coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via Bonster....liquid hops in a small glass bottle. Sounds like some Elizabethan phamacist/ perfumery product dont it. Biting grapefruit from nose to finish. Well balanced waves of sweet rounded malts provide an exiting an pleasant drinking experience. lacing builds and gets a bit crunchy.....Mmmmm me likey.
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 [Bottle, thanks for the trade!] Pours amber with a nice off-white head that diminishes to a ring. Aroma has a lot of mango and papaya, some grassiness, and cantaloupe. Barley is there in the background, along with some light banana, and caramel when it warms. Very nice. Taste is very fruity--underlying grapefruit, alcohol, great bitterness to balance it out. Peppery aspect shows up after warming up a bit, with the barley coming through at the end. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, creamy, long finish. Overall, a very nice IPA. Thanks again!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a white head. Smells of citrus, spicy. Tastes of caramel, some light citrus, peppery, light bitterness on the finish.
jlruthven (548) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, dark orange/amber pour with frothy white head. Nose is sharp, citrusy, with peach, tangerine, apricot, and a slight vanilla presence. This beer simply electrifies the palate: very carbonated mouthfeel, but the elegantly coalesced flavors of orange, clementine, and peach round it out. A pleasure to drink.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle (thanks to Pawola22) This being my first experience with Cigar City, I was more than impressed, even considering their reputation. This was a well balanced, intriguing, and highly drinkable ipa. For starters, a gorgeous pour with a thick, creamy mountain of head, a big, frothy layer of sticky lacing and retention, and a cloudy medium thick looking brown-orange body. Great aromatics here as well. Hazy, nicely hopped, though with a rich milky cream aspect to it as well. The quantity and variety of hops do take over though with lots of herb, pine, and pineapple citrus fruits. Right on par again in body and drinkability, which is again, creamy, pleasantly bitter and fruity, with a rich malt balance. Heavy citrus fruits to start, then grassy grains, caramel, and a very minor mocha even. The hops then take over in a sticky bitter-sweet way with mild tropical fruits, cookies, pine, herbals, and fruity esters. The finish is sticky, long and citrusy, though still retains a not too clumpy, medium thick body with great drinkability. Overall, this was some pretty darn good stuff. Outstanding.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Jazzbassman. Awesome, thank you. Lovely pour, golden orange with a healthy haze to it. Nose is pineapple hops and peachy sweetness. Taste is big sweet to caramel bitter hops. Not over powering, but strong. Taste not as awesome as nose. Nice beer though.
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best IPA’s I’ve had. You can only find this beer regionally, so try it if it is available. Smells like it will blow you away with hoppy bitterness, but the taste is much more subtle. Well balanced between the hoppiness and the malt character.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color with an off white head. Smell and taste is not as bitter as expected. Pretty malty flavors. I liked the color of this one. Had it on the beach!
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on daft. A nice craft ipa from the east coast! Hazy orange color with nice citrus notes. Very drinkable for the alcohol. Refreshing!
jesperhammer (2888) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
19-MAR-2011, bottle @home, from "Whole Foods Orlando".
Orange/amber with off-white quite high head.
Lovely fruity nose with a bitter twist.
Taste is more fruitiness with especially grape fruit...
...and then the bitterness kicks in. Moutdrying almost hurting bitterness, and it just goes on with a very full and creamy texture.
Lovely IPÅ. Really one of the best. Not just bitter but also very complex.