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RATINGS: 758   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2992) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/17/2012. Pours extremely hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange, mango, orange rind, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, cedar, floral, grass, toast, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great hop complexity and good balance. Lots of sweet hops with minimal pine or spiciness balance. Taste of big orange zest, pineapple, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, toast, light cedar, light pine, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, caramel, toast, light pine, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of hop flavors with a nicely balanced malt backbone; zero cloying flavors noticed after the finish. Cedar wasn’t too noticeable, but it probably also smoothed out the beer flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy, lightly slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! Great hop complexity and flavor balance; very smooth and easy to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as I expected.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (806) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
12 oz can into a tulip. The pour is an ambery orange color with a lot of sediment and a beautiful bright white head. The aroma is pretty great. There is a lot of tropical fruit sweetness, some good prune or cherry on the back end, and a nice woody funkiness that would be from the cedar. It's really good. The flavor is much different. There is a bitterness that isn't from bright hops. It's just a soft deep bitterness. It's really good. The fruits aren't too prevalent here, but the cedar dominates. Really woody and lightly spicy. The mouth feel is great! It's a thicker medium body with a soft carbonation and a delightful lingeringly fruity and bitter aftertaste. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fredd_an (99) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Mycket cedar!! Fantastisk! Efter 6 månaders lagring är dock humlen död, dock ändå en fantastisk öl. Som sagt mycket cedar, lite kåda & grape I en geggig karamell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVBEERbE (37) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
Pours a clear amber. Minimal head. Aroma is pure humidor. Lots of cedar fruits and hops. Taste is a lot cedar and hops

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (455) - - NOV 30, 2014
Julie says it is an Andy beer. Very hoppy and bitter and not a julie beer. Blah. She gives it a 1.2.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 14, 2014
Amazing ipa. Super fresh and refreshing. Lots of citrus aromas...very strong fresh mandarin taste. I want this iPA on my menu daily.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (408) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Very interesting ipa. Nice spicy taste. The cedar is very cool. Perfect hops. Excellent ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
At GABF 2013. Pours orange clear with ight thin head. Aroma is huge musty cedar box aroma, smells just like a cigar, tobacco, cedar, wood plank. Taste is earthy hops, a lot of barrel and cedar, dry rye bite. The dry rye cedar flavor is a little overwhelming for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
750ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Golden-orange, long lasting large off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, caramel malts, good sweetness, grapefruit, pepper. Flavour is nicely hopped, lots of orange and lemon zest, grapefruit, some caramel sweetness, quite peppery. Hoppy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, lots of hops, some wood. Nice, a refreashing IPA, about the same as the regular IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Hog shack bottle share. Hazy gold and low dense bubble white cap. Aroma of lemon and grapefruit, wood, pepper. Taste is bitter and a touch sweet. Creamy. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Duchammer (96) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Had it from a can. Poured golden with a white head. Aroma was explosive with cedar mixed with citrus hops. Nice balance malty citrus bitter with a nice cedar taste. Awesome beer!


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