Cigar City Guayabera Citra Pale Ale

I remember when it was difficult to find Cigar City in the area. Now that I’m spoiled because we get distribution, I found this beer hanging out on the shelf. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: This is a regular release from Cigar City.

The beer poured with a two finger, cream-colored head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a small crown on top of the cloudy, orange body. There was only some carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of citrus, specifically pomelo, grapefruit and Mandarin orange. The taste was more of the same. It had a huge amount of citrus with orange, pomelo and lemon. It also had a touch of tropical flavor with pineapple. The body was on the lighter side with lots of carbonation. The finish was quick with citrus. This was $6 per can, which came to $.17 per ounce. I thought this was an easy drinker that I would have again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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