Leafs93 (1653) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Chalsk for the bottle. Pours copper with long lasting head. Aroma is lots of florals, citrus, resin, caramel and dough. Taste is sweet with a bitter and crisp finish. The mouthfeel is somewhat sticky. Lots of flavor in this IPA, the malts and hops blend perfectly together.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep hazy brown with plenty of creamy head. A lovely, bright hop nose. Piney and tingly with a great freshness but also some sticky thickness of tropical fruits. Big strength with a nice, light cereal flavour and some deep caramel. The hops are tight and astringent with a long back-of-the-mouth bitterness. The beer has a thick, puffy smoothness and a pleasant amount of carbonation. If it could be a touch less strong I would hit this way more often, but it has a great ’olde world’ feel and flavour.
hombrepalo (1821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle brought back by a buddy of mine when he visited Orlando. Top ten IPA I’ve had. Immensely fruit-filled cornocopic hop aromas bespeaks an alcohol-laced monster IPA. Flavors don’t dissapoint with pineapply and floral notes. Quite a complexity of hoppiness, leaving me curious about the recipe. Tasty stuff.
nuplastikk (4304) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Cloudy, practically blood orange brown. Thin, oily head. Thick caramel malt and orange hop aroma. Thick, with quite a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Quite well done, the alcohol is masked perfectly between the balanced malt tones and steady hoppiness. Big and bold, but easy drinking. Awesome balance, great beer.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Bottle with James. Great looking pour with nice head and intense grapefruit nose. This is the best IPA i’ve had in a long time. The balance of bitter to grapefruit to malt to mouthfeel is nearly perfect. Highly drinkable if you are even like IPAs in passing. Would love to try more from Cigar City.
BREWMUSKCLES (2205) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little sticky and sweet, the beer has good body and a full citrus hop flavor. some fruit and a bit of scotch like malt with some fresh grass. a moderate finish that is bitter and then sweet.
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing orange color with a fading white head. Nose is citrusy hops with alcohol present. Taste is sweet/sugary, with the citrus hops giving some bitterness on the end. Alcohol is definitely in play here. Nice fluffy body. Good stuff.
StefanSD (2091) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 12 oz bottle courtesy of manny57. Thanks. Pours a cloudy copper color with a big white head that has fair retention. The aroma is choc full of pine and toffee with some faint citrus. The taste is biter hops forward with pine, oranges, and loads of caramel. The palate is smooth and full with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Very nice, but I’ll bet this stuff is much better when its fresh and on tap.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lucent copper, dense beige head, creamy full body, high carbonation.
Aroma: piney floral hops, caramel malt.
Taste: sweet caramel malt, bitter herbal piney hops.
Nice, but much better with a little wood-ageing. Malt profile is good but overrun with hops.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. via trade. Pour was amber color, with very little orange creamy head. very good taste blend of grapefruit and citrus oranges, mixed with a nice hop, caramel, and pine to finish of the beer. Very enjoyable beer.