Gription79 (2239) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle (Thanks to Footbalm) To start out, this was an older bottle and the beer was a bit oxidized. That said, it was still very good. The color was a beautiful orange/copper. The nose was resin followed by citrus hop, and then some biscuit malt notes. The flavor was consistent with the aroma, starting with citrus and pine hops followed up with bready malts and finishing with a balanced bitterness. This was one of my first samplings from Cigar City, and I am looking forward to many more.
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber/orange pour with a sticky white head.
The aroma is subdued citrus and malt.
Slightly bitter flavor. Could really use some more of everything.
A bit thin.
acearl (384) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 Rating seems to have disappeared, strong, kind of syrupy and sweet finish, has some citrus and pine smell, not too bitter in the finish, above average but overall a bit too sweet...RERATE...Tangerine hue...white creamy head, citrus tangerine smell...grain malt backbone....its got a certain grain characteristic that cannot be ignored, a couple are good for the hop juice but too many leave a sweet juicy juice bit in the back of the mouth
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - FEB 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BIF Bottle. Thick, chewy bordering on the verge of Imperial, IPA. Reminds me a lot of our own Jamieson Beast. Nose is caramel and prickly hops. In the mouth it is full, with the initial blast of pine and floral hops washed away in a sea of caramel and toffee. Good bitter finish. Quite well balanced. A very well made (if ever so slightly pedestrian) British American Hybrid (2)IPA.
DWestrick (417) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle in Tampa Florida. A solid IPA that was pretty unique compared to many others of its kind.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks bro! Pours orange to reddish amber with a frothy light tan head. Sweet and juicy hop aroma with notes of lemon and tangerine. The taste is quite juicy as well with similar flavors. Low carbonation, frothy medium mouthfeel, and some pleasant bitterness. This is bottle may be a little past its prime, but this is about the smoothest IPA I’ve ever had.
brp10 (59) - USA - JAN 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i really like this IPA. and cigar city is just awesome............................
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hurricane Grill in Bonita Springs. Pours a hazy golden amber, with moderate off-white head. Mild aroma is of pineapple, grapefruit, and pine hops, with a bit of caramel malts. Taste is sweet caramel and citrus hops. Slightly bitter hop aftertaste. Thin, slightly watery body. Solid, but nothing spectacular.
PhillyCraft (3148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours a deep honey amber with a thick, rich, meringue tan head. Huge webbed lacing with heavy froth. Aroma of pine, hop resin, grapefruit, peach, honey and slight notes of oak and sweet malt. Medium bodied with a nice hoppy, tangy, firmm mouthfeel, which supports the alcohol well and hides it even better. Finishes with a sauve, gooey bitter pucker. Awesome IPA. Great for lovers of hoppy IPAs and those that tend to favor more floral, citrusy IPAs. A must-try, regardless.
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Nose is of pine, wood, grass and pepper. Taste is of caramel malt, pine and tobacco. Do they have cigar tobacco juice in everything they brew? Mouthfeel is medium, resinous and oily with good bitterness.