Citra Pale Ale (CPA) | Odd Side Ales

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
810 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
810
Reviews:
124
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
126
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 810 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of WDJersey
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
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 +5.7%
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.

 213 characters

Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

 843 characters

Photo of Gregf51
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spartanlaker
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
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 -6.2%
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.

 291 characters

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

 330 characters

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPDOG
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first Odd Side Ales brew. Great golden orange color with red hues. Hoppy burst up front on the palate and nose than followed by a blanket of malt. Not bad. I would like to try more.

 184 characters

Photo of ElGallo
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junichi
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OleBruin
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tumbler. Retains thin head with a bit of lacing. Not quite as juicy citra forward as I hoped. However, as you drink the beer the citrus notes sneak in, open up and make themselves known. Definitely has the dry malt finish advertised on the can. Not much in the way of aroma. A nice entry into the citra ale universe. Glad I tried & would buy again.

 379 characters

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

Photo of ShawnL
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinBreheny
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citra Pale Ale (CPA) from Odd Side Ales
4.04 out of 5 based on 810 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.