1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Citrus Wizard - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Citrus Wizard
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

44 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.38%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

all orange peel. Like biting straight into an orange.

kscaldef, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of twizzbeatz
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

twizzbeatz, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of VBWharfRat
3.12/5  rDev -24.3%

VBWharfRat, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of dcloeren
3.5/5  rDev -15%

dcloeren, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of cd34
3.5/5  rDev -15%

cd34, May 31, 2014
Photo of velcrogrip
3.75/5  rDev -9%

velcrogrip, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Jross212
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Jross212, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Wolfsley
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Wolfsley, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of sblank
3.75/5  rDev -9%

sblank, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of mkirkland80
4/5  rDev -2.9%

mkirkland80, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of lionssoccer13
4/5  rDev -2.9%

lionssoccer13, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.9%

orangesol, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev -2.9%

JohnParadee, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev -2.9%

johntfox, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of RayUF07
4/5  rDev -2.9%

RayUF07, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -2.9%

beernads, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Lob
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Lob, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of holder45
4.12/5  rDev 0%

holder45, Thursday at 04:56 AM
Photo of AltBock
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

AltBock, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of BeastLU
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

BeastLU, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

BuckTuckian, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of injuredreserve
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

injuredreserve, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of saxclar123
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

saxclar123, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

FLBeerGuy, Dec 31, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Citrus Wizard from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.