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Cisco Island Reserve Double IPA

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
750ml bottle, split with Robotopera. Hazy dark orange color. Thin ring of off-white head. Some loose bits of lace. Up front, itís pretty evident that this has a brettanomyces thing going on. I was debating for a while whether this was intentional or not, because I remember the saison being surprisingly sour too (I later heard from brewery reps that the saison was intentionally soured). I donít think that is the case here, judging from other reviews... Thereís a tart, bright fruity flavor up front, mild sourness. Light to moderate bitter, moderate sweet taste. Aroma has some bright brett funk thatís noticeable up front, but once I get acclimated to it, itís not too bad. Some good resiny piney hop, earthy hop. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lightly creamy carbonation. Lightly effervescent. Brett is kind of strange with that but itís not too bad.. Mild to moderate caramel malt that wouldnít be so bad with the hop but it clashes with the brett. Like the soured saison, though, this beer grows on me quite a bit as I go.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3441) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap at Caliente. Pours a clear light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of light fruits, mango, grapefruit, grassy and stinky hops. Smells heavenly! Flavor is slightly sweeter, more citrus and mango, bitter hop resins, stinky hops. Wow, this is a real winner! So hoppy and fruity. Very drinkable for a IIPA. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at Caliente's. Pours a hazy golden yellow. White head. Aromas of tangerine and citrus. Some dankness and a hint of sweaty gym socks. Taste is slightly bitter with a clean finish. Really great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (457) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Hazy golden orange with a thick white head. Big fresh grapefruit nose. Crisp full bodied and smooth. Big grapefruit finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReV2 (143) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from Banana Jam Cafe, South Africa. Pours with a lively thick head, slightly hazy, taste is resinous, citrus with a heavy yeast presence making it quite hard going. Massive hops with multi-layered undertones. Drinking well up to its strength though it didnít sit well with the pizza Iíd just had. Next time Iíll try it on an empty stomach!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (871) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Really nice IIPA. 7.7% is perfect. Not all IIPAs have to be 9+%!! Fruity and dry and piney and bitter. Good west coast IPA from an East coast brewery. Really glad I snuck this guy back home w/ me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Classic double ipa. Good resin and big time grapefruit. Nice hoppy bitterness on finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On tap at the brewery during a visit with my wife. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Big bright citrus on the nose, grapefruit and some faint tropical fruit. Pungent hops, grapefruit, citrus Ė lots of big fat citrus. Soft citrus, long grapefruit. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours deep hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Tropical fruit and pine aromas. Medium bodied with mango and pineapple upfront turning to bready caramel before the lasting resin and pith finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at World of Beer Savannah. It pours hazy pale orange with a small white head. The nose is sweet tangerine, orange, candy, marmalade, tinned pineapple, pine and varnish. The taste is resinous, tangy orange, tangerine, alcohol bite, pine, white grape, sticky marmalade and varnish with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but rather juicy and tasty. Solid stuff.


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