Oakes (14938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber. Basically bright with a thick head that dies down, leaving a thick lace on the glass. Rich woody aroma with earthy, fruity hops - complex nose for an IPA. Heavy cedar character - very woody. The malts are big, slightly sticky and with a biscuity taste. There is a lot of bitterness, too, earthy and with some citrus and resiny notes. Bold brew, my type of IPA.
chrisv10 (14622) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden/orange with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, hops, wood, cedar, flower, caramel, citrus, grass and peach.
gunnfryd (13904) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is cedar wood, malt, hop. Flavour is cedar wood, malt, citrus, hop, caramel. Bitter finish. Full body. Stange nice beer.
bhensonb (13733) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jtclockwork (13503) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours orange amber with white head. Nose is strong cigar box cedar with floral hops and citrus. Taste is cedar, hops, citrus and nice caramel malt balance.
Tmoney99 (13159) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ML Bottle shared by alexsdad06.
Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellentl lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop and woody aroma. Medium body with slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy cedar oil and bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a change of pace standout beer.
mcberko (12996) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2011 750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours hazy bright orange with a big white head. Aroma is very spicy, with chili pepper-like spice, slight citrus and cedar. Flavour is also very spicy, with the cedar upfront and citrus hops further back. The barrels give this a very odd flavour and texture. Interesting, but not close to as good as the regular Jai Alai.
argo0 (12931) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(75cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94) Small beige head atop murkly apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, some cedar. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some cedar, light pineapple, berry. Medium body, some resin, light acidity, creaminess.
HenrikSoegaard (12841) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gusher. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Cedar cask nicely present. Long heavy nice finish. Creamy palate.
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml botle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, orange, pink grapefruit, cedar and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange and cedar with a smooth lingering bitter finish. One of the better Cigar City beers I’ve tried!