BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Total Wine ($2.00). Fare amount of sediment on the bottom. Careful pour yields clear results, slightly amber. Nose is sweet with slight sticky malts and pine, cedar, and citrus bearing hops. well bodied palate. Smooth bitters, leaning away from grapefruit and more into sticky pine, mountain floral bouquets, and refreshing filtered water. On the end is a fare amount of orange, some lemon, but well balanced in that it doesn’t feel too much like a summer ale. really good this one.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First Cigar City brew, and first Ratebeer review courtesy of drowland.
12oz Bottle poured from Refrigerator temp into a Pint Glass.
Strong head that stays with the brew through consumption, maybe a slightly darker color than would be expected.
Smells delicious, but there is something there that I don’t recognize, I don’t think its a bad thing, tempting me to sip.
Not extremely hop forward, very wet to the mouth, almost tastes tropical if that is possible. Please, Sir can I have some more? I feel like it is begging me to take sip after sip.
A great IPA from an area not known for great beer, I’m honestly disappointed this is my last bottle. I want more. Now for that Humidor version...
mansquito (3349) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brooklyn Beer and Soda ($12): Looks very nice with a pretty beige head cascading over a cloudy light amber body. Aroma is of citrusy hops and caramel malts. This is not one of the hoppiest IPAs, but it doesn’t hold back at all either. Bitterness contained mostly in the middle of the sip and doesn’t cloy (like Greenflash IPA). The hops are bitter and have aspects of grapefruit and other citrus. There is a nice malt backbone that gives this beer a slight sweetness. Mouthfeel is creamy and beer is medium bodied. Very good.
Ratman197 (9696) - 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 (4130) - 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 (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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 (379) - 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 (2314) - 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 (1144) - 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.