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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on Spanish cedar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2009
bottle thanks to Cavie or ericandersnavy, who shared it at the Houston RB Tasting in October. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Nose is of fermented citrus fruit and wood. Taste is of citrus hops and tobacco. Mouthfeel is very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Altair. Arôme: Odeur de cèdre et d’agrumes avec une pointe résineuse. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cèdre et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #2704)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a cloudy amber color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, and pine hops with a touch of sweet toasted malt hiding behind the hops. I can’t detect any cedar in the aroma. I’m bummed because cedar is one of my favorite aromas. Flavor has a little more malt to it, but the hops still stand out. I’m not quite sure I’m detecting the cedar. There is a light spiciness I’m getting in the finish. Cedar? The finish is smooth and lacks that sharp hop bite I’ve come to enjoy in my IPA’s. Still, it’s not astringent, and that’s a plus. Medium to full body. A very nice beer. Thanks Jason.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (6184) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
This one poured a hazy orange color with an off white head. Aroma was sticky sweet malts, grapefruit, pine and cedar. Flavor was bright strong grapefruit, some pine, and then a big strong cedar taste to balance out the sweetness at the end. Very interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2009
750 ml bottle. Thanks DChmela! Rich coppery pour with a nice lacie head. Citrus Pine nuts dark malts. Flowery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Good floral and grapefruit aromas. Darker shade of orange body with off white foamy head. Good lacing left on mug. Mellow IPA with grafruit flavor some mild spice notes in the background. Good beer to relax to after work. Thanks Eric.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
750ml bottle shared by DuffManSW, again, big thanks Sean. Rating #145. Very nice color, kind of orange with a slight pink tint to it. Great aroma as well, light pine and some citrus, very floral with some sweet spice as well. Hoppy flavor, more sweetness and a little spice, real nice hop character, very good beer. (1032)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1873) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of Daknole. Pours a hazy red/orange color with a good sized off white head and a lasting veil of foamy lace. Heavy grapefruit aroma with a cedar undertone. Moderate in body, although sticky, with low carbonation. Flavor is grapefruit hop, as well as some other citrus fruits and pine. There’s just a subtle hint of cedar in the taste taking some of the edge off the hops. Very nice, thanks again Dak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to dchmela! Pours reddish burnt orange with a creamy, lasting off-white head. Aroma is a balanced and well rounded mix with lemon zest, pine, orange, earth, vanilla, mint, and a gentle woodsy touch. Tastes of caramel malt and brown sugar at first with nuts, light vanilla, toast, gentle orange and lemon, leaves, and just a subtle hint of nutty wood warmth. The finish brings out a bit more wood and light vanilla fading to a buttered toast, bitter grapefruit, and earth aftertaste. Bitterness cuts the sweetness effectively. It’s well rounded throughout and the balance is impressive. Medium bodied, chewier than the normal IPA though with creamy, nearly soft carbonation. Most excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of dakine. I was saving this for a special tasting, but due to a change in job status it looks like I’m not gonna make any tastings any time soon. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a big rocky white head that has great retention and lots of sticky lacing. The aroma is strong, sweet and spicy with sawdust(cedar I presume), citrus(oranges and lemon), hops and a bit of candy. The taste is compliments the aroma nicely, toffee malts meet citrus and pine in a smooth drinkable way. The hops are pleasantly biter without being harsh or obnoxious. This strikes me as a maltier version of Pliny, very nice. The palate is a bit uneven starting thin and building a to full, almost chewy, malty conclusion. The finish is long and dry with lingering caramel malts and lightly biter hops. Overall: This is a very good IPA, one of the maltier IPA’s that I can remember. I look forward to drinking it again sometime in the future.

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