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Hopped On The High Seas- Citra - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 37
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:
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(Beer added by: GatorLCA on 01-08-2014)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Canned 1/8/14.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice citrus forward hop qualities all around.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

djrn2, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

acurtis, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Texasfan549, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm quite certain that you can pee in a can, dry-hop it with Citra, and it would make an outstanding beer. The secret is out- Citra hops is a lot like bacon: it makes everything better!

This self-proclaimed "Caribbean-style IPA" pours with a bright golden-amber appearance despite its mildly hazy gaze. As its ivory head builds a creamy lather, it's long foam stance and broken lace ensure vibrant aromas and a beautiful display session-wide.

Mouthwatering and knee-weakening aromas of tantilizing citrus and tropical fruits leap out like candy and dessert. Everything from orange cream sickle to Hawaiian punch, sherbet, and key lime pie come to mind as the drippy goodness of red grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, apricot, passion fruit, lemon and kiwi layer upon the olfactory senses. With just enough honey and caramel impressions to give the citrus a riper and juicier tone, the malts largely lurk in the background. Going into taste, hey- is that fruit roll-up a smell?

Its short-lived sweetness provides just enough of a buffer of malt so that its caramel and honey sooth the taste buds before the onslaught of fruit that rises in the middle. All that citrus, tropical and orchard fruit goodness of the nose manifests beautifully on the palate before trending with a smooth fruity bitterness in finish. Light leaf, chive and herb (aka- cannabis) wrap things up as the beer's crisp flavors are dry, clean and with echoes of fruit.

Creamy-dry on the palate, there's the light sweetness that wraps around the carbonation and keeps the ale creamy despite its dry tendencies. Light but not watery, the ale finishes with light fruity warmth and a dry malt structure.

Its quite to dismiss the beer's utmost quality because of both seduction of Citra and the effortless sense of drinkability. The beer was simply drank before I knew it. Beers this effortless usually don't get the respect that they deserve.

BEERchitect, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

kjkinsey, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Knapp85, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

nickfl, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

beernads, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's Easter Sunday and I am trying to reduce some of the backlog of CANQuest (TM) CANs that built up while awaiting picture approval, name correction, time, money, the bevy of bikini-clad beauties to depart the premises, the Russians to get the f**k out of the Crimean Peninsula ... Suffice it to say that things were getting away from me and I am CANmitted to getting back on an even keel.

From the CAN: "Drink fresh! Do not age! Pour gently into a glass."; "A tropical IPA dry-hopped on the high seas with one of our favorite hops: Citra"; "Caribbean-style ale".

A nice, loud Crack! presented a brimful craft CAN, but these guys must have been talking to my Old Lady, who was scandalized by the inverted Glug. It's beer, kids! It ain't gonna bruise, but I promised that I would use a gentle pour when so directed. On this one, I was a tad more forceful, resulting in two dense, rocky fingers of ecru head with good retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy orangish-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7). The nose was filled with ripe tropical fruit - mango, papaya, tangerine, pineapple, light banana, even coconut. This was like a perfect counterbalance to the intensity that I experienced with Ahtanum. Citra came across more user-friendly, at least on the nose. Mouthfeel was medium, almost thin, but the utter fruitiness on the tongue more than made up for it. Fruity?!? It was like someone had taken Carmen Miranda's hat and thrown it into the boil. Fruit salad. Deelish! The lacing that began to form was going to need a jackhammer to remove. Finish was semi-dry, rendering it eminently drinkable. If the name is Maori for "Stone", then this killed it! Stonekiller beer.

woodychandler, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

drewone, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

BARFLYB, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

iL0VEbeer, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

ShanePB, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

rolltide8425, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange body. Nice white head. Great lacing and some surface wisps.

Smell - Citrus. Bright orange. A little tropical fruit. Some faint cracker malt.

Taste - Citra dominated here as well. More tropical fruit, but overwhelmingly orange-y. Minimal sweetness. A little bit of that cracker malt just before it the bitterness comes to fruition. Grapefruit lingers in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Bitter. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I'm really digging this one. Exceptionally good IPA from Cigar City.

Alieniloquium, Feb 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Cynic-ale, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

drummermattie02, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

chippo33, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of tone77
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big shout out to woodychandler for this wonderful beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bursting with citrus and hops. Taste is bitter, hoppy, grapefruit, dry at the finish, full of flavor. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an exceptional beer worth seeking out.

tone77, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

claspada, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Lare453, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

cjgator3, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

IPAchris, Feb 24, 2014
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Hopped On The High Seas- Citra from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.