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RATINGS: 755   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimsal27 (259) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2014
i just didnt care for this beer. It has a very strong cedar presence. humidor is a great name for this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2010
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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
I can still taste this beer a year later. The best place to keep all of your finest Florida furs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (225) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a beautiful translucent orange with a frothy head with mighty thick lacking, looks like a work of art in a tulip glass. Cedar at the front of the nose with a nice underpinning of pine hops and citrus fruit. Flavor starts with a mix of grassy hops and the cedar pokes through, the middle shows a bitter but sweet tea touch, and it ends with a long pine hops with a lingering lemon flavor. Each part of this beer are almost a separate experience combined in one bottle. A bit stickier than most IPA’s, but I found this very easy to drink. Absolutely outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Pours out a dark hazy amber. Smell and are the taste are the same sweet woody hoppy. Citrus, pepper, toffee, biscuit and pine. Good malt and hop balance. Smoothed out from the wood. The cedar gives off a strong flavor. Goes down easy. This is a great beer.

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