Dfonorow (1042) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden yellow with a slight orange tint and a large frothy white head. This beer looks superb, with decent lacing and slight carbonation during the tasting. The aroma is what I expected for an IPA with hints of flowers, hops, light malts, and slight sweet backbone. The taste is very smooth, dangerously smooth, and very good representation of the style.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 2nd bottle. Thin offwhite head with fair retention and spotty lace. Clear copper color. Nose is Light malts and hops, some teabag notes, caramel. Body is lightly medium, lightly oily, juicey. Dry malt flavors, caramel, light hoppiness, citrus, faint pine and earthyness, ice tea notes, distracting. Dry, malty finish. CCB has not impressed me yet. Thanks to Bierbauch for the bottles.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Acquired in a trade with drowland - thanks!
Gorgeous orange-amber pour with some very nice foamy white head. Minimal lacing, but the color and opacity of the beer are really stunning.
Aroma is a bit underwhelming after the lovely look of the pour - mostly just picking up the hop scents. Flavor is excellent though - floral, citrus, and bitter hop notes all come together very very well.
Carbonation and mouthfeel seem just about perfect. I could drink this all day - if only it was easier to acquire!
Looking forward to my next bottle already...
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Brewery: Orange color with a light head and average lacing. The nose is bright with grapefruit and juniper with some cascade and cenntennial hop notes. Malty with a sharp acidity and quickly impacting hop bitterness. Full and bold IPA with nice hop notes but a little brash bitterness.
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 (3054) - 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 (8860) - 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 (4006) - 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 (5588) - 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.