Citra Pale Ale (CPA) | Odd Side Ales

Citra Pale Ale (CPA)Citra Pale Ale (CPA)
BA SCORE
4.06/5
818 Ratings
Citra Pale Ale (CPA)Citra Pale Ale (CPA)
BEER INFO

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:
No notes at this time.

Added by EricCioe on 04-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,691
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
818
pDev:
9.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
127
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 818 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of kylehay2004
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric_T_07
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abauer1994
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jglaser451
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.2/5  rDev -21.2%
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 -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark caramel color almost like sweet Texas tea. Citra hop is heavy in the air once poured. No head, period. Sadly, the flavor does not carry the smell of the hops. Food beer, but flavor was a little of a let down.

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Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours the color and opacity of dark honey, with a tall, soapy head of 3 fingers. Tons of lace left behind where it once was...just skirted and beautiful.

Aromas of cracker and biscuit, followed by plantain, papaya, guava, and mango. Citrus notes are faint but in the background as valencia orange and mandarin orange.

Wow. Starts off with aggressive (read : intense) pine and citrus peel, but fades to a muted bread tone, with bananas and banana creme pie. Pine stays with the profile throughout.

Flavor is sticky and resiny, with moderate carbonation and an oily finish. Lots of hop resins resting on the palate.

Overall, Citra Pale Ale was a pretty decent session ale. Only thing I'd change is less pine, more fruit to blend in with that pleasant banana flavor that rushes in. Still not bad and I'm sure it'd kill on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spartanlaker
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chaenorrhinum
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In both smell and taste, it is vaguely fruity. The fruit flavor is quickly replaced by hops. More bitter than I usually prefer, but it has enough body to hold up to the hops . This would be a good compromise if you hate bitter beers but have that friend who drinks anything triple-hopped.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange. Has some hints of a red on the edges. Aroma, mango fruity notes, grapefruit. Taste- orange fruity taste, maybe a bit of honey sweetness, little mango. Has some bitterness in there. A kind of garlicky aftertaste too. Mouthfeel, little bit chewy, has some bite from the carbonation. Overall decent Citra pale.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPDOG
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citra Pale Ale (CPA) from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 818 ratings
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