Citrus Wizard - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
Serving type: growler
10-10-2012 13:10:20 | More by AltBock
4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.
A: Deep red brown in color with some haze. One finger's worth of just-off-white head and moderate visible carbonation.
S: Citrus punch (grapefruit & orange), tropical fruit (pineapple, mango), woody cedar, a smidge of pine, and some roasted malt in the background. Flat out smells amazing.
T: Follows the nose, and it's a good thing. Fruitiness stays forward with the cedar wood, and a hint of spiciness, and just enough malt to try to balance it out.
M: Sticky, resiny mouthfeel, smooth texture, medium body. Overall a little sweet. Alcohol well-hidden.
O: I am blown away by this beer. This is insanely good & fresh. My only (small) quibble is that if anything, it tastes like someone poured a little fruit juice into my beer. But it's still very, very good. Highly recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
10-12-2012 01:30:58 | More by macrosmatic
4.43/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I really liked this one. The aroma here was intense orange and tangerine with a pine hop bite. Pour is amber colored with a white head. Flavor is intense hops, with a ton of citrus and pine flavors and a malty backbone. unsure on the style but it was definitly an IPA style beer fairly dark/red body with tons of citrus flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
10-07-2012 18:09:47 | More by CampusCrew
Citrus Wizard from Cigar City Brewing
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