lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark orange pour with a fine but fading white head. The aroma is dominated of a hard malty base, some vanilla and fresh piny hops that also has a blooming attitude. The taste is very bitter that fades out in a sweet and flouring profile with a bitter long lasting finish. Its really suduced by the bitter hops. Is this one balanced - no no really, i kind of miss some smoothness. But hell, its still good. The palate is not as fat as other CCs but creamy and quite easy to drink. Nice IPA
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours caramel with hues of orange. Thick, foamy, ivory head that lasts. Sticky lace. Nose of grapefruit, peach, floral, tangerine, and a hint of booze. Taste of caramel, bread, resin, grapefruit, and pineapple. Lightly sweet up front; medium bitter on the finish. Solid malt backbone to balance out the hops and mask the alcohol. A solid IPA.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another treat from tarheels86. Slightly cloudy rusty orange with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma of citrus, pine, earth wood and burnt sugar. The flavor is sweet caramel malt with a fair amount of hop bitterness, also a light alcohol heat. Medium body with average carbonation and a sugary mouth feel. Pretty good IPA, the sweetness and mouth feel take the drinkability down a bit for me though.
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy brown-orange with decent head. Good lacing. Very nice floral aroma. Hints of citrus and pine. Very well balanced hop profile...strong but not overdone. Hints of sweetness on the end. Good mouthfeel and surprisingly clean finish for something so hoppy.
greencatfish (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer great hop balance and nice finish. Another home run by Cigar City who is becoming my new favorite brewery
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Aroma of hops, not too strong for an ipa. Flavor of hops, caramel hops, and a little alcohol. A pretty good ipa, and definitely worth trying.
Leafs93 (1683) - Clarks Summit, 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 (1828) - 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 (4399) - 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.