hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Mostly clear, straw-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aromatic highlights are spicy cedar, citrus peel an both spice-rack lemon pepper and spice-rack coriander. Medium to full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is nearly tart, moderately bitter and lemon peppery. Finishes tangy, bitter and a touch citrusy.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden/yellow color with an averaged sized off white head. Woody, cedar, vanilla, with some spices. Some fruitiness and bread too.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, big white head. Yeasty aroma, lots of cedar, some sweet honeyed notes, spice. Flavor is cedar heavy, some spice, yeast, a bit sweet with some tart notes in the back. Interesting to say the least.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Hazy golden appearance with a cream colored head. Very spicy cedar, tobacco, woody aroma with lighter citrusy notes. Spicy cedar, woody, lemon citrusy, a bit smoky, mainly cedar flavor.
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lateral tasting with bottles from Lueken Liquors. Funky aroma, the funk stays in the taste and is moderated by some grapefruit and lemon and the wood. Very good very spicy flavour, but you have to tolerate the barnyard. Good drinkability.Full mouthfeel, carbonation significant.
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber from Railroad Street Tavern. Pours turbid vivid gold with 3-finger well-retained creamy head. Nose is that awesome fresh ground black pepper right out of the mill, piney hops, cedar, mango, and florals. Nose reminds me a great deal of Humidor Cedar Jai Alai. Tastes very fruity, somewhat sweet, with orange marmalade and mango flavors, intense cedary black pepper, hops, and some finishing florals. Flavor is complex, with a lot of fruit, tons of cedary peppery notes, and a juicy deliciousness that makes you want to drink it with a funnel.
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Hazy golden color, white head. Wood, perfume, alcohol, fruity scent. Wood, bitter, dry, very bitter, loads of white skin of inside of grape peel taste, damn nasty! Medium mouthfeel, wierd bitterness. No thank you!
The taste for me was just plain utterly horrible! I would imagine this is how it taste if you peel a few grape fruits, then pick the white stuff away from it, soaks it in alcohol and then drinks it, worst stuff i’ve drank in years, and the only beer at thsi tasting I had to drain pour from my glass. Vile.
Scent was OK though, as was looks and mouthfeel, just that damned taste that ruined the whole thing.
Rune (7242) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample, thanks to Henrik Soegaard for sharing. Unclear golden body. Spotty lacing. Dry lemony hops to the nose, slightly spiced. Bittersweet taste profile of tangy fruits, mild pepper and yeasty fruitiness towards the ending. Fresh and dry bitter endnotes. Good, but far from being a favourite (Copenhagen, 12.05.2012).
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Tap at Blind Tiger.
My god. I’ve tried pretty much all the cedar stuff from Cigar City and none of them are holding back on the wood character but this one is way more than the others. It’s like it’s been double cedared or something. Thoroughly intense wood and lemon and epic spice. Drinks like 4%. Nothing like the 9 plus quoted. Spicy grapefruit wood finish. Quite a shocking experience but thoroughly enjoyable all the way through.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium golden with a short, well-retained, whitish head. The aroma picked up lots of floral and peppery cedar notes over mixed lighter-skinned fruits and bready malt.. fruit skins and floral notes on the strong back of the nose. The flavor found warm bread and fruity notes at the core, with tangy fruit skins and bitter floral notes around.. peppery and yeasty on the long finish.. good stuff in there, but it needed some subtlety. Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. just too big for my liking.