Czig Meister The Admiral’s Flagship – U.S.S. Citra

When Val and I were in the city for the Stadium Series, we went to this restaurant in Navy Yard called Bar Amis. It’s a Vetri restaurant and the food was absolutely amazing. Everything we got was amazing. It’s a great stop for food before a game.

ABV: 8.8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Czigler family’s passion for beer and the brewing process started when Matthew Czigler began to home brew as a hobby. Family and friends would always look forward to Matt bringing a variety of delicious beers to every get together. After all the positive feedback, Matt decided to have a career change that the whole family supported. The commitment to excellence in brewing is forged by our motto ‘Master Your Craft’. The year round and seasonal beers are brewed to traditional old world classic standards. The theme of our brewery is old world crafts. The year round beers are named after these old world crafts.”

Random: I’ve been trying to focus a bit more on Jersey beers. I just wish I had more time to visit the actual breweries.

This beer poured with a one finger, off white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly cloudy, orange color with moderate carbonation. The nose was filled with citrus. I picked up grapefruit and orange segments. The taste was much of the same. I picked up some grapefruit juice along with grapefruit rind. There was a touch of malt at the end. The body was on the lighter side, but the alcohol did make an appearance. It had a quick finish with grapefruit. I thought this beer was alright, but I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Czig Meister The Shipwright

So, Val and I are finally married. It was an amazing day that we will remember for the rest of our lives. I’m sure that I’ll be posting lots about the wedding, but we are definitely exhausted after the entire weekend and are hanging out on the couch since we took the Monday after the wedding off, so at least I can catch up on some posts.

ABV: 6.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This IPA has HUGE hop aroma and flavor. With just enough of a malt backbone to keep this beer easy drinking, the hops do all the work. Big citrusy and fruity flavors come through from the copious dry hop and late kettle additions of Amarillo, El Dorado and Citra hops.”

Random: This is my first beer from Czig Meister. They’re on my short list of breweries to visit.

The beer poured with a two finger, thick, light tan head. It took awhile to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was clear and a medium brown color. It had generous carbonation visible. The nose was filled with grapefruit and citrus hops up front. There was also a significant amount of malt present up front as well that presented as toasted brown bread. The taste also started with bright, citrus hops like freshly squeezed grapefruit. It went into pine resin and then broke through to the biscuity malts. It was decently bitter but the malts balance it out. The body was on the medium side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with brown bread and biscuit malts that provided some slight sweetness. A pounder can ran me $3.50, which came to $.22 per ounce, which is on the more expensive side. I liked this beer, but it wasn’t my favorite of the style, but definitely a solid selection.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0