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Black Citra Not So Pale Ale | Odd Side Ales

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Black Citra Not So Pale AleBlack Citra Not So Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thorpe429 on 08-31-2011

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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by guityler83:
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3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: A opaque black color with only the slightest bit of browning around the top where the light can pass through. The head formed was slight, a finger tall, and fell quickly leaving only a dusting on top and a thin coating of lacing on the side of the snifter.

S: Tropical melon and mango hop aroma is moderate but bright and distinct. There is a nice subtle roasted coffee coffee aroma that comes through after a few minutes.

T: Strong coffee and caramel/toffee malt character on the first sip. Bitterness is moderate and the mango, tropical berry flavors are present but just supporting roles to the malt flavors in the beer. The flavors clash slightly for me, but others might enjoy them more.

M: Clean dry finish with a slight bit of roasty astringancy after the beer is gone. Moderate carbonation, not as drinkable as the normal CPA from Odd Side.

O: The strong roasted coffee flavor is nice in this beer but when you combine it with citra you get a confusing flavor profile. I think i'll stick to the CPA or get a stout but still glad I tried it.

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Photo of dar482
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a dark brown color with a light brown head.

On a 4 month bottle, the hops may have faded a bit, but the balance still stands up. A clean malt quality, without the cocoa chocolate and light coffee roasted overtaking and triggering the creamy and residual sweetness of a porter/stout. Onto a bit of spice, and lingering black coffee flavor.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mikerap100
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of dmorley21
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a huge fan of this beer....had higher expectations. It poured a opaque black with offwhite head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries faint pine and bitterness. The taste is somewhat smokey and weird....it is very strange and I am not a overly huge fan. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Nope....won't go buying this one again.....would try it on tap though....just to see if it is better.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hooliganlife
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours cola with frothy head, sticky lacing, light retention

faint chocolate and roasted malt. nose was weak

citrus hop and sweet dark chocolate up front. some roasted malt and sweet citrus fruit emerge. some bitterness and stickiness through the finish

light body, mild carbonation

overall good for a lower ABV black citra.

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Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of ianpstephens
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of J2A2
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottRansom
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of blatantlocalism
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of brewpubbung
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

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Black Citra Not So Pale Ale from Odd Side Ales
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