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RATINGS: 752   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Cloudy copper appearance with a soapy, seductive head. Brilliant aroma of cedar and fresh, green hops. Loud grapefruit, pine, lemon, and brown sugar sweetness with a rich, bitter aftertaste that lands me in a humidor in the heart of little Cuba, searching for the perfect compliment. Truly perfect.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bomber with big thanks to Beerlando. Pours a copper-amber with a good deal of dense white head. Very thick foam on this beer, and it’s not going anywhere soon! Aroma of cedar is evident from the moment I open the bottle. Aroma is a pleasant mixture of that same cedar and citrusy (grapefuit) hops and malt. Initial flavor is bitter hops, but then a wonderful roasty ceadr malt kicks in followed by a sweet, almost cinammon-spicey finish. Great mouthfeel and wonderful body on this beer. The alcohol comes through in the middle palate and is warming a pleasant. This is putting up a fight to be my favorite IPA so far! Excellent smooth, subtle, smokey quality to this brew, and I am very thankful, again, to Beerlando for sending it my way!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009 Bottle thanks to cavie. Pours a cloudy gold with off-white head. Aroma is very nice, very aromatic grapefruit hops, some malt. Flavor is malty, some wood, nice hoppy flavor with a nice complimentary bitter. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, a very well made IPA!

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pepsican (1447) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 First beer after a sixth week break. Big thanks to the florida crew for being so generous with the CCB stuff! Pours dirty orange with a small but lasting white head. Aroma is promising, the cedar almost gives this a woodsy hop note, and adds quite a bit of spice. Flavor comes through very bland. The hops have that terrible orange sucker oxidation flavor going on, and the cedar seems to get muddled into making them way too earthy. Has some nice hints of grapefruit and floral hopiness though. Caramel maltiness rounds this one out. Finish has an odd metallic and boozy twang, which is odd considering the ABV. A little low on the carbonation for an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle shared by emacgee. Cheers, Ethan. Bright orange pour with light bubbly white head. Very spruce-like nose, a bit more than cedar. Very spicy nose. Hops come through grapefruity and spicy. Reminds me of rye quite a bit. Bitter rind notes on the finish. Dry and crisp at the end. Unique beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Odeed (1778) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
murky yellow with a nice white head.heavy cedar,stale hops,and seltzer water in the aroma.flavor is much of the same.this one just didnt work for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11952) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - 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.

3.6
   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. I’ve 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).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (891) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 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.


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