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:
#5,294
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
733
pDev:
7.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 733 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of socon67
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nhmp105
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nctide
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffdr123
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In a plastic cup at Beno's Barbecue. Pretty gold. Very little to the sniff. The 100% citra hops gives it an over the top bitterness and tanginess that's a nice change of pace. Both light and flavorful at the same time. A little like chewing on a tangerine rind.

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Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stillyman11
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jorgerod99
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of logicalparadox
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A session pale ale that really delivers.

Hazy, with an oozey head and a great amber to dark honey color.

The hop aromas jump out of the glass with all kinds of citrus freshness, zest, rinds, and a really nice accent of tropical fruit and grassy/herbaceous highlights. A grainy malt backbone rounds things out.

The flavors follow the nose here, but the result is so quenching and refreshing. The hop bitterness is moderate and pleasant, supported by moderate maltiness and very orangey and grapefruit citrus notes. Less tropical here, but there's some notable pineapple.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are where this brew stands out. With all the flavor and aromatics going on here, the package is juicy and easy drinking. Just enough malty goodness to provide a backbone and hold things together.

Overall a really great beer! Those citra hops come through in a way that makes me realize I haven't really known them up until now.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

On tap at the brewery. Golden and clear with a ringing of white tiny bubbles. Aroma is spicy citra. Passion fruit with white pepper. Cracker malt. Taste is like the aroma but lacks as mouth citra flavor as my favorites. Mouthfeel has a longer more bitter finish like a zombie dust and less like a pseudo sue. Overall a good citra pale but a step behind the leaders for me.

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Photo of kidzord
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guayabera Citra Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 733 ratings