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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Just like our Citra Pale Ale with just a slight variation in flavor and of course color!


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2014
bottle from september, dark pour, light khaki head. nlseis strong of dank pine, cat piss, and oranges. taste follows with mild espresso, wavering bitterness. medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lutz2jm (168) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Interesting wave of flavors in this beer. Malty start chocolate middle and hoppy finish. I really enjoy the diversity in flavors in this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (547) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Shared bottle, poured in shaker. Black. Quick fading head. Fruity nose for a black beer. Nothing noteworthy or offputting on taste or palate. Not really hoppy. Roast malt subtle. Okay beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Black pour with slight reddish hints around the edges. Thin espresso head fades quick. Tropical fruit aroma. Sweet with hints of coffee and roast. Medium mouth. Really bitter with lots of roasted notes. Lace present. Hints of tropical fruit in the taste. Everything kind of gets lost in that extreme roasted bitterness. Not a bad thing, it tastes good, just not overly balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (648) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and citrus. Flavor is a combination tropical fruit, roast, and hops. A bit watery, but it still tastes great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle:   Cola hued, large foamy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Strong toasted malt nose, a bit astringent, dark chocolate, black coffee, some fruitiness.   Powdery sweetness up front, fruity, with a roasted malt, black malt, and soft coffee background.   Not all that hoppy, but if this is a Black Pale Ale then so be it.   Not much hop to be a Black IPA.   Too astringent, not smooth enough.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Needs more IPA, more sweetness, touch more body.   A little muddled otherwise.   Thanks Kevin!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, roast, coffee, nice pine, grass, juicy dark fruits, grapefruit, orange peel, some pineapple. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, nice pine, grass, hints of dark fruits, slight yeast into some orange, finishing bitter, dry. The cocoa powder flavor really works well here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Interesting mix of citra hops with the dark malts of a black IPA. Combination of bitterness and acidity tingle your tongue and taste buds. Citrus dominates the aroma, malts kick in on first taste and linger at the finish. A touch of sweetness mixes in to keep you guessing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1090) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Thanks! Pours nearly black with a lingering beige head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit and char. Flavor follows nose. Charred oak in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
$2.19 (or $2.29) single poured into a shaker pint. Appearance: Mostly black with some ruby tints on the side of the glass. Reasonable amount of lacing. Head falls to about half an inch and lingers. Smell: A sort of peach or mango aroma is the most significant one as far as hoppy smells in this brew. Pretty sweet on the nose. Thereís a very faint roast character, but with eyes closed not knowing what this beer is, chances are you wouldnít guess itís a black pale ale. Taste/feel: First thing I noticed was the huge feel. Itís a surprisingly big bodied beer, and it tends to foam up in your mouth on each sip. Thereís then that slightly juicy peach/mango sort of flavor on the middle of the tongue. The finish is, again, that faint roastiness. The dark character of this beer that I was expecting really isnít there, which is surprising as well as disappointing. A decent beer, but Odd Side has done so much better. Thereís a nice peach/mango thing going on in this beer, which would be nice in a pale ale or IPA, but itís as if this beer was dyed black with food coloring. I guess thatís sort of impressive that they hid the roastiness that well? For me, I wanted it. Additionally, the way Black CPA foams up on my tongue was kind of interesting at first, but it just got to the point where it felt like I was eating foam off of a float. Well, thatís not true... I love it in that case, just not so much in a beer. Black CPA is a reasonably good beer from Odd Side, but your pupils wonít dilate. I donít know what the age of this beer is (date is gone for some reason), but hops tend to fade, not malt.


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