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Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas (Calypso)

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Clear copper and light bronzed coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of nuts, earth, metal and a hint of perfume - not much depth in the hop notes nor complexity. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive nuts and earthy flavours with a touch of metal and some subdued grain flavours. Aftertaste shows yeast, corn, malt, earth and nothing too pleasant or anything resembling hops. Overall, a surprisingly mundane beer with no character nor impressive flavours - this one is very passable and definitely not worth searching out. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Good Beer in New York, New York on 25-April-2014 for US$2,59 sampled at home in Washington on 06-Novmeber-2014 a day before leaving back for New York.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Can 12fl.oz.

[ As Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas (Calypso) ].
[ Courtesy of kaufmanised ].Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, pine - wood hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, pale malt, wood bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zekada (269) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
Can at bishops. Smell is very bland and doesnít say much. Pours light orange with a small white head. Taste is a bit bitter but has a fresh feeling of citrus. Palate is a bit thin. Overall a very non saying beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
12 oz can. The pour is an orangey clear gold. There is a nice white head and some great spotty clingy lacing. The aroma is more malty than hoppy, but there is a good piney resin to it, and a light earthiness. The flavor is definitely different. There is a maltiness going on, but not really a hop dominance in the flavor I'd expect. The resin is there and a good amount of fruitiness. The mouth feel is light at first, and the carbonation balances it out well. There is a subtle creaminess. The aftertaste is lingering and malty and dry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2546) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Can from backlog. Pours out the same as all the rest. Aroma is of sharp citrus, some floral/fruity notes and mild herbal aromas with the same clean malt the other ones have. Taste is lots of fruity/bitter citrus with mild herbal notes, some light flowery hops, more sharp lingering citrus and some balancing bready malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7097) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2014
12oz can courtesy of markwise. It pours with a copper body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of pine hops and sweet maltiness where Iím getting a sliver of citrus hops off in the background. The taste delivers a nice mix of pine hop flavor and bitterness as well as snippets of citrus hops amid a thin river of a sweet malty base. Pretty nice IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Not an IPA person but this one is ok. But not very good otherwise. One dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricyclist (847) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Honestly, calypso isnít my favorite hop varietal and this one may suffer from that. Aroma isnít as fruity as the other dry hopped series. Same goes as the flavor but this one has a bit more dryness and bitterness but not fruity. Either way, I dig the others.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
acearl (394) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Golden hue with creamy white head, decent lacing, smells la little doughy and yeasty, kind of dry, decent tang like citrus aftertaste, itís alright

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Awesome extra in trade. Pours rich golden with creamy small white head. Smell is subtle hops on this 3 month old can. Kind of creamy smelling with a papaya/guava type fruity nose not typical of most IPAs. Taste is much more bitter than the nose would lead on. Kind of a sharp grassy almost pilsner like bitterness to the flavor with a subtle tropical fruit flavor and a bitterness that borders on medicinal/aspirin. Full body, but not syrupy or heavy with appropriate refreshingly prickly carbonation. Very Good IPA overall but the slightly aspirin like bitterness holds it back from being great, even though it does have a unique fruitiness to it that I like.


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