Cigar City Key Lime IPA
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On draft at Cigar City. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is big citrus accented by some noticeable tart lime. Flavor is similar with big citrus, nice malt, and some tart lime. Medium in body and a nice lime beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (2784) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Smells like fresh key lime, sweet and tart. Flavor follow more sweet and tart likes, no real bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (204) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at Black Squirrel. Pours a glowing orange. Aroma is impressive: vibrant lime, lemon, piña colada, more pungent and oily citrus character than I’ve smelled in just about any other beer. Taste is mellow lime pith and grapefruit juice, sweet malts, pine bitterness. Really good, and a successful execution of the concept.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2398) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2014
On draft at Rustico (Ballston). The beer is golden with a thin white cap. Big time lime presence in the aroma, dominating the beer. Think of this as lime juice IPA. While this is too assertive for my tastes, I will say that the lime aspect certainly tastes authentic. Fresh and refreshing lime juice, almost akin to a baby margarita. Some tangy hop bitterness in the back. Well done for what it is. This beer certainly drinks as advertised. Fun to drink once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
8000th rating! Draft at Rustico Ballston. Pours a hazy orange with a thin fizzy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong fresh lime, candied, lime, pith, other citrus notes, dank hops. The taste is bitter lime, pith, pale malt. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Draft at Rustico Ballston. Poured a hazy golden yellow color with a medium sized white head. Well what the heck do you know, this one smells like sweet key lime pie, perhaps a bit more zesty, but about on the money. Flavor was almost dead on for a liquid key lime, perhaps a bit more acid and less sweetness, but yeah - pretty much dead on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (280) - - MAY 8, 2014
On tap Rustico Ballston. Pours a hazy orange with lacing. Aroma is lime zest and hop floral bitterness. Flavor is mild as far as ipa’s go, but the lime zest is very intense. Clean finish. Remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with white head. Key limes on the nose, with grapefruit, flowery notes, and some pine; follows onto the palate. An interesting take on an IPA, putting the Key Limes in, but it gives it a refreshing quality. Medium bodied and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
Gold pour. White head. Bitter hops, bitter lime peel, just enough malt to give it a bit if balance. Fun beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Not sure where the hate comes form with this beer. This poured a cloudy bright yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of lots of lime, other citric hops and not much else. Flavro was hops and lime, Definite bitterness but seemingly more from the Lime peel than hops. Very interesting and spot on for what I expected/

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