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:
#5,066
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
707
pDev:
7.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 707 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz pour on tap Guayabera Cotta Pale Ale

A: hazy body very small creamy looking head body is a dirty Apple cider in color

S: lemon, light grass, cantaloupe, peach but not quite more like apricot and a light berry smell

T: lots of grassy lemon with lighter notes of honey and ripe melon like cantaloupe ending with a slight candied resin taste

M: lighter to medium nice bit of raw hops on your palate in the finish

O: amazingly good citra forward pale ale, zombie dust look out. If you like citra hops you will love this

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Photo of havron
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the brewery in Tampa last weekend, and enjoying again from a CCB Hydro Flask growler purchased and filled on the way out. Still fresh as ever and with plenty of carbonation. Poured into a tulip.

L: Pours a very pretty hazy bright golden apricot color with a solid bubbly white head that recedes to a fairly sticky ring leaving intermittent lacing.

S: Bright citrusy hop aroma of sweet lemon and grapefruit with a piney twang and a touch of cattiness.

T: Just like biting into a wedge of fresh, juicy grapefruit. Big Citra hops smack into the tongue with tangy grapefruit and lemon flavors buoyed up by effervescent carbonation and a sweet backbone of malt. The hops shift toward piney resinous tones as the taste evolves, the bitterness making a late appearance rising to a moderate level and lingering on the tongue. If I didn't know any better, I would've pegged this for an IPA, and I believe it very much borders on that classification.

F: Medium-bodied with a good amount of effervescent prickly carbonation complementing the bold citrus flavors. Satisfying and quite quaffable for the intensity of flavor. This could be a session ale if you don't easily tire of the bold taste of big citrusy hops.

O: Mmm, Citra. Call me biased, but I do love that hop, and Guayabera is as flamboyant a showcase for its qualities as I've yet had the pleasure to enjoy. Another very tasty effort from the crown jewel of Florida's craft brewing scene. It ain't no Jai Alai, of course, but this is quite an enjoyable beer and I recommend it to any visiting the brewpub.

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Photo of mleahy180
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Docrock
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

One of my long-time favorite APAs, especially for a low(er) ABV offering. Had it on tap at Cigar City multiple times, and now very happy to see it available in cans in my local Nashville market. Pours a gorgeous light orange-copper with a slight haze and a small white head that dissipates quite quickly and really only provides a few random spots of soft lacing down the glass.

Smell is all citra, incredibly sweet and citrusy, with fresh grass, pine resin, a little berry, and a lot of dankness. This is a semi-balanced beer, so there's some definite breadiness and cracker notes, as well.

Given the lower ABV the taste profile doesn't match the bigness of the aromas, but it's incredibly bright and refreshing. I get orange and lemon and bitter pith up front, followed by a splash of sweet citrus and sweet biscuit, then the dankness sets in with some resiny pine and lemongrass, with bright grapefruit providing the chaser that leads to a long-lasting bitterness mixed with a little tartness. Very easy to sip this one quickly if you like it juicy and pithy.

Feel is stickier than the light look would suggest, with just the right amount of carbonation and a very silky feel. Coats the tongue and teeth well, which makes that pithy, bitter aftertaste linger even longer.

Just a rock solid beer that I love coming back to and am never disappointed by, even in a world where pushing the limits of hoppiness, bitterness, and/or juiciness has become the norm.

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Photo of kwkurdziel
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mersh
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rockinbrewer17
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

American pale ale brewed with citra hops. This was my first taste of this hop variety. The notes of citrus are outstanding. This beer is a must have for citrus lovers.

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of crobinso
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid Citra pale ale. I wish I could compare it with Pseudosue or Zombie Dust but it is what it is. I think my favorite Citra pale ale is still Zombie Dust. Nice juicy (mainly orange juice) pale ale. Pushes the limits of a pale ale for sure.

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

cool to have so many cigar city beers around town this weekend for the beer festival, thats always a treat. this is a citra hop pale ale, and looks to be not double, but triple listed on their page here. we really need to find a way to get that slop cleaned up. in any event, its a nice beer, but not worth a long wait in a line, fortunately there was enough around town that this was skippable at the festival itself. pale in color with a little haze, and nice and heady, white and lasting. it smells like citra all the way, but without that urine property i sometimes get from this strain. its clean despite having some body, and is carbonated well enough to cut the florida humidity. citra is more obvious in the nose than the taste, still there in the flavor, but far less convincing. it ends up being on the little generic side considering the following these guys have and the stoke levels that always accompany any of their beers. i liked it, found it refreshing, well balanced, and real drinkable, but i dont see what all the fuss is about, at least not with this particular brew.

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

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

Photo of SveNss0N
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Guayabera Citra Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 707 ratings