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Cigar City Strawberry Kiwi IPA

Cigar City Strawberry Kiwi IPA
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB Fruit in the Room. Profile type de la Jai Alai avec ici un ajout de fraise et kiwi qui ne contribuent réellement pas à un changement drastique de la bière. Je m’attendais à retrouver ce côté terreux de la fraise et ce côté épicé en léger picotement du kiwi mais ces dernières restent un peu cachés par le profile prenant de l’IPA de base.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2011
On tap at the Fruit in the Room fest. This one pours a hazy, dark golden color and topped by a small head of off white foam that recedes quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows pretty typical of regular Jai Alai with big citrus and piney hops up front to go with the caramel malt base. There is a hint of tropical fruit sweetness to go with the orange and grapefruit, but its hard to discern the strawberry and kiwi. The flavor follows with the orange and grapefruit bitterness from the hops and balanced out by the toasted toffee malt base. Some tropical fruit skins seem to linger around on the back end. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a fruity, bitter finish. This is another nice treatment on the Jai Alai, but the strawberry and kiwi weren’t as noticeable as I was hoping for.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Draft… CCB Fruit in the Room 2010… Pours hazy and amber with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Earthy, fruity aroma – not really picking up any strawberries or kiwi, but plenty of citrus, pineapple and grapefruit with a whisper of pine. Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Bittersweet flavors of grapefruit rind, apricot, toffee and pineapple with a faint note of strawberry. Finishes bittersweet (more bitter than sweet) and tropical fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2010
On draft at Fruit in the Room. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is typical Jai Alai nose (caramel with pine and citrus) with some strawberry, kiwi, and mild fruit notes. Flavor is similar with the fruit in the back. The sweet and unusual IPA fruits are in the back and somewhat complimentary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
On tap at Fruit in the Room at Cigar City Brewing. Pours murky copper with gold edges and tan head like the other IPA treatments sampled today. The aroma is earthy sweet kiwi, strawberry skins and pine to citrus like hoppiness creating an odd and interesting and intriguing mix at the same time. The taste begins with a pleasing sweet kiwi note and then picking up a ribbon of earthiness before the strawberry fruit flavors come to the surface with the pineapple, sugary grapefruit, a touch resiny and orange peel like hoppiness following right behind. The strawberry and kiwi linger there into the after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Tap @ Fruit In The Room. Poured a clear copper color with a medium sized off white head. Nose is big piney, citrus hops up front with notes of caramel and grass also present. Medium body with a great amount of carbonation and a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is bitter, earthy hops balanced with sweet caramel, notes of grass, cereal, and grain with very weak berry on the back end. Nice bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours a semi hazy dark gold. Nose is pine and citrus hops. If you reach you can grab some kiwi and/or strawberry notes. Flavor is straight up Jai Alai with very little kiwi or strawberry. Not hard to believe since they are such subtle fruits. All in all a good drinkable beer. If you like their regular IPA, you’ll like this one as well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Pours a murky golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Strawberry with a hint of lime. Taste is amazing the kiwi is subtle with the strawberry shining thru. Palate is good. Medium mouthfeel with a birch of stickyness. Overall a great beer


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