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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle from thecheeseman. Thanks Daniel! Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Strong woody nose with the hops taking a backseat but definitely present. Some grapefruit and pine bitterness from the hops but also a lot of wood. A lot. Kind of a peppery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
aroma of pine and smooth finish of wood that is initially sharp. as the sample opens, more and more wood comes to light. flavor is stinging bitterness all around and yet more savory wood. i begin to realize that what initially seemed to be hop character is also wood and soon the cedar has enveloped me. hop bill is clearly well played against the cedar, as oak IPAs have failed me before either for the use of oak or the strains themselves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3252) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours hazy copper color with white head. Cedar and citrus hop aromas. The cedar adds a nice woodiness much different than oak. Citrus hops, cedar and pepper are the dominant flavors. Finishes with sweet malts. Medium body with average carbonation. A very different and very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12447) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle from Josh. He’ll join one of these days. Pours a hazy sort of blood orange color with a good, stiff finely bubbled off-white head. Lots of citrus, lowkey caramel, and fruit for aromas, along with something herby/woody. Medium body with frothy creamy carbonation. Flavor is mixed hop, mild caramel, and it moves to something woody. Never "ate" cedar before. Turns the ale astringent. Very. Very different from oak. Finishes toward floral, so the bitter isn’t what it started as. But with the wood, hop and astringency this is one tasty brew. Note: gave palate a 5 cause this is so new and pleasingly different to my mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle from Knightly,this poured a dark cloudy orange with a nice fluffy white head,nose of cedar and citrus,hops,the flavor was very smooth for a IPA not bitter at all,graprefruit,pine and cedar in the finish,overall a fine brew from CCB.CHEERS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2009
bottle thanks to ericanders. murky brown with a cream head. nose is citrusy hops with nots of cedars and pineapples. very nice on the palate with a great piney hop flavor that is evened out well with the cedar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 6, 2009
750 ml bottle shared by iowaherkeye. Nose is a cedar infused average IPAm with light floral hops and pungent cedar. Cloudy orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is light bitterness with lots od woodiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Source: Trade with Garry. Aroma: Dank weed. Amazing. Appearance: Golden beautiful beer with 1 finger white head. Flavor: Nice piney/grapefruit flavor, with a light wood finish. Really tasty. Palate: Medium to high carbonation. Overall: Style bender, but really delicious brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3638) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle shared by mfielden on BA - thanks Mark! Pours a cloudy golden-amber with noticeable sediment and a creamy white head that leaves some nice foam. Aroma is citrusy hops, sweet malt, and lots of wood. Flavor is sweet pale malt and cedar balanced by grapefruity hops. A little spice as well, especially lemon pepper. Palate is nice and smooth with soft carbonation. Another winner from CCB.

   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.

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