Citrus Wizard | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

all orange peel. Like biting straight into an orange.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from 32oz Crowler, fill date of May 26, 2015, tasted June 5, 2015, thanks floridadrift

A — Pours a deep red hued amber, almost looks like the color on the accent on the crowler, there is a fluffy light amber colored head here as well, thanks for crowler freshness! Lacing is large, sticky, and consistently left behind.

S — Smells of bright tangerine, citrus, lemon peel, orange rind, grapefruit pith, quite bitter and sweet all at once.

T — Tastes like a gigantic citrus explosion. Orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon peel, lime rind, Ugli fruit, blood orange, cedar wood, spanish cedar like the inside of a cigar box, exceedingly bitter and amazing, what wizardry is this? Unbelievably complex and unique, never experienced a citrus profile like this before. Lots of bright excellent citrus notes without any unnecessary sweetness.

M — Medium bodied and dry, the finish is long and drawn out quite nicely, really does dry out the palate though, wonder what the IBUs are here.

O — Absolutely unlike any beer I have ever had before, huge citrus and light woodiness to dry it all out, this is like a big glass of Orange, Grapefruit, Cedar juice, OGC juice, is that a thing? Great work CCB, keep up the Wizardry!

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