Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent red ale that has a great story as to why and how it got its name! I love it when a brewery includes their communities history into their beers! Another delicious beer from Cigar City!
PhilJackson80 (389) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Can. Tasted on 6/24/14. Beer from Cigar City Brewery. The beer has a reddish brown color with an off white head. The beer has great hop flavor with a good strong malt to balance the flavor. Overall a great red/ Amber beer.
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suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown red colored pour. Big light tan head. Plenty if lacing. Huge hop aroma with a nice malt background. Dry sweet malt taste followed by grapefruit and orange.
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh from the brewery, poured from a can into my new Cigar City pint glass. Pours a medium red color with a pillowy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing. Great looking beer. Aroma is intensely citrusy. Smells like a big IPA. Big bold flavors flood the palate as soon as you take your first sip. Big citrus flavors, along with other fruit flavors such as apple, and a mild malty sweetness. There is a lingering bitterness but it balances everything out. This beer really caught me off guard with how good it is. Very well done, very enjoyable.
Daytonbeer (673) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with reddish hue and tan head with some lacing. Aroma of apple and mango peels, bread, and light hops. Taste is malty bread, caramel, toffee, and rip fruit. More complex than I thought. Very nice.
merc7186 (2290) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bready Malts, Caramel, Mildly Spicy
Appearance: Dark Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Caramel, Bready Malts, Mild Dark Fruit, Mildly Spicy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear red with a bit of white foam. Aroma is granny smith apple, cherry, dark fruits. Taste is spicy red - some alcohol astringency, orange and pine notes, ruby red grapefruit, big malt punch in the background. A well made amber.
Ferris (5237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - caramel and sweet earthy hops. Cloudy copper with a brown head. Cedar, spice and a caramel sweetness, balanced be a nice hoppy bitterness.
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Looks really nice in the glass with a thick big extremely lacing almost fluffy off-white head on top of a amber brown cloudy body. Not much to say on the looks really. Its really sweet fruity on the nose with a ton of ripe sweet fruits. Thick juicy peaches, some fermented mango, piney hops and a thick malty base. Smells really inviting I have to admit. Doesn’t taste bad either. It is perhaps on the sweet side at first, but the piney really branch bitter find is equalizes it nicely. I get again lots of ripe old fruits in the taste. It has a really strong and powerful malty base providing it a near fudge like caramel sweetness. Pine cones and a little yeast finishes this one of nicely. Almost a nutty like yeastiness in the finish. Yeah, I quite enjoyed this one. 07.10.2013
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank straight from can. Not usually a fan of red ales but this is one of my favorites from CCB, Aroma is nice with citrus standing out. Hops are well balanced in this beer.