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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
We’re about to light up Florida with this Cigar City collaborative brew. Our Belgian yeast tangos with Anaheim and Marash peppers along with loads of citrusy hops to create an ale full of spice. Aged on Spanish cedar to salute our mutual love for wood!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wjmckeown (1) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
Liked this collaboration. Two well established breweries brewed a good tasting beer that has good color, taste and aroma. Chilis are apparent, but not overwhelming. Some citrus detected. Would seek out this beer in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours pale gold orange color, semi clear with a huge beige head. Nose is cherries, bell peppers, strawberries, caramel. Body is medium with a very silky texture, and medium carbonation. Initial soft sweetness leads to a nice clean dry finish, with just light lingering fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (566) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours light brown, minimal head. Aroma of herbs, floral hand soap, watermelon. Taste is soapy, flowery, not sure where the peppers come in, maybe slighltly in the finish. Maybe. The description is much better than the product.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bomber into pint glass. Massive head on a golden-to-brown color. Herbal hops aroma with not much else. Taste is bland and uninspiring. The Belgian yeast comes through as does some peppery hops. However, the peppers and the wood are practically nonexistent. I've had a great many of CCBs cedar aged beers before and this doesn't even come close. I've also has plenty of their pepper beers and this is also doesn't come close. If you gave this to someone and didn't tell them a description, they would just assume it's some run of the mill pale ale. Disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1586) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Bright orange with a tall off-white head. Citrusey, lemony hops, subdued peppers, and caramel. Sugary sweetness with a with a lemon rind bitterness. Medium body with a sticky feel. Very well done beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (462) - USA - DEC 5, 2014
Aroma is nice and hoppy. Pours a golden brown with a healthy head into stemware from tap. Mouth feel is great and thin and bubbly. Taste is pepper forward with sweetness and some hops at the end. Really interesting brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
bottle - Pours hazy orange with a big off-white head. It smells of citrus and yeast. The flavor is of pale malt, yeast, and rather subtle peppers. It’s on the dry side with moderate bitterness at most. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bruds (45) - - NOV 15, 2014
Pours Orange, lacy head that sticks to the glass. Smells hoppy. Tastes hoppy and finishes with the chillies. Little bitter on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2139) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours orange-amber into the glass with a soapy head that leaves ring lacing down the glass. The nose is citrusy and vegetal. Citrus flavors are backed with chile skins and building light to moderate heat. A juicy mouthfeel shows a nice bitter finish, which complements the chile heat well. This feels a bit unilateral, without much depth. The palate feels devoid of true substance, without a decent malt backbone. A tad thin, juicy with subtle chile essence, I was really hoping for more out of a collaboration of such great titans of the craft industry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (436) - USA - NOV 2, 2014
Medium amber flows out of the bomber and into my glass, the head accumulating so quickly I am overwhelmed. It’s soft, off-white, and grips the sides of the glass with a tenacity uncommon with a foam this thick, creamy and wet. The aroma is a very light Belgian yeast, the bread and spice dominating and wiping out any notion of peppers. The taste is slightly bitter, but very subdued. Not enlightening, not amazing, but not a bad experience at all. It’s a combination of the yeast and the cedar that are coming together to make this what it is. Really a nice palate, medium body, light carbonation, and a long lasting and dry experience on my tongue. The flavors are timid almost, but this has a style of it’s own. Not a favorite, but definitely not what I expected from the ratings I had seen. Wood and spice...the floor of the forest is coming through here, rather than the fruits of the trees. A new experience. A good experience. I would ask that someone tries this for themselves rather than relying on the average rating or taster. It deserves more than to be considered a rating.

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