GenDV138 (3355) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz pour on draft at Cigar City Brewpub TIA. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, light floral. Tastes of citrus, biscuit, caramel, malt, floral hops, a bit of wheat. Medium body with a dry finish.
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CCB. Pours a cloudy gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is citrus and floral. Thin mouth, nice pine and citrus. Very crisp and easy drinking, really nice.
DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste on tap at the brewery. Thanks Leighton for sharing. Mild hazy golden color. Thin ring of white head. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Nice biscuity bready malt, mild citrus, mild peppery. Tasty balanced pale ale. Touch of english influence?
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ CCB. Gold with a small head. Bread, pine sol. Light peppery earthy spunkiness. Similar flavor. Nice like character. Dry finish. Strone fruits and conifers. Light body, zippy.
Leighton (13952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the CCB tasting room during RBWG 2015. Pours lightly hazy gold with a creamy white head. Floral hops in the aroma, some perfume, rindy citrus. Medium sweet flavor with simple pale malts, light grains, more citrus rind. Light bodied with average carbonation. I trust hop finish, dry pale malts, rind, pine. Not bad.
pumpmaster (1267) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler from tap at the CC brewery tasting room in Tampa, FL. Very good!
cheap (4567) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At the airport. Nice creamy head. Smell is quite yeasty. Cloudy vanilla colored beer. First taste is a bit hoppy but not much. Goes down pretty easy. Good selection between a mild and hoppy ale. Decent co2 all round. Does seem to be refined considering my CC experiences. Not bad overall.
bytemesis (4597) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy butterscotch, medium white head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is muted citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, stone fruit, citrus, touch of pine, some floral notes. Medium body, silky mouthfeel. A bit out of the ordinary, but solid.
vandc01 (184) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Tampa Bat airport.
Aroma - nice tropical notes.
Appearance - gold color with a nice fluffy head.
Palate - nice lingering aftertaste.
Overall - another great cigar city beer. Very solid.
PartyFowle (625) - - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pale ale brewed at and for the Tampa airport. Hmm. Poured in a shaker pint. Perfectly clear honey hue. One finger head of silky, wispy white deposits nice webbed lacing. If there isnít cedar in here somewhere, Iíll give up my Cicerone certification. The spicy wood is all over the aroma, and the flavor is like licking a log of the stuff. Black pepper in the nose. A splash of mandarin in the flavor. Some tropical notes as well, mango mixed with white pepper. Odd and good. Fairly viscous medium body, prickly carbonation. Clean, crisp.
Thoroughly enjoyable, complex and unique.