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This 60 IBU Caribbean-style IPA was brewed at the Cervezas del Sur Brewery in Ponce, Puerto Rico by Cigar City Brewmaster Wayne Wambles. The mango tree-lined streets of Ponce put us in a tropical mood and Hopped on the High Seas is the result of that Caribbean feeling. High Seas is a 7% ABV IPA dry-hopped exclusively with one variety of hop; 165 lbs of them in fact! And since we wanted to put this beer in our favorite container, the 12 oz can, a sea journey was required to get the beer back to Tampa for canning. We took the opportunity to add the dry-hops to the refrigerated shipping container prior to racking. Which means this beer truly was Hopped on the High Seas. As the beer made its way home, the gentle motion of the ocean worked to infuse the luscious aromatics of the hops. The result is big tropical aromas and flavors, light balancing malt backbone and a clean bitter finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Can from CCB. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a white head. Nose is tropical fruit, citrus, herbs, slightly dank, and some nice sweet and candied citrus note (Wayne says Orange Creamsicle, and I can definitely see it). Flavor is similar with sweet citrus, some light caramel malt, and some herbs, tropical fruit and lingering sweet citrus. Light to medium in body and a very nice beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014

Can 12fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas IPA (Hop #529) ].
Clear light medium yellow color with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, citrus, tropical fruit, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2719) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange color with a white creamy head. Aroma of mango, pineapple, pine, and hint of bread. Flavorful with pineapple, mango, bread, and pine with a subtle hop bite. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (1443) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Can at Craig’s. Pours golden yellow amber, sweet, dry and fruity citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4387) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
23/V/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can from a trade @ home - canned: I/30/14 (2014-523) Thanks to Abu-Nassim for the trade!

Clear bright orange beer, big creamy off-white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: fruity, citrus, bit sweet, grassy, piny notes, some grapefruit. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very bitter and hoppy, wood notes, some citrus, piny, grapefruit, very dry. Aftertaste: chemical, medicinal bitterness, very bitter, citrus, bit spicy, peppery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (189) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pour from can, deep clear gold with thick off white head. Aroma has notes of mango, pineapple, bread, grass, faint pine. Flavor is bready, nice and dry, relatively thin body, more pineapple on tongue.. finishes with bitter hop fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2281) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Hazy light golden pour with a thick head ... aroma of light straw/floral hops, light tropical fruits and caramel malts .... has a straw pilsner type of feel with a floral hop, light tropical fruit notes and sweet caramel malt ... finishes dry, sweet and malty with a lingering floral hop bite to it .... was an ok brew nothing over the top and the abv was hidden well

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1158) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2014
Can shared with tderoeck, many thanks! Hazy orange colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Fruity aroma (tropical fruit), very bitter aftertaste. Easy drinkable. Good IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1959) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Aroma: Mango, Mildly Herbal, Mildly Bready, Mildly Piney Appearance: Mildly Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Mildly Piney, Mildly Herbal, Mild Tangerine, Mild Mango Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Can from Decicco Ardsley I think. Pale gold with chill haze small lasting white head and lace. Tangerine fresh hoppy and bready aroma. Very fruity tangerine mango medium sweetness and medium assertive citrus rind dry finish. Medium light body. Refreshing. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and caramel. Similar flavors with moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

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