yumyum (210) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome brew. Pours deep cloudy orange. Nose is huge cedar dominates minimal hop aroma). Taste is more typical of an ipa with hops (although the aging on cedar chips does mute the hops a bit. Is a subtle woody/ cedar taste adding to the complexity of the brew. Very smooth easy drinking and flavorful. Great brew
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Blood orange, blood grape, cigar (maybe itís the cedar, but i donít know how cedar smell), gooseberry.
Taste: Juicy blood grape, wood, cigar, toffe.
Mouthfeel: Nice bitterness with small sour note. Medium to full body and quite dry.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at R n H. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a large beige head. Aroma of malts, a hint of caramel, cedar wood, grass, citrus, herbs, and hops. Flavour is much the same as the aroma. Malty caramel, grassy and citrusy hops, cedar, and a slight spiciness. The finish is dry and bitter.
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i just didnt care for this beer. It has a very strong cedar presence. humidor is a great name for this.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours slightly hazy golden orange w/ a fairly large off-white head that lingers and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma of resinous pine up front and bananas and mangos followed by bread and vanilla. Med carbonation and body. Smooth and crisp in the mouth w/ a dryish finish. Flavors are predominately pepper and pine/grapefruit hops at first. As it warms the malts and woodsy qualities come out. Excellent brew. Hope I can get my hands in more cigar city.
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Pours somewhat hazy dark golden with half finger of wispy head. Nose is lots of grapefruit, floral hops, cedar, I totally get the humidor Spanish cedar cigar box note. Taste starts off with grapefruit and citrus, then I get a ton of cedar and wood, then we get that bitter grapefruit peel and woody cigar box on the finish, also I get cinnamon and more cedar in the aftertaste. Balanced between the bitter grapefruit peel and he sweetness of the fruit, and a lot of cedar and wood smoothing it out. Very cool take on an ipa. Sweetens and fruiter as it warms.
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drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in a 24 oz. wine bottle at a local beer bar, I had to try due solely to its uniqueness and the fact that I will never be able to get this beer again. Served in a Watou goblet.
Beer was relatively clear, aged on cedar it gave it an interesting depth that I had not tasted in other beers. I am not usually a fan of Oak-aged beers, but I know they are aged to mellow them, the cedar imparted an interesting, albeit good, smoothness to this beer. It would not be fair to classify this beer as a hop bomb, although the bar tender could not tell me the ABV, I assumed it was in the 8% range. I was feeling no pain by the end. Head was steady and persistent to the end. An impressive beer all around. It is a shame that I have not gotten to explore Cigar City more.
Serving type: bottle
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Something completely unexpected, thanks you trader nation. At first your a bit taken by the cedar, but then you get through that taste and realize this is quite a drinkable beer, and quite tasty.
Aroma is a cloudy orange, light head.
Smell is really just old cigar in my opinion, but it works, nothing like those days in colllege drinking a coors light and puffing on a CAO and thinking it was awesome, this works.
Taste is dominated by the cedar, but clears up and finished woody and earthy, not really an IPA, but tasty.
Pretty drinkable, and unique. The flavors carry through the beer enough to finish it off. Not for every night, but still solid.
pressboxjoe (187) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours cloudy with heavy off-white head that in this case took up most of the glass at first. Cedar aging does seem to mellow the flavor out a little bit but still a lot of angry hops and some round, coating orange flavor. Slightly more bitter than malty but overall good balance. Aroma possibly a bit less robust than Iíd expect.
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
whoa-strong aroma of cedar...think fresh box of cigars. so THATs where they get their name. bubbly smooth bottle conditioned texture, spicy tobacco and hops in the mouth. another very good, unique beer from CC!