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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on Spanish cedar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
( 750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy ) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a moderate white head. Aroma of grapefruit, girly soap/bubble bath, cedar, and florals. Flavor of caramel malt and hops (citrus, herbal, earth) with a bitter, dry cedar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2009 750mL bottle from darkguardian. Hazy medium orange with a lasting yellowish head.Spicy lemony hairspray nose with a woody backend mild caramel. Almost has an alka seltzer water note. Flavor continues with the hairspray and earth, lots of white pepper and grapefruit zest, bitterness at a 6. Light alcohol. Mod carbonation with a medium body. This was not tasty--different--but not that great. Too much cedar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Thanks to emacgee for sharing this one at the CC gathering. Iíve been running hot and cold with the wood-aged IPAs lately, but I thought this one was mostly quite nice. An appealingly dank pour with a modest fluffy head, and a nose mostly dominated by sweet tropical fruits. You do get some of the woody character there, which is even more pronounced in the taste. Some about the wood makes it taste like an almost rye-ish spice, and I found that it complemented the intense citrus pretty nicely (almost like southern Indian food in some odd way).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (818) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle shared with Bigmmartin, thanks, g. Pours a wonderful orangish amber with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is hoppy and sweet with notes of fresh cedar, spices (maybe corriander?), pine, grass, and citrus. On the palate, it is a little dry, but refreshing. The flavor brings out a bit of a peppery character to it and really brings out the cedar (reminds me of the inside of my humidor). Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. THere was nothing too extreme about it, but the ceday adds a very nice flavor to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3871) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Thanks fishingnet for sending. Pours a cloudy amber with a one finger head. The nose is sweet, nice citrusy character, piny/sprucy aroma, spicy, fruity, woody. Interesting aroma. Flavor is quite spicy, cedar gives an astringency that Iím not digging, citrus rind and pink grapefruit juice, peppery. Spicy palate with a woody astringency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Cedar Aged IPA
Date: August 13, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, woody sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, well balanced hops, lots of spicness, lingering bitterness
Overall: cedar adds a unique character that provides both a sweetness and an earthyness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Humidor IPA
Date: March 23, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewery
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet woody aroma, sweet crystal malt, lots of wood character
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of wood and earthy hops, light spicyness from the cedar that picks up a peppery edge, just a touch of malty sweetness, long bitter finish

Name: Humidor IPA
Date: September 10, 2011
Mode: firkin
Source: the porter
Score: 3.5
Appearance: opaque orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy peppery aroma
Flavor: peppery flavor, lots of cedar, hops add depth
Overall: nicely subdued on cask

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 Bottle thanks to Tarheels86! Bright vibrant gold in color, a little hazy, with a white head. Aroma is somewhat subtle, but has itís share of spice and citrusy hops. Flavor is pretty damn nice, but nothing really strong or extreme. Moderate all around, with a citrus and grassy hops and of course a touch of cedar. I didnít get as much cedar as I thought I would, but it stood out here and there. Just enough to add an interesting character to a very drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks Ibrew2or3! - Pours out a almost viscous orange with a medium fluffy head...aroma is what sells it, floral and resiny hops, bready dough and dry aromatic wood...flavour is a blending of all that, with some sticky oily/greasy pine and nicely lingering hop bite...I didnít get too much cedar, or maybe I just couldnít pick it out from what all was going on, but great to try...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured light gold with a nice white head that laces the glass. aroma was cedar, some spices, and off insect repellant. flavor was cedar and spices. light body and high carbonation. a solid offering from the CCB fellas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Nose is some cedar, spice, and earth. Taste is piney, grassy, burnt, bitter, and a little bit of cocoa nibs. Medium weight mouthfeel and long finish.

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