Cigar City Peach India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - APR 14, 2011
32oz growler, thanks Alex and Dave. Pours a clear bright light copper with decent off white head. Definitely fruit forward in the nose, sweet peach, hint of pineapple, mango, light crystal malt sweetness underneath. Touch sweet up front, then picks up the same bitter cedar flavor that reminds me o the cedar jai alai, dry piney finish with some sweetness from the peach as well as the crystal malt. Drinks pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2011
Nose is that of the regular base IPA with a good deal of crystal malt, limes, earthy hop notes, toast, and some iced tea. The peach comes in lightly and helps balance some of the crystal malts. Pours orange amber, nice clarity, bubbly head and lace. The flavor is toasty with caramel malts, light iced tea, earthy woody hop notes, lime, and solid peach natural flavors throughout. Nice citrus bitterness and dry resiny notes linger. Quenching and drinkable. I am digging this more and more as I drink it. Thanks for hooking it up Dave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Casey for this growler. Pours an orange apricot color into my tulip. Nose brings some really nice peach aromas with a bit of citrus fruit and some pine. Tropical notes abound. Taste is pretty good with some peach, although the nice bitterness an resin from the original Jai Alai is a bit muted. Great feel with a nice smoothness and body. Drinks incredibly well and overall is a very good variation on the original. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 11-08-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2011
32oz fresh growler from my buddy ibrew2or3. thanks so much dave! opens with a huge hiss, great sign, and pours a beautiful copper-gold with a thick, two-finger, rocky, off-white head that has great retention and leaves a tight sheet of lace. aroma is awesome with the signature tropical fruit notes of pineapple, mango, and passion fruit of Jai Alai backed up by sweet peach nectar, peach jelly candy, and hints of wet grass and light toffee. flavor is fantastic with the bright, sweet notes of peach flesh, peach pie filling, and peach sherbet bursting out ahead of the orange citrus, pineapple, and pine esters with a smooth note of crackery malt on the finish. palate is medium bodied and perfectly carbonated with a real smoothness and slight zing from the peach notes. i’ll have no problem crushing this growler. another winner from CCB. thanks again for this one, dave!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
I really enjoyed this beer, it was one of my favorites at the RNH Cigar City takeover. Pours clear and copper with a very strong peach/apricote aroma, along with some floral hops and citrus. Light sweetness up front, but gives way to a hoppy finish with a light bitterness. Very well balanced and refreshing, would definitely try again if it ever shows up around here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Draft at the 2011 Hunahpu’s release. Pours a bright golden orange color that is hazy and opaque with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks, spots and rings of chunky, soapy lacing left behind. The nose of this beer is bursting with tropical fruit with only slight earthy pine notes. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit, mostly peach but also mango, pineapple and citrus rind. Medium bodied and bursting with luscious tropical fruit flavor. Tons of peach up front providing more sweetness that lingers throughout. Not very dry with slight bitterness and the sweetness takes away from the hop flavor a bit. Lots of tropical peach, mango and pineapple as well as some orange peel. Pale malt backbone provides nice balance but this beer could use a bit more hop bite/bitterness/dryness. Very refreshing and extremely quaffable but it’s a bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Draft @ the Hunahpu release. Pours clear orangish color with off white head. Aromas of peaches and citrus. Sweet peach and citrus flavors with some sweet maltiness. Medium body with average carbonation. A little too peachy for my tastes but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Tampa, Fl - 32 oz growler from the brewery tap room. Medium copper, glistening, with a nice sticky white head. Aroma of fresh peaches with a hint of spruce in the back end. Peach essence is present in the flavor, but not as prominent as the aroma, but just enough to add a bit of intrigue. More grapefruit-like citrusy than peach with some nutty notes in the back end., Mouthfeel is nice and sticky. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Mini-Growler thanks to David. Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. A awesome sweet hoppy and huge peach aroma. The flavor is two very different beasts; sweet citrus and peaches, but also a rich bitterness. Fruity a bit of cannabis. Very smooth and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2011 Tap at Hunahpu 2011. The pour is a hazy to mostly clear orange with a medium, rocky yellow head. Aroma is full peaches and cream ice cream, more like peach cobbler than tangy and fleshy peach. (Maybe it went in the mash and got cooked a little bit?). Taste is fully bitter, with oily peach cobbler and ice cream. Really good stuff. 3/14/2011 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

Growler consumed about two weeks after being filled. The pour is exquisite: a clear deep orange body is topped with a giant, yellow, ice cream, sheen and massively rocky whipped cream head. Amazing retention and lace. Aroma is really outstanding: fresh juicy peach, cooked peaches in dessert, peach cobbler. Very intense, full, and unmistakable. Taste is bitter, spicy, mild peach, sweet peach cobbler. Palate is soft, bitter, biting, and fairly intense. Oily and bitter rather than dry and astringent. Not super fresh but oh so good. Should probably be a regular CCB offering. 5/1/2011 8/5/7/4/15=3.9

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