Guayabera Citra Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Guayabera Citra Pale AleGuayabera Citra Pale Ale
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4.07/5
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Guayabera Citra Pale AleGuayabera Citra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditional throughout Latin America, the guayabera shirt combines style, functionality, form and tradition in it’s four-pocketed design. We at Cigar City feel the same reverence and appreciation for the guayabera that we do for the Citra hop varietal, an ingredient that imparts notes of tangerine, lime and berries to this traditional American Pale Ale. The exclusive use of Citra hops in this beer creates a flavor that’s at once unique and recognizable, while it’s dry, crisp character and moderate alcohol make it as refreshing and functional as a crisp linen guayabera.

Added by SkinnyT on 10-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,187
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
723
pDev:
7.86%
 
 
Wants:
14
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140
Trade:
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Ratings: 723 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of CVanAuken
5/5  rDev +22.9%

This pale ale is ridiculously tasty, apricot and mango goodness. Enjoyed a lot.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerFist
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Hazy gold color, thin, white head that dissipates quickly

Smell: Big, juicy, fresh, tropical fruit.

Taste: Matches taste. Big, juicy, fresh tropical fruit with a bready, sourdough flavor. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Clean, crisp, fresh mouthfeel.

Overall: I really enjoy this style. I consider Zombie Dust the gold standard. I think I like this better than Zombie Dust. I look forward to doing a side-by-side comparison. Kudos to Cigar City for making another exceptional beer!

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Photo of trippnwo
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of SmashAdams
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent pale ale. It is exactly what I look for in a pale ale - great balance with a good malt background and plenty of hops. Citra works well with bright orange and pineapple flavors playing off slight caramel malts. This might be my favorite APA. yb

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Photo of Weekiwachee
4.99/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of terrysjag
4.96/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of sicilian
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious Citra Bomb!

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Photo of Thedrizzle
4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of entenduintransit
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigFloppyDonkeySocks
4.76/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of One1Asterisk
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of RichKent
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Really incredible beer. Poured from a 32oz Crowler the day after it was canned. The Citra hops shine through in this one!

Appearance - pours a fluffy, 2-3 finger head that recedes gradually with good lacing. Color is dark amber and slightly hazy.

Smells of wonderful Citra hops. Some grapefruit, but more guava, mango, and apricot.

Taste follows the smell. There's some sweetness from the malts, but again, this is a Citra forward beer. Tropical fruits and grapefruit with a grapefruit pith bitterness. The flavor changes as the beer warms, but it all tastes good. Amazing even. Close to Trillium Fort Point.

Mouth is a tiny bit on the syrupy side for me. It's solid, but if it were lighter and a bit more carbonated I'd like it even better. Probably slightly better right on tap.

Overall this is an awesome APA. Very hoppy with the perfect amount of bitterness. If you're lucky enough to find this on tap, get a crowler fill or two!

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Photo of HOPOHOLIC
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alexsergio
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GatorLCA
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rcamp28
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite pale ale's. Great city hop flavor. Perfect pale for those hot summer days. Very crisp with citrus notes that aren't too overwhelming. Really solid beer.

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Photo of Lapalou
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap and also from Crowler. Pours slightly cloudy with a good head head and mild citrus aroma. Taste is light citrus with a clean finish and becomes increasingly refreshing as you continue to drink it. Perfect citra hop finish. Not quite pseudo sue but an awesome pale ale that blows away CCBs other offerings in this category. Much better than invasion and tony Janus and as soon as they can it, CCB will hit another spectrum of drinkers who find jai alai and other offerings too malty. A special beer for CCB, which already has the best stouts an awesome brown ale and solid IPA offerings. Check another box

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4.68/5  rDev +15%

Photo of RC_Saunders
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yellow golden color, not too cloudy and not overly hoppy. Great Pale Ale! It is relatively smooth,with a good subtle flavor. This one definitely made me a fan of cigar city

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Photo of bubseymour
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An exceptional citra pale ale.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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