medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - OCT 21, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sabe a fresas frescas, ciruelas, frambuesas. So many sweet fruits with a perfect malt balance to match the fruity hops. Otra cerveza perfecta de Cigar City!
Swans (130) - FRANCE - OCT 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep copper colour with red hints. The foam is creamy but don’t lace the glass. Sweet, hoppy and a bit sour, Lovely brew,
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pour is murky amber with a frothy, long-lasting, off-white head and wonderful lacing. Tropical fruits upfront in the aroma, grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and pineapple with light notes of caramel on the backend. Taste is big grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, light caramel, a touch of bread, and resin with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with medium-to-soft carbonation. Great beer, but really more like an India Red Ale or American Strong, than an amber. Anyhow, it is very delicious.
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle-how do they keep doing this? What a great beer and unexpected surprise. Looks more like a brown ale with a nice beige head and a good bit of lacing. Wow, a fruity, hoppy aroma hits right off the bat. The taste was fruity floating a nice base of caramel and malts. Nice, chewy finish with the right amount of bitterness. Great, great stuff. Produce place 1.79.
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Chaney. Thanks Brandon!
The beer is russet brown, with orange to crimson highlights. The head is an inch thick, composed of dense, off white sea foam. The snifter is utterly caked with lacing.
The aroma brings some nice hop character, along with a faint malt presence. The scent is reminiscent of many Cigar City brews I have had, with notes of dense smoke.
Great flavor and quite interesting. Not your ordinary red ale. The smoke and hop flavors are integrated elegantly. This beer is great for sipping or rapid consumption.
Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Alcohol content is minimal.
Overall, an interesting and unique brew. Fun to drink. I am glad for the opportunity to sample this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-28-2011
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great tasting amber. Poured a copper color with just a little bit of head. The aroma was pine resin, citrus, and a malt wallop. Taste followed and had a excellent balance of malt and hops. Almost a spiciness...unusual for a red ale. Mouthfeel was nice, a little thick, but it worked. Very drinkable. Great stuff.
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle I picked up on my way through Orlando. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Aromas of bright citrus, tropical fruits, resiny hops, and some sweet toasted malts. Flavors of grapefruit, resiny hops, mango, some pine, caramel and toasted malts. Nice sweet malty backbone to match hop profile. About as good as an amber can get in my opinion.
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Barcade with James and Streets for the CCB event 09/11/2012. Dark glassy red, whatever head, sweet, beady, piney aroma, similar taste. Delicious, rich mouthfeel with notes of fresh citrus, grapefruit and possibly berry. Good noticeable malt base and a lingering caramel sweetness.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB
Ambrée, col beige épais. Profile alterne côté malté et houblonné fruité avec un penchant vers la malt grille/caramel. Palais garde une approche qui met en avant une bonne dose de houblon fruité entre agrumes ; tropical et un côté léger résineux/pin. Facile à boire, mais pas spécialement ma préférée.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle! Poured lighter orange with a short, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up a heavy dose of deep, juicy darker fruits, berries, and mango, with more of the mango on the back of the nose.. I enjoyed the fruit in there. The flavor found sweeter caramel to join the fruits (raspberries, mango, and some pineapple).. black pepper, pine resin, and mixed citrus bitterness around.. spicy and bitter on the long finish. Light-medium bodied, bitter, and fairly strong on the palate.. a touch cloying at times, but still really well done.