brenn79 (1198) - Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle PDT Sept 17 2012- Pours hazy orange with a one finger white head that reduces to a blanket, some lace. Aroma is wood, spicy hops, some fruits, sweet syrupy malt. The taste is malt forward, sweet, mild hop bitterness, wood in the background. Body is medium, carbonation is moderately high. This is not my type of IPA, too malt driven, what hops are there seem to be just bittering hops, not really adding to the taste of the beer. It is very complex, unique, I loved the cedar idea, this just isnít the type of IPA I would usually drink.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 16, 2012 bottle from the brewery. Golden orange pour with some head that faded rather quickly but nice lacing. Woody and citrus in the aroma. Taste was nicely balanced with the malt and hops, citrus, woody and a very mild bitter finish.
poisoneddwarf (1307) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a large cream-colored lacy head with great retention. Aroma is catboxy, piney, doughy bread, grapefruity; cedar comes out as it warms. Taste starts out lightly sweet before turning bitter mid-palate and remaining that way through the long finish. I think I taste cedar (?) along with all the aforementioned aroma descriptors. Crisp and refreshing; tastes fresh. Highly carbonated, full-bodied. A really nice IPA.
Chico_Swanson (8) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
White Grapefruit Bomb! Pours a nice cloudy orange and smells like a citrus grove. Taste is white grapefruit all the way with subtle notes of cedar peaking through here and there. No malty sweetnes or other hop flavors present... just a pure focus on that "florida bitter". A unique brew unlike any 7% IPA that iíve ever had. GREAT stuff.
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cigar City Humidor Series IPA
A- cloudy amber/orange with a big fluffy slightly off white head. Lacing all the way down the glass.
S- the smell is great. A lot of passion fruit, pineapple, mango. Really like a sweet tropical fruit salad.
T- it tastes the same as the smell. The hop flavors are on the fruity/aromatics side with a bunch of tropical fruits. Has a slight hop bitterness to balance it out. I'm not sure if I tasted the cedar.
M- medium mouthfeel, a bit sticky, bit low on carbonation (it needed more). Has kind of a fuzzy fruit nectar mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
O- I liked this beer a lot. It's not an IPA for hop heads. It's a very mellow laid back type of IPA. I like that its a bit more about the flavor of the beer without trying to crank up the hops. Very good, very drinkable.
jstraw (1658) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Muddy amber-orange with big, flotsam, off-white head / Delicate, complex floral nose of citrus and spice/cedar / Medium to full body, creamy and smooth, beautiful balance with moderately biting hops and good bitter finish / Mellow, complex, floral flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, cedar, ginger, white pepper, and grain spice / Love the elegance, restrain, and the subtle cedar.
lordeche (478) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting brew. Loads of grapefruit, ginger, tobacco, and cedar notes make this one of the most unique ipas I've ever had the pleasure of trying. Really fantastic.
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tom10101 (1057) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to Gillard for this bottle! Unclear orange with a medium long lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, spices, pepper and hints of wood. Taste of citrus and spices with subtle notes of wood (cedar) and a discrete malt backbone. Medium long lasting bitterness (wood notes also stay long). Good carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Great balance and nice drinkability. Cedar fits just right in this beer. Well done!
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange-brown with a slightly off white head that leaves bold lacing on the glass. Aroma is orange, lemon zest, spice, hints of caramel, and the spanish cedar. It smells as though I am in a walk-in humidor. Flavor is grapefruit upfront followed by spiciness and slight hints of vanilla. On the palate the beer is extremely bright and crisp with the hops that are enhanced by the spanish cedar, there is a malt backbone that provides just the right amount of sweetness so there is no lingering bitterness. I wish I had a cigar to pair. This is simply wonderful!
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Thanks to eorwar for the share.
A: Pours a hazy amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.
S: Big woodiness up front. There is a weird fruity tang and it mixes with big hops and more big raw wood.
T: Iím getting the big raw woodiness and the slightly awkward fruity tang from the nose. I get more of a tobacco leaf flavor here on the finish as well.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. The finish is an earthy tobacco leaf.
O: This beer really tastes like the environment inside a walk-in humidor. If you love that smell and feel youíll love this beer. I just donít find those flavors really meshing well the fruity hops from the base beer. Not a bad beer, but I wouldnít revisit.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-05-2012