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:
#4,947
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
693
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
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Photo of Slarson7
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claytonham34
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Labo
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerLover99
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of c3p0
2.84/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of arizcards
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a can from Kings Beer & Wine cooler on 5-25-18 for $2.19. Canned on 3-19-18; cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured orange with a large soap bubble white head that is flotsam long after the first pour.

Nose is fresh citrus forward.

Taste is tangerine forward with some floral impartation. Finish is grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel is heavy for a near session beer, fairly refreshing though.

Overall this beer drinks bigger than a session brew. Full of flavor it is one to try if you like a bitter APA!

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Photo of rdub
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mildly hazy body; lasting yet relatively thin, soapy head. Malty and floral aroma; esters. Decent malt and hop bitter flavor. Medium heavy body; some residual sugar heaviness; a tad prickly on the palate.

I don't recall when I acquired this beer, but the canning date is 12/07/17, so it is relatively old by APA standards. And with that in mind, I'm still rating this based on my current impressions, but I will look for it again and re-review it when I come across a fresher version. So, with that background, this is still a fine IPA nine months out. I'm assuming that a fresher version would be even better.

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Photo of desint
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Fiddlehead Teku

L: Hazed medium golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head.

S: Citrusy hops and tropicals.

T/F: Light grains... grapefruit/citrus hops... the citra is really shown off nicely. MIlder tropical notes... light bodied with delicate carbonation. Drinks a little bit like a session NEIPA, and the hop profile is similar if less intense. Super drinkable and refreshing.

O: A really flavorful APA. Great work and glad we can finally get this stuff up in Pennsylvania.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XanaduBarnes
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice light Puckery a little juice IPA

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Photo of Paradox1000
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasty citrus, tropical and well balanced IPA! Not heavy with malts which is my preference. Nice aroma.
Cigar City did a good job with the Citra hops.

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Photo of lochraneg
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a hazy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Fantastic lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops. citrus fruit, malt, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of malt (barely present), a good shot of citrus fruit (lime, in particular), a lot of hops (not too much, though), some berries, and light tropical fruit. A sweet and fruity flavor. Being that this is an APA, they keep the hops content low. Quite well balanced and delicious.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a satisfying, easy to drink beer. A good beer for a hot day.

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Photo of rbenitez251
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic beer. Hoppy and citrusy on the nose. Very good citrus on the mouth. Medium bodied, good bitter. Fantastic all day drinking.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper colored with a light haziness. There's a fingernail of off white covering the top. The aroma is of lemon lime and ginger. I'm tasting that lemon lime which also provides a pleasant cooling sensation to the tongue. Light malt is also in the mix to counter the citrus fruit.

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Photo of Johncnh
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange like every other beer, minimal head
Stone fruit, yeast, grapefruit, lemon, orange, esters
Berries, leather, cherry, earth, lime, orange
Little carbonation, a little heavy
Kind of an odd beer, don't think I'd try it again

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Guayabera Citra Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 693 ratings