blklab2007 (2009) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler through trade HUGE thanks to tricyclist for sending this out! Pour has a dark amber color with some orange highlights and a one finger white head when coaxed a bit and a good steady stream of bubbles in the glass. Looking good for a growler. Aroma has peach, mango, tropical fruit sweetness, and peach skins. Juicy and it really pops. Mouth feel is medium with a very nice coating and great carbonation considering it is a growler that was shipped. Flavor has plenty of fresh peach, apricot, mango, and juicy citrus. Hops enter the picture with some bitterness and they mix with malt that holds the whole thing together. It really does have an ipa in there and is not solely a fruit beer which is unique and gives this a lot of character. I love peach flavors in a beer and this one is really incredible. I have had a lot of good beers from Cigar City but this is the first one to really wow me!
tricyclist (832) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This beer is killer! Pint pour at the brewery of deep golden amber with a full finger head. Nose is complete juicy peaches! Light citrus and hop with tropical fruits. Flavor is heavy peaches as well, with light bitterness and noticeable hops as well. Super juicy peaches and jam. Really enjoyable. Nice lighter medium body with mild lacing. Awesome all around.
Huhzubendah (2650) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is apricot hued and pretty clear with a quarter inch of white head. A delectable aroma, led by fresh juicy peaches. Pleasant scents of tropical fruit and fresh hops. Delicious beer, with ample peach character throughout. Light bodied and easy drinking, with alcohol hidden quite well. Overall, a great IPA that I really enjoyed.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 07-02-2012
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Churchkey (Wash. DC). Pours a hazy bright gold color with a two finger white head. Smells of cedar, citrus hops and a lot of peach.
Taste is sweet peach blended nicely with the cedar flavor, complimented by the citrus & caramel malts. Medium body, medium carbonation and alcohol only mildly noticeable. Nice hop bitterness and dryness through the finish.
jbruner (2477) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of IPA day celebration at CCB. Pours a golden orange on tap with a solid white head and good lacing. Aroma of peach, slight apricot, and piney hop. Taste follows suit with the peach really coming through and a nice bitter finish. Clean mouthfeel and well balanced for a fruit IPA.
adam42381 (380) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from notes taken at Cigar City Brewing taproom on 7/15/12. Poured on draft into a Cigar City shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a medium caramel with orange highlights and a 1 finger foamy white head. Excellent lacing.
Smell: Fresh peaches are dominant with a hint of apricot and a touch of pine. The aroma reminds me of a much better version of Magic Hat #9.
Taste: Peaches everywhere. This one is all about the fresh peaches. I detect a little bit of typical Jai Alai bitterness at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Great drinkability. You could knock back several of these. Very refreshing.
Overall: Very good beer overall. This is a really easy drinking beer despite the 7.5% ABV. The peaches may be off-putting for those looking for a normal IPA, but I really liked it. Give it a shot if you get the chance. I’d love to see this one in bottles.
jcartamdg (2086) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a gold with a tick head and great lacing. Aroma of peach, hops and sold malt notes. Taste follows, I get some oak notes although this is not white oak peach. This is a great ipa
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Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin at Tap 42. Ugggly! Sewage slurry appearance. Aroma is all about peach meat and nectarine, sweet and juicy pulp, with a little of that red stringy bitter part near the pit. That nuanced nature persists onto the palate. Thank god this tastes better than it looks (which was due no doubt to its being transported today and unsettled). Thick and soft because of that agitation. The bitterness of the earthy, no-nonsense hop mingles and then marries the pit meat. Natural, fun, good.
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Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Firkin, Tap 42. Muddy as hell - same day delivery, eh? Aroma is full of peach w some fruity hops underneath. Jai Alai base I presume. Tasye is muddy, w light peach and quite a bit too much alcohol in the finish. Well, not at all refined. Could be good, but gotta let it rest a day before serving.
jjuf1853 (1242) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the tasting room. Aroma has tons of peach up front with a bit of hops in the background. Flavor is quite nice with a fair amount of tart/bitterness at first with some sweetness coming through in the finish.