your run of the mill west coast citrus bomb, but this just isn't doing it for me. Looking forward to trying more beers from Odd Side; they seem to be forging new ground.

Thanks again to Surlytheduff for giving me the opportunity to try this.

High C+

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4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale orange, bright clarity, spotty halo of lacing, creamy cap of long-lasting dense white foam deflates into a puffy soufflé island in the center. A sticky collar forms around the edges as it sits.

Slight catty and resiny aroma, tangerines, florals, coarse milled grains.

Flavors of tangerine citrus, orange peel, underripe fruit, coarse pale malt, dry grassy botanical finish. LIght to medium level of bitterness, light bodied, pretty drinkable. Overall not that far off from local favorite Daisy Cutter with more citrus and lighter body. Thanks Joe for the growler!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but released recently. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, lemon zest, passionfruit, peach, tangerine, floral, honey, and floral earthiness. Excellent aromas with great balance of tropical/citrus notes with a good malt balance; and nice strength. Taste of pineapple, lemon zest, passionfruit, peach, tangerine, floral, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of tropical bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, passionfruit, lemon zest, peach, tangerine, light pine, floral, honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of tropical/citrus hop flavors; with a nice moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish; with nice robustness of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with smooth, lightly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent pale ale! Great balance and complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, date stamped as bottled on 18 June 2013, poured into snifter.

Amber color with a modest cream-colored head. Clear. OK retention and decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Dominated by Citra hops. An inviting mix of of tropical fruits – including lemon, pineapple, orange and mango – and sweet malts with notes of grass and pine.

T: Starts off sweet with a fruity (hops) caramel (malt) mix, then a solid blast of fruity hops, with oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, and mangos. Very tasty. Fruity and mildly bitter Citra hop flavors linger on and on afterwards. .

Feel – Medium-light bodied; excellent carbonation level; semi-dry finish.

O: An exceptional APA, with a level of hop aroma and flavor that fit the IPA label, but with lower bitterness than an average IPA. Very fruity and surprisingly complex for a single-hop brew.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Odd Side this past weekend. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a nice peach color with a good foamy white head and some nice lacing on the way down. Thin cap through most of the session and a collar after that.

Nose brings forward a good dosing of Citra hops with plenty of tropical notes as well as a bit of citrus. Mild bread in the background. Flavor is all about the tropical nature of Citra. Quite nice and refreshing. Light body and good carbonation. Dry. Very solid.

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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slight hazed peach infused lighter golden with a nice half finger tight head atop.A good shot of ripe citrusy hops hit ya in the nose alone some deep caramel malts,a nice mix of the two.Starts out with a big splash of citrusy and grassy hops then a diacetyl butteriness comes in along with some toasted grain in the finish.Alot going on for a "smaller" beer,very sessionable and flavorful.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.08/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Mostly clear deep golden body. Nice white head. Thin collar and some lacing.

Smell - Citrus hops. Toasty and bready malts. The slightest hint of diacetyl.

Taste - Citrus hops aren't as prominent. The bready and toasty malts are stronger. Surprisingly bitter. The diacetyl comes out a little here, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Normally I can't get past diacetyl. It was present, but light enough that I finished the beer.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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