Guayabera Citra Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Guayabera Citra Pale AleGuayabera Citra Pale Ale
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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:
#5,304
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
734
pDev:
7.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 734 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of kuhndog
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

12 oz can

Pours mostly clear golden, coarse white head retains as suds.

Smells of fredh grassy malts and citrus hops.

Flavor is of cereal and grassy malts with mild dry and citrusy hops.

Medium body, lightly stinging carbonation.

Decent pale, good flavor, drinks smooth. Worth trying.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Santosizer
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So disappointed with Bevmo. Picked up a can from Feb of 2018. Damn, it's already September of 2018. Gross.

A: Pours that classic light lemonade color malt you'd expect for this style. 2 finger width of head. Quickly disappears.

S: Stone fruity. Peach, apricot, pear, mango, mild sweet molasses, and ends with a rising bread.

T: Just like the smell. Some chalk to it.

O: I gotta admit, this beer has aged nicely. Really nice to be honest! Some chalk on the backend which is to be expected. But everything else held up nicely. I'll give this another go.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped canning date is '07/02/18'.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. One finger white head dissipates to island and ring. Leaves a few spots of lacing.
Smells like lemon/lime and tangerine.
Sweeter citrus taste of tangerine and lime. There could be berries but not really identifiable. Supporting malt. Has a little citrus pith bitterness in the after taste.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Pleasant session pale ale with a depth of flavors.
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8/18/2018

Had another 'Guayabera' beer, with a canning date of '08/23/18'.
Pours a two finger white, bubbly head, which quickly reduces to partial cap and thin ring.
Aroma and taste as described before, with tangerine, lime, and berries.
Another pleasant drinking experience, with no change in the rating.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a semi hazy golden orange color which displays some clarity as there is some visible carbonation. A large thumb length foam head features good retention and lots of lathery lacing.
Big citrus aroma, including orange zest, grapefruit pulp, lime. Also, notes of tropical fruit; pineapple, mango and papaya.
Hops flavors of freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, as well as hints of tropical fruit, take center stage. They masterfully interact with an equally important malt presence that evokes cracker and light caramel. The bitterness is subtle and very smooth, aided by the lime lime and light peppery spice middle palate. The finish evokes grapefruit rind and has a moderate to mild bitterness.
Medium bodied, angling towards light, and smooth. Juicy, silky, as well as a strong citrusy zest that tingles the mouth.
Very well done juicy APA that takes elements from NEIPA while still showcasing malts. Great job by an awesome brewery.

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

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Photo of MAbrew88
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky golden color, with a 2 finger white frothy head. The retention is quite good, and there's some lacing on the glass.
The nose is really deep and tropical. Way more than a citrus aroma. Hard to describe, but it is a rich aroma.
Taste - This beer is mellow, and it's a lot more mellow than the nose would suggest. Up front it is a smooth, I'd say, not grapefruit, some citrus. Hint of lime, but a citrus I don't know - the can says tangerine. On the backside there is a slight hop bite.
Decent body. Just about right for this style of beer. The hops do linger, and I like it.
Delicious, solid IPA. I almost think this is better than Jai Alai. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but this is more approachable than it.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitburger
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reef
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/13/18

Slightly hazy amber color with thin head, spotty lacing.
Inviting lemony, melon, raspberry scent.
Lemon lime, peach flavors in a hop dominance.
Soft initial mouth feel with a little late bitterness. Dry and refreshing.
Age probably muted the flavors, but still an impressive low ABV summer beer.

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

Photo of ntanner83
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Guayabera Citra Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 734 ratings