Guayabera Citra Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Guayabera Citra Pale AleGuayabera Citra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.07/5
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633 Ratings
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:
#3,013
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
633
pDev:
7.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 633 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of smcolw
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick, slowly receding head. Thick initial ring of lace with downward streaks thereafter. The liquid is cloudy with a dirty gold color.

The smell is of freshly opened hop pellets--floral and mildly sweet. There's a solid maltiness to the nose as well. Very attractive.

The malt base never quite makes it through because the hop is surprisingly bitter, but not extreme or overwhelming. Decent body with ample carbonation, this isn't particularly notable. The moderate lasting aftertaste is well balanced with a peppery spice and just a touch of semisweet pale malt.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can June 2018

Reviews of this beer should be overwhelmingly positive. Super pungent fresh sipping pale, that falls more broadly in the new world juicy IPA category (see MIA MegaMix and CComforts Automatic). Yet another fantastic beer from Cigar City.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brief impression from a can:

Overcarbonated but drinkable with a pleasant hop profile.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skabiski
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flaskman
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into an IPA glass. It looks golden yellow with a subtle cloudiness and a modest head that left a surprising amount of lacing. It smells like an inviting mix of sweet tropical goodness. The first sip is delicious. It is sweet and fruity with an ever so slight bitterness to the finish. It is very well balanced and an easy drinker. The mouthfeel is just thick enough with not much sticky on the lips. An excellent beer from start to finish.

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Photo of Psquared93
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CarrieB
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hman43
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours hazy golden and orange with a pillow white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: The aroma has grassy notes with tangerine. There are secondary notes of lime and berries.

Taste: The lime and citrus are more prominent in the taste with a rind coming in the secondary notes. There are some bready elements with slight tangerine and berries.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a bit of a sharp edge in the finish.

Overall, quite a flavorable beer.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a wine glass. This beer pours out a straw/lemon color with a thin white crown. Looks pleasant, almost like a light fruit juice. The smell imparts some citrus along with a very prominent note of berries. The taste is tangy with the citrus notes and then wants to turn into the berry notes but only slightly does. Would love if there were more of them. A straw like dryness on the mouthfeel. Overall, not the best I've had from Cigar city but solid and enjoy it nonetheless.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jera1350
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a slight hazes straw golden color. Smell is citra,tangerine ,mango and orange peel. Taste follows nose nicely tropical with citra leading the way its accompanied but oranges and lemon peel a touch of pine resin in the finish with some caramel malts Mouth feel hoppy and slight bitter finish. This is one i will buy a sixer of.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsr1961
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

The beer pours a hazy lemon yellow with a creamy head that falls clinging in rings. You can just see a subtle orange blush. Nose is tangerine and lemon. Cracker and tropical fruit. Sweet grasses and dank spice. Peppery hops. Drinks just like the nose and is accented by a light but lasting bitterness. Firm malty finish but abundant with hop flavors. That light tasting , juicy orange steals the show and the low abv keeps it going down easily. The bitterness is just enough to cleanse the palate and leave you with lemon, cracker and a tiny bit of white pepper. I'd say this brewer just winked at me with a pleasant and easy drinking beer that is a compliment to both Chinese and Indian food. Delicate and enjoyably sessionable.

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

Guayabera Citra Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 633 ratings