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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (803) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Can pours copper with white head. Tropical fruit, white grape, pine, citrus, caramel. Moderately bitter and sweet. Sticky, fully body. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Poured out of a bottle really hazy with a somewhat muted nose that really doesn’t do this beer justice. The palate is quite rich with thick resin notes as well as orange, honey, grape must, and a light woodsy tannin to compliment the hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
First off, I like Jai Alai just fine but I do like this better. Oddly, I think the cedar has a negative impact on flavor and aroma--albeit a unique one--but this is a bit dryer and strikes me as a more drinkable beer. It pours a real nice, clear orange color w/ a head of very fine white bubbles. The nose is of fresh mango, pine and tangerine w/ an unfortunate catty muskiness lurking in the background. I assume that is the cedar since I didn’t notice it in the base beer. This nice and dry though and very drinkable. The cedar adds a woody astringency which seems to meld well w/ bitterness that hits mildly on the tip of the tongue and grows grows firm and resinous in the finish. A little bit of that fruit hop nose linger on the tongue as well. This is a beer that is both interesting and good. It is definitely worth going out of your way for if you are a fan of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
La robe orangée montre un mince col beige. Quelques pointes de mousse restent collées sur la paroi de mon verre. Le bouquet riche d’agrumes est fortement touché par un cèdre qui libère des parfums de poivre, de piment et d’épices de toute sorte. La bouche montre, quant à elle, un certain équilibre entre les saveurs. Reste toujours que le bois de cèdre transpire beaucoup dans cette soupe maltée et tropicale. Au palais, j’ai l’impression d’un liquide au corps moyennement dense avec un bon pétillement et une texture huileuse. La finale est agréable, pleine d’agrumes, de pêches et de notes boisées douces. C’est unique. Une expérience en soi. Je ne trouve pas cependant que le cèdre est un incroyable complément. Pour cette raison, j’attribue la note de:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (579) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Golden pour, everlasting head. Aroma is a rich banquet of pine and citrus. Taste is pine and citrus with a hint of cedar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Can at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma has floral notes, light pine, light citrus. The taste has a nice bitterness followed by this taste of intense cigar box. Absolutely amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Holy shit. This IPA is mind-numbing in terms of... well, just everything, actually. The hazy orange appearance has a touch of bronze that oozes class and sex appeal. Ditto for the woodsy, herbal, citrusy aroma. We haven’t even gotten to the taste, yet. Huge, juicy grapefruit note with lingering tropical tones that are more subtle than the former.Cigar City’s Humidor Series IPA left me dumbfounded. It took the style and made it richer, fruitier. There are some damn fine IPA’s out there, but this brew needs to be on the short list of every self-respecting hophead and craft enthusiast alike.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (569) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2014
(Thanks Jay "GodOfThunder") Can. A- Grapefruit, gummy bears, citrus. A- Burnt orange color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Grapefruit juice, citrus, herbs, bitter. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, juicy finish. O- Being from Nebraska, I always envied those that could get Cigar City. I got lucky and got some in a free beer contest. Holy cow, I was not disappointed. This reminds me of drinking grapefruit juice. Very juicy taste with just the right amount of bitterness. So damn good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pizz5116 (61) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a clear amber. Minimal head. Aroma is pure humidor. Lots of cedar fruits and hops. Taste is a lot cedar and hops. Different but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kid_piwo (14) - - MAR 16, 2014
Not sure what to expect but after one sniff and sip it was clear, grapefruit. Great aroma and taste with nice bitterness at the tail end.

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