gym399 (24) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a great beer. Pours a slightly cloudy amber orange. Smells of cedar. Tastes of cedar while still maintaining an IPA identity.
AndyW68 (707) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great. Smells like a cigar store. Pours a clear gold. Aroma is cedar. Taste is cedar and bitter hops. Nice.
AmykalH04 (24) - - JUL 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Poured a gorgeous orangish brown with a small 1/2in head. Slighty hazy and when held up to light you can see small particulates floating around.
S- Cedar definately comes across and instantly takes me back to my childhood living on Cedar Street full of cedar trees. The cedar dominates the nose and the hop aroma is hard to find.
T- Cedar, Cedar, & More Cedar. there is so much cedar going on in this that i barely notice the hops coming across. Dont get me wrong though while the cedar is dominant it does not overpower this beer at all.
M- Sticky, resiny where the Cedar and hops on the end feel like they leave a residue that coats the mouth.
O- A. Definately worth Seeking out or trading for if your outside of FL. I will be searching for more of this as i feel it is comparable to White Oak Jai Alai IMO.
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.
Swans (127) - FRANCE - JUN 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There’s an oak presence in the form of a cedar flavour, The hops are buried even fresh. A bit out of style, of course This is one of my favorites ever!.
rxeight (798) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good stuff. Stong cedar smell and taste, like the things in my dads closet with his suits when I was a kid. Enjoyable to sip on but couldnt drink a lot of it. I like the White oak better but this is still good.
Pyrmir (2425) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle, rated from backlog. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and the always-present cedar. Taste is cedar, grapefruit, and pine. Very nice, but a bit too many wood notes
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. Wow, Sean! Wasn’t expecting to get to try this! Never had a Spanish cedar aged beer before. Big popping hop nose, loaded with grapefruit and a hint of distant woodiness. Up front, it’s a flavor explosion bomb. The sweetness of the flavors hops comes up quickly, but then the Spanish cedar crescendos and drowns out the hops for a major of the palate. Strong, particular Spanish cedar. This is unique. The emergent flavor is dry, white bitter grapefruit pith. Gin. I like Spanish cedar, I like the underlying hoppy beer, but I feel like it’s out of balance, with the Spanish cedar dominating, not contributing. Fun to try.
bhiner41 (169) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chrystal golden color with thick foamy white head. Smells bread like with a note of guava and grapefruit. Malty front note and a dry finish, almost like citrus pith.
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50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark opaque amber pour with a foamy white head. Piney hop aromas. Crisp and somewhat dry with piney hops and earthy wood notes. Good mouthfeel and balance.