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Cigar City/Mikkeller Gypsy

Cigar City/Mikkeller Gypsy
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Approaching double IPA strength this hoppy monster of a beer was brewed by Mikkel of Mikkeller on our pilot system here at the brewery.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1357) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
A very, very bitter IPA from CCB, which is pretty surprising. Slightly biscuity, mostly dominated by tropical fruits and a bit sweet. A good CCB IPA, but not stellar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Swingtop. Thanks dave! Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with a loose and sudsy white head. Huge forceful grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and tons of oily grapefruit on the mid palate. Grapefruit and blood orange finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Floral hoppy nose on top of some toasted dry malts, some caramel is there as well. Lightly fruity cityrus and lighter fruits such as apricots. Pours amber, sone haze, bubbles, thin foam ring. Caramel, toasted malts, a little much caramel here and there but the dryness is nice and kills the light iced tea notes. Nice bitter floral hops, citrusy. Bitter and dry. Chewy lingering resins. Long dfry finish. Thankd Dave!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1151) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Thanks Alex and Dave! Pours a darker caramel gold with little head. Caramel bready malt, light pineapple, deep resinous pine...although the sweetness lingers throughout. Not as sweet as the nose suggests, sticky mouthfeel, great piney and bitter hop flavor throughout, light lemony citrus notes on the end. Would welcome more of this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
An orange amber IPA with a thick creamy moka head. In aroma, a superb fragrant hops, pinhey and resinous, wild grass, quite nice. In mouth, a classic resinous hops, biscuitty malts, super smooth, oily mouthfeel, rich and balanced. On tap at brewery, Jan 5 2011.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
1/15/11. Growler shared at the Sea Bass going away tasting! Huge tropical fruit aroma full of guava and mango. Awesome sweet malty flavor couples nicely with bitter hops and lovely tropical fruits. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2011
On tap at Cigar City Brewing. It pours deep pure gold with huge tan head, due to the one slim they were serving from was a bit over carbonated. The aroma was pulsing mega watt powered citrus hops that were here, there, they were everywhere along with much lesser amounts of spicy hops and pine. Yum! The taste is equal to the nose with assertive malt sweetened tangelo, grapefruit and pineapple like hoppiness that runs from front to back in this brew. It was crisp and refreshing with loads of hop flavor and only sprinkles of hop bitterness around the edges. I could drink a ton of this stuff. It hides the ABV very well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Growler… Tampa “Farewell to Sebletitje” Tasting… Pours cloudy and golden with a small, creamy, white head. The aromatics consist almost exclusively of musky, funky, tropical fruit hops – the muskiness dominates as this baby literally smells like my armpit after kicking back in the Florida sunshine in January for about an hour and then realizing I forgot to deodorize. In other words, not as pungent as going to the gym and doing an hour and a half of cardio without deodorizing - but certainly musky, musky, musky! Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is bitter, bitter and bitterer. Lengthy ridiculously bitter finish… even a touch metallic (nickel). Growler courtesy of TampaBrew!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Cigar city gypsy. 1 liter swing-top... Pours a dark caramel toffee, mostly opaque with frothy and soapy white head... Aroma is very assertively hopped with soapiness, floral, and citrusy notes, some sweeter sugary maltiness in the background... Flavors are pretty hop forward with an adequate sweet biscuity maltiness to go alongside it. Pretty assertive bitterness all around through mid-palate through the finish. Aroma started things off nicely but the flavors fell a tad short.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
thanks kan! pours hazy with white head. nose is pungent grass and pine. really big and messy but fresh hop aroma. flavors are grassy pine, orange citrus with big malt caramel presence. balanced, really big and juicy but not a great blend of hops here.


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