Citrus Wizard | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This guy is an American red ale aged on orange wood, Spanish cedar, dry-hopped with New Zealand Motueka hops and aged on some citrus elements. What that all means is that this is a citrus bomb. Huge grapefruit flavor! Tasting room exclusive. We're selling growlers to go as well, both quarts and gallons! Come stop by and see if the wizard puts you under his spell.

Added by CampusCrew on 10-07-2012

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4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep red brown in color with some haze. One finger's worth of just-off-white head and moderate visible carbonation.

S: Citrus punch (grapefruit & orange), tropical fruit (pineapple, mango), woody cedar, a smidge of pine, and some roasted malt in the background. Flat out smells amazing.

T: Follows the nose, and it's a good thing. Fruitiness stays forward with the cedar wood, and a hint of spiciness, and just enough malt to try to balance it out.

M: Sticky, resiny mouthfeel, smooth texture, medium body. Overall a little sweet. Alcohol well-hidden.

O: I am blown away by this beer. This is insanely good & fresh. My only (small) quibble is that if anything, it tastes like someone poured a little fruit juice into my beer. But it's still very, very good. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into shaker pint on tap

A: Very muddy brown orangish hue really not much of a head on this beer

S: smelled of pure grapefruit candy very sweet smelling and maybe a little wood

T: Super citrusy, syrupy sweet, and a minor touch of wood

M: cloying very thick and syrupy on the tongue unpleasant at best

O: Except for being overly sweet and very cloying the taste is pretty good it's just hard to drink more than one of these and after the first one I'm not really sure you'd want to anyway.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

This beer absolutely caught me by surprise. The first several sips, I wasn't sure what to make of it. The nose was very perfumed, I caught some (what I interpreted as) cedar and huge grapefruit. By about 1/3 of the glass, I was entranced. It's fruity and magnificent, and worth your time and a full pour. A sample will simply not do this justice.

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Citrus Wizard from Cigar City Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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