Cigar City 110K+OT Batch #5

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Ale brewed with Curacao peel.

Sometimes a lot isnt nearly enough. For the times when a lot plus a bit more is called for we proffer the 110K+OT series. This 5th iteration is a 25 OF, 5 FG, 11% abv, 5 SRm sort of brew. If you dont know what all that jargon means the gist of this is; its more than you deserve. A lot more. And a little more than that too

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3582) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours slightly hazy copper color with off white head. Fruity and citrusy aromas with some caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with juicy citrus hops with moderate bitterness. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Much sweeter and maltier than what I look for in a DIPA, but still a nice Barley wine or American Strong ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
750 bottle from PUBR. Pours turbid deep orangy /fall foliage oak leaf color with 1-finger frothy well-retained off-white head. Seriously, if you scored this one lower than a 3 for appearance, then I question your rating acumen, as it looks pretty as a picture. The nose is intense, very barleywiney, with huge caramel malt, hops, fermented dark fruit, mango, cognac, and berries. Tastes super rich, with a heavy caramel malt base, syrupy, with hints of cognac, a less sweet Irish Mist, huge tropical fruit including tangerine, pineapple, mango, and star fruit, and finishing cognac and spirity notes. Stays a bit sweet, with a huge palate heft and complexity. Oh, and dont forget the hops. Theres more hops in this than you peons deserve, and a little more than that, too. I expect this one to age well for 20 years, and this would pair extremely well with a CAO maduro cigar as an after-meal smoke to a prelude dinner of roasted bartlett pear salad, black pepper-crusted lamb chop, and au gratin potatoes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. This is about what I expected. A big sweet malty ale with aggressive resinous hops that probably more resembles an American Barleywine than a Double IPA... The aroma has lots of toffee and resin. Some whiffs of alcohol join, with a touch of grapefruit. Copper colored; pours with a fluffy off-white head that fades to a thin layer. Thin lacing slides along the sides of the glass after each sip. Big and malty, as stated at the top; full-bodied, sweet, and a bit syrupy going down, with mostly resinous, but some citrus hops too. The curacao peel certainly adds an interesting element, and is a welcomed contrast to all the sweet malt. This gets a bit dry in the finish but theres still a lot of lingering malt. Its hopped up but theres not a ton of bitterness. I wasnt a huge fan of this but I didnt dislike it either. Its just a bit too hefty, sticky, and malty for my tastes these days. It is, fortunately, better than the 110K #3 of the series, but that one was pretty bad. Make this an 8-9% Double IPA with curacao peel and the malt kept in check and now were talking. Of course, then it wouldnt be a 110K+OT beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Misty orange brown that kicks up a frothy, off-white head. Nose is orange and vodka, pineapple, pine and toffee. Holy crap! First sip delivers a burst of flavor; almost full body, syrupy with a tingle then bitter and biting. Taste is candied orange peel, cherry pie, grapefruit and pine. Fat and juicy; wish i got paid for OT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7210) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2012
750 thanks to Michelle. Big malty Double IPA. Pine and resin. Caramel. Pretty sweet overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
750ml bottlepours gold/amber with a thin light tan head. Aroma is orange/tropical fruit, sweet light/medium malt, some spice. Taste is orange/tropical fruit hops, sweet light/medium malt-caramel, some spice @finish. Hops are mostly in flavor, very little bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Apple cider colored with big, foamy off-white head / Hoppy nose of pine, caramel, citrus / Full body, sweet and malty, chewy, with big, lightly biting hops, with good, sweet but bitter, slightly hot, finish / Big, rich flavors of fresh caramel, cut pine, orange, and grapefruit / A big malty monster, more on the triple ipa side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Stila 2012-07-07. Clear golden/orange beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity, hoppy, grassy and metallic aroma. Hoppy, malty, fruity, citrus and metallic flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3683) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2012
Bomber. Yeast, sweet light fruit, and some barn floor. Hazy orange-brown, 2-cm head, and very slowly rising carbonation. Strong fruit -- stewed peaches -- herbs, alcohol warmth. Deep hopping in mid palate. Sweet finish. Medium-heavy body. Creamy. Seems like it should be sticky, but it isnt. Almost a dessert beer. Interesting and complex, but a little too sweet in the final. Think it would be better at lower alcohol level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10923) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Amber pour, off white head. Very malt forward beer with some clementine, yeast and mild hop aroma. Flavor is sweet, caramel and comes across more like a barelywine.

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