ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a very cloudy dark orange with a half fingerís worth of head. The aroma is high on cedar and some sweet bread dough. The taste is high on the floral hops up front, with the lighter sweeter cedar coming in on the aftertaste. The carbonation is quite soft as well. Iíve had oak aged ipaís that did not work at all because the tastes contrasted so much. Not so with this one. Excellent combination.
novice101 (308) - - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is by far my favorite IPA, pours a copper color with a one finger white head. Smells of hops, pine and grassy there is some caramel undertones. Taste is glorious there is the hop character a load of grassy and fruity (grapefruit maybe) followed by a bit of the spanish cedar, smoaky, spicy, caramel hard to describe. Finish is not bitter at all which I found as a pleasant surprise.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think I have to give this one a high rating mostly because of the uniqueness. I can smell cedar, and slight hops. Very cloudy darker golden color. Nice amount of head with little lacing on the glass. I can taste slight hops first and stronger cedar after the fact. Wood is not over done here though. Slight carbonation and great finish on the palate. Great beer here. Highly recommended.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Proof Bottle Shop. Poured into a snifter. Clear amber orange with tiny white chunks suspended throughout. Some white head, thin white collar and poor lacing. Aroma is citrusy, sweet earthy cedar, some caramel, lots of orange, some grapefruit and lemon. Taste is mostly the cedar and orange/grapefruit with a touch of the medium malt. Mouthfeel is slightly under carbonated and a little thin too. I finally sat down to write this review after a few four packs over the past few years. Decent, but Iíll take Jai Alai any day of the weeks.
Beardaxe (293) - - AUG 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite IPAs ever. Well balanced, the cedar comes through and gives it a unique twist. Just amazing.
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bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a bomber into a tulip, yielding a russet liquid with an ample, creamy head that laced the glass nicely. This will sound bizarre, but the aroma is hot unglazed donuts: yeast, sweet sticky starch, and just enough wood smell to simulate burnt flour. The flavor combines juicy hops with the complex flavor of cedar to yield something altogether more subtle that what you get from oak. If oaked beers give you smoky old wood, this is more like a fresh green twig (thanks in large part to the fresh taste of the hops). A really fine ipa.
Jimsal27 (291) - 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.
theothermatt (286) - 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. Itís really easy drinking and awesome.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Cigar City tasting room in Tampa, FL. Of the ~15 Cigar City beers I had this week, this took the cake. The Spanish cedar aging is a first for me, but I will be doing trades for every single humidor series beer they make in the future. Definitely an all time favorite.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a cloudy orange amber color beneath a fluffy off-white head. The aroma largely features fresh citric hops and an intriguing subtle woodiness from the cedar. The cedar pops out of the flavor at first, particularly in the finish, but it gradually blends into the prominent hop character. Honestly, I thought I was crazy, but it truly tasted just like fresh grapefruit juice to me after a while. This wonderful and interesting flavor combination, along with a pleasantly mouth-filling texture, made this one a truly enjoyable drinking experience.