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

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

This pale ale is ridiculously tasty, apricot and mango goodness. Enjoyed a lot.

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4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the better pale ales I have ever had. If you were to tell me this was and IPA I would have no trouble believing you. There are wonderful smells of orange marmalade, citrus rind and even prominent piney notes on the nose. The flavor follows suit with tons of citrus and fresh grassy tones that really carry an amazing character. On the back side of the palate develops a beautiful sweet cracker like feel that is just so attractive and unique for the style. This is such a complete and complex beer for a pale ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of RichKent
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Really incredible beer. Poured from a 32oz Crowler the day after it was canned. The Citra hops shine through in this one!

Appearance - pours a fluffy, 2-3 finger head that recedes gradually with good lacing. Color is dark amber and slightly hazy.

Smells of wonderful Citra hops. Some grapefruit, but more guava, mango, and apricot.

Taste follows the smell. There's some sweetness from the malts, but again, this is a Citra forward beer. Tropical fruits and grapefruit with a grapefruit pith bitterness. The flavor changes as the beer warms, but it all tastes good. Amazing even. Close to Trillium Fort Point.

Mouth is a tiny bit on the syrupy side for me. It's solid, but if it were lighter and a bit more carbonated I'd like it even better. Probably slightly better right on tap.

Overall this is an awesome APA. Very hoppy with the perfect amount of bitterness. If you're lucky enough to find this on tap, get a crowler fill or two!

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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