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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on Spanish cedar.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4490) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2728) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Draft 12 oz pour at Cigar City. Considering how much of a bitch it ended up being getting down to this fine city, sitting here, and enjoying a taproot exclusive is the definition of relief. Cloudy orange copper pour with a thin fizz head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, and a bit pepper like, though it is likely a created clone aroma. Big robust flavor, dry, wood finish. Maintained hop quality and orange fruit. I’m just happy to be here. Very unique. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cecedrake (30) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Pours dark amber with thick white head. Aromas of cedar and a lot of hops. Tastes similar with some caramel and spices.Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maximum12 (31) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Thanks to markwise for this crowler. The pour is on the copper/amber end of the spectrum, with slightly lower carbonation than expected, which isn’t too surprising. The nose is top-notch: cedar closet, my grandma’s sweaters, potpourri, sweet honeyed tea, pepper. Humidor IPA should really be relabeled Humidor Humidor. Massive cedar lumbers all the way through the start, mid-palate, finish, & I’m sure, when I get up to piss in the middle of the night, I’ll still have splinters wedged in my molars. Other than that there’s a vast ocean of sweet malts, sweet honeycomb, faint bell of bitterness ringing (far, far off), & not much else. I’ve loved the dark, malty Humidor beers in the series, but it just doesn’t work as well with an IPA. Luckily I like cedar & sticky sweet stuff, so it’s still good…but miles wide of the style marker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with big, frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty, woody nose with citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, apricots, caramel, rye and fresh aromas of cedar wood. Malty, fruity taste with orange peel, grapefruit, apricot marmalade, caramel, rye, balanced flavours of cedar wood and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Very tasty and well balanced IPA. The cedar wood gives it an extra dimension and stays in good balance, never taking over from the hops. Just a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Aroma - caramel malt, hops, citrus, spiced. Appearance - orange color body frothy off-white head, solid lacing. Taste - balance of hop bitters and some sweetness - some peppery qualities and citrus. Palate - medium body, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, the finish has nice hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Not bad - not my favorite, but it won't be the worst beer I drink tonight. It's my first beer from Cigar City - it won't be my last. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (464) - - SEP 12, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a strong white head from a can, a rare full 5 for appearance. Nose has raisin, tropical fruit, orange and berries. Malty and bitter with citrus and hay. Sweet with full body, slick texture and soft carbonation. A very nice IPA that i will return to if given the chance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Have had bottled and canned. No detailed notes - entering some local stuff I’ve missed. The cedar and rye is not as heavy as in some of the other Humidor series beers. Fairly refreshing despite the "gimmick."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
My 100 th rating. One of my favorite beers. Big hop aroma with mango grass and pine. Evident Spanish cedar in nose and flavor. Everything in flavor last through out finish. Perfect balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2753) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
17.5.2014. Aroma with exotic fruits, mostly mango. Fruity taste with mango and passionfruit. Excellent fruity IPA.

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