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Hopped On The High Seas- Citra - Cigar City Brewing

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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 35
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GatorLCA on 01-08-2014)
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

PriorDoubleDark, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

ScotNH, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Sean66, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Swilladelphia
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased from one of Philadelphia's (and Pennsylvania) jewels...The Foodery!
Poured from a 12oz can into a Victory "finger print" rascal glass.
Look: cloudy tang-like orange with awesome lacing
Smell: oranges, honey, grapefruit, light grain.
Mouthfeel: a little watery towards the end but doesn't detract from the flavor.
Taste: o.k...People are going to spoof at me but I swear this tastes like a home brew to me; don't get me wrong, this is a fine beer but the mouth is watery and the nose is weak. I love the citra (who doesn't) but it seems like something is missing; not sure if it's the malt or what? I've had single hopped beers from much smaller breweries (nodding head!!) that would make this beer walk the plank ( get it?). The citra version is waaayyy better than the Anthanum but the jai alai trumps them both. I taste orange, honey, light cracker malt, sweet pine (no bitterness), and lemon zest.

Overall: a good, not great, beer that I think would be great as a dipa or on cask. I didn't realize it was 7.2 % and that makes it that much better...so smooth!

Swilladelphia, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

ShanePB, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

JohnK17, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

NW2285, Aug 13, 2014
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CSO, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

lupercmda, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

tedgelee, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Slightly hazy gold with 1 finger of creamy, off-white head. Decent retention with low carbonation.

Nose
Mango, lemon and caramel with somewhat herbal aromas. Hints of peach and passion fruit.

Taste
Biscuity malts sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. Mango, lemon and dank florals. Somewhat spicy and woodsy. Slight hints of peach and pineapple. Finishes fruity and spicy with notes of resin.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, oily, sticky and semi-dry.

Overall
I like this one only slightly better than the previous Simcoe and Ahtanum releases. I don't really know where Cigar City is going with this series of releases, but I guess it's an excellent business plan seeing that I keep buying each one and will continue to do so. Always fun but never groundbreaking.

justintcoons, Jan 25, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to moose3285 for handing off this can during our recent Florida trip, which he made even better with his august presence. 12 oz. can hogged all to myself.

The pour is a fogged orange Florida sunset with plenty of life in it. Nose is fruity in a way that presents a moving target. Every time I think of a tropical fruit it appears as if summoned by an act of Merlin. Orange, citrus are the two that seem to keep coming back. Sweet & fruity.

Hopped on the High Seas - Citra is a tastes like a compulsive Hoarder dumped all his fruit into the mash tun. Bejesus amounts of tropical fruits pummel the palate, set off awkwardly by a moderate bitterness. Big citrus & oranges, sans rind, with a fleetingly sweet pin of caramel. Bitterness swells on the finish. Berry juicy, yet strangely dry....do I smell a new fruit? Chiquita engineers? I suppose it's drinkable. I keep sipping & sipping & sipping trying to ferret out whether I like it or not.

The quorum says yes. Not sure at first, but warmed up nicely. Not the red carpet experience that the dry-hopped version is, but a very good brew.

maximum12, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Hopped On The High Seas- Citra from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.