Jimsal27 (271) - 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.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ the brewery. slightly hazy tan pour with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, wood and spice. Citrus hop flavors up front followed by a nice,dry, woody finish. The cedar really comes out at the end. God stuff.
pressboxjoe (263) - , 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 I’d expect.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Shared with Gabe. Poured A nivce orange color with medium head. Aroma was strong cedar wood and hops. Taste was weird, kinda like smoked cedar and a hoppy IPA. Texture was smooth and not bad to drink. Unique for sure.
theothermatt (257) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Falling Rock for GABF week. Bitter and citrus aroma. A bit of woodiness and lots of citrus. The cedar really balanced out the rest of the bitterness and makes the entire thing really well without anything being overpowering. It’s really easy drinking and awesome.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma dominated by cedar with strong earty hops. Pours amber-red with a nice lingering head. The cedar puts a significant spin on the beer, almost too much, just undermatched by the bitterness. Med sweetness and bitterness. Hoppy cedar lingers on in the finish. Very good beer, but I think the Jai Alai is just not big enought o stand up to the cedar, still darn good.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
tightslice (250) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I can still taste this beer a year later. The best place to keep all of your finest Florida furs.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice orange hue with some dense white head - good retention, and some very spotty lacing.
Aroma is excellent - smooth slightly piney hops are the primary element here. Flavor is a bit bitter, but not overwhelming - the cedar aging really does change the profile of the beer nicely. Very enjoyable - well carbonated, but has a certain smooth quality to it as well. Would definitely drink this one again...
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old label (as currently pictured on the ratebeer profile). Pours a hazy orange with minimal white head. Wonderful nose. The cigar box cedar comes through strongly. Very strongly. If you love the smell of walking into a humidor, you’re going to love this beer. I know scent and taste are intimately related, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that this beer "tastes" like a humidor, but I am. That may be a turnoff to some people, but it really is appealing to me. I’ve never had a beer that’s anything remotely like this. There’s also some citrusy hops and a slightly sweet malt backbone at play here, but the cedar is predominate. There’s probably a bit of nostalgia at play in my rating. I lived in St. Petersburg for three years immediately preceding the opening of the Cigar City Brewery. During that time, I fell in love with the area’s cigar culture: Ybor City, the Arturo Fuente "factory" that’s now just a storefront, and the many fine cigar lounges and shopes that pepper the St. Pete/Tampa metro. This beer brings me back and makes me realize how much I miss some aspects of that unique place.