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Citrus Wizard - Cigar City Brewing

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Citrus Wizard
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This guy is an American red ale aged on orange wood, Spanish cedar, dry-hopped with New Zealand Motueka hops and aged on some citrus elements. What that all means is that this is a citrus bomb. Huge grapefruit flavor! Tasting room exclusive. We're selling growlers to go as well, both quarts and gallons! Come stop by and see if the wizard puts you under his spell.

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 10-07-2012)
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Citrus Wizard Red Ale

American Red Ale that was aged on orange wood, Spanish cedar, dry hopped with New Zealand Motueka hops and aged on citrus elements. This beer was on tap at the CC tap room on Sep 29. I got this in one of their 32oz growlers. I drank it on the same day. Served in a CC pint glass.

This beer poured a dark amber almost ruby like color. The head of foam was a faint beige color and about 1/2 an inch in height. Great retention that left behind a big foamy string of rings along the edge and streak after streak of lace. Top notch appearance!

Interesting aroma. It could have been a hop bomb but the wood aged toned it down. The hop aroma was on the mild side. There were citrus hops with mostly the scent of grapefruit and a little lemon and orange. Behind the hops/fruits was a touch of Spanish cedar and a pinch of pine. The aroma then finished up with a very subtle caramel malt aroma.

This beer comes out swinging. The first thing that came out was the citrus hops. The strong taste of hops doesn't back down. Following the hops was a touch of bitter grapefruit, tart lemon, orange, and pine. I got a little orange wood and Spanish cedar in the taste but I clearly know who runs this taste. After all the hops, citrus fruits, and cedar, the taste finishes up with a subtle caramel malt taste. Great!

Medium bodied, lively carbonation, and a full flavored aftertaste. Aftertaste was hoppy with a touch of cedar, a dab of pine, and a pinch of caramel malt. The hops will linger on for a little bit longer.

A session beer? It's a little bit more than that. I've had a few cedar aged IPAs, but this one is the best I've had so far. The cedar aging added a nice little touch to this beer. I would grab another growler if I had the chance.

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Citrus Wizard from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.