Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a cloudy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, orange zest, pine and light pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pink grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (thanks to Beerlando, shared with Angeloregon)... Poured a thick, cloudy orange with a white head. Nose was floral with hops and some sweet earthy tones. Some sweetness upfront to balance that hops. A tad bit cloying. The hops were floral and citrusy with a zesty, black pepper spice. Mango and other fruity/estery ale yeast qualities with a hoppy finish.
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with nice thick white head, aroma is big pine and resinous hops, touch of spicy hops with biscuit undertones. Taste up front is big pine and resin, going into floral and spicy hops, a bit of sweet malt with caramel finishing nice and bitter. Excellent IPA, full bodied, tasty, and bitter.
adam42381 (372) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a golden caramel brown with a 2-3 finger foamy off-white head. Nice head retention. Excellent lacing throughout.
Smell: Sweet floral hops with a hint of citrus.
Taste: Sweet citrus up front followed by spice and malt in the middle and grapefruit/lemon zest bitterness with just a hint of alcohol at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter hops with little bit of sweetness. Excellent balance of malt/hops and sweetness/bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Very high drinkability. It goes down smooth for a beer with a slightly elevated ABV.
Overall: Great IPA. I would recommend this to anyone.
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange pour .... light beige head and light lacing ... aroma of citrusy hops and sweet malts a bitter citrusy fruit in there as well ...... taste of sweet caramel malts, grapefruit mostly, a tangy citrus and bitter citrus hop mouthfeel ..... citrusy hop bite in the finish that lingers for a little .... medium body with a sticky mouthfeel .... a very good ipa with a nice mix of bitter/sweet to it
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap. Blind Tiger NYC! Nice pour with a tan head. Bitter thick robust hoppy flavor. A pallet that stays with you.
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade bottle from Dosbeerigos. Pours a cloudy golden color with tiny bubbly white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is an onslaught of citrus and grapefruit peels. Taste is semi sweet with a very well balanced bitterness with the malts. Awesome IPA.
Glouglouburp (5936) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A biscuity, caramelized and well hopped IPA. Good beer.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh. Split three-way
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose of floral hops and some tropical fruits. Taste starts with caramelized cookies with pecans notes followed by a generous amount of floral and fruity hops with light spicy notes. Well balanced. There was something “different” about the hop profile here but I was not able to word it. Overall this is a competent IPA. Its current rating as a top world class IPA is a joke (look at the brewery name) but this is yet another good beer from Cigar City. The type of IPA I could drink on a regular basis. And not because I am a drunk or addicted. Beer is not addictive. And I should know what I’m talking about, I’ve been drinking it daily for many years.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy coppery orange, thin but sturdy white head. Big grapefruit, big caramel and brown sugar aroma. Thickish body. Flavor is lots of citrus and grapefruit, and a nice amount of sweet caramel notes, too. Dry crisp finish. It seems a little bit heavy to be a session IPA, but very tasty nonetheless...
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lazy Boy. Pours lightly hazed copper with white head. Perfect lacing. Aromas of citrus, hops, some pine, and caramel malt. Flavors of medium hops, some pine, light citrus, and malty backbone. Nice mouthfeel and ample carbonation. Solid IPA.