Guayabera Citra Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Guayabera Citra Pale AleGuayabera Citra Pale Ale
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4.06/5
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720 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:
#5,505
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
720
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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Photo of Mersh
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rockinbrewer17
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
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 -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
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 -6.2%
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 +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seamus
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papajohn56
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lapalou
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap and also from Crowler. Pours slightly cloudy with a good head head and mild citrus aroma. Taste is light citrus with a clean finish and becomes increasingly refreshing as you continue to drink it. Perfect citra hop finish. Not quite pseudo sue but an awesome pale ale that blows away CCBs other offerings in this category. Much better than invasion and tony Janus and as soon as they can it, CCB will hit another spectrum of drinkers who find jai alai and other offerings too malty. A special beer for CCB, which already has the best stouts an awesome brown ale and solid IPA offerings. Check another box

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Photo of Danny1217
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Spock_Savage
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Will buy again, though I'd only do so in the summer.

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Photo of I-LIKE-BEER74
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden, maybe a tinge of amber and fairly clear, capped by a thinnish, white head.

Smell: Garden variety pale malts with aromatic hops smelling of green herb of the kind bud variety, sharp citrus and some pine.

Taste: Pale malts, minor hint of toasted grains, a bit bready. Little showing of malty sweetness. Robustly herbal, pulped citrus fruits and (again) some pine. Moderate bitterness. Hop flavors and their imparted bitterness carry one through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's a hoppy ale, alright.

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Photo of mullenite
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KRG
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joemochas
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guayabera Citra Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 720 ratings