GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
import from burg326. this one is a keeper! damn shame this isn’t more widely available.. poured from the bottle. deep amber color with a frothy head. aromas of sweet malts and pungent hops. starts out with a balanced malt taste followed by a great hop finish. slightly syrupy reminiscent or an imperial ipa. one of my favorite’s!
Macegan75 (750) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark straw color with some head and lacing. Nose is fruity with some malt. First sip is slight malt with balance of holy bitterness, finishes sweet.
bookman10 (731) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orangeish-copper color with thin head. Floral, grassy-hop aroma and flavor, which stresses the grassiness over the citrus nature of the hops. It’s a good, though not great, IPA.
Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Craft Beer Co., shared by Harrisoni, thanks for that! Slightly hazy medium orange color, small white head. Smell hops, bitter, lightly metallic. Taste hops and bitter. The hops taste very round, not that nice ’sharp’ hoppy, grapefruit-taste. Medium carbonation, medium body.
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2011. Ambery orange colour, small white head. Aroma is bready malts, crystal malts, that fruity and grassy hops as well. Flavour is caramel malts, fruits, grass and some mild floral notes.
espenra (924) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Slightly dark orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, hops and sweet fruits like bananas and kiwi. Some alcohol. Flavour is also sweet. Malts and hops in a perfect blend as well as alcohol and bananas again. More Imoerual IPA than a regular IPA really. Aftertaste is a bit short.
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful amber/honey color with a tinge of red. Very little bright white head. Hoppy and citrus aromas. Slightly hoppy attack which warms to a fruity and hoppy middle. Not puckering hoppy, more of an earthy hop flavor, which is very nice. Warms to a nice balanced finish. First Cigar City beer I’ve had. Not bad, I’m interested to see if they start distributing more offerings.
evergreen0199 (2387) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Bowery, New York, NY. A golden/amber coloured pour with a small white head on top. Hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, bitter, caramel, some tropical fruit. My first Cigar City beer, it was pretty good but I was expecting to be blown away.
Marko (4301) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of ogivlado, thanks! Hazy orange-amber. Medium thick white head. Jammy nose, sweetish grainy maltiness mixing with vague hints of fruity aroma hop. Earthy, bitter, sweet maltiness. Bit carroty. Peachy background, soft. Need to try this more fresh, like this, it’s underwhelming.
CHickman (2) - - OCT 11, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle review: pours cloudy orange with a huge 2 finger frothy head that didn’t move for a while and faded slowly, leaving excellent frothy lacing clinging to the glass. A great looking beer. Smells of mango, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus hops, lemon, piney hops, flowers, floral hops, brown sugar, apple peel, sweet malt, cinnamon, sweet fruit, light spices and faint alcohol; wow, the citrus aroma is just massive and like a fruit salad. A really impressive and great smelling nose. Tastes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus hops, mango, lemon, piney hops, flowers, floral hops, grass, hay, brown sugar, apple peel, sweet malt, cinnamon, pear, light spices like pepper and coriander, wet bread or cardboard, and faint alcohol that’s covered up by the massive citrus hop presence that dominates the flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and oily slick, with light carbonation, a medium body and slight bitter finish that’s on the sour and tart side. High drinkability, this was an excellent tasting beer that was much fruitier out of the bottle than on tap.