Cigar City 110K+OT Batch #5

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

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8363) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks drowland). Looks good; an opaque orange with thin lacing. Smells pungent; that peel is big. Tastes pretty good too. Mouthfeel is average. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine Ft Lauderdale. It pours clear amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is massive citrus, pot pourri, floral and sweet tangy orange. The taste is sweet orange citrus fruit, pot pourri, resin, alcohol warmth, tangy, spice and marmalade. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Slightly sticky mouth-feel and perhaps a touch too sweet. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7166) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Botte at CBCs First Birthday Party. Cheers to Scopey for bringing this one back from FL! The pour is a full deep amber orange with no head whatsoever. The nose is oak, lemon, strawberry sherbet and orange. The taste is much the same, plenty of wood and orange liqueur. Full body, hot. Overall, not bad, but not a standout on the day!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
racer_x (4) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012 does not count
Bottle shared whilst playing bar trivia, acquired via trade. So, Im excited by the prospect of trying my first from the 110K+OT series, mostly because I know the history. I was totally IN, in a lurk-y kind of way. Cool label, but maybe not as SWEET as the original. Poured a murky orange, sticky but quickly fading head. Smell is herbal, sweet, boozy punctuated by orange peel. Tastes sweet and one-dimensional, but the alcohol is well-hidden. Slightly herbaceous, but not much in the way of hops. Very syrupy palate with low carb. Basically all the things I dislike about DIPAs with none of the aggressive hoppiness I crave.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
If you like fruity IIPAs, this is the new benchmark A: Pours pretty dark for an IIPA - deep dark golden color, almost brown. The soapy head is pretty small for a beer of this gravity, decent retention S: Tropical fruit-forward IIPA...tons and tons of either guava or papaya notes along with sweet, ripe citrus (grapefruit, orange). You can tell that this beer has some residual sugar in it. Malts give a seemingly sturdy caramel balance to it. Alcohol is noticeable as this decants. T: This is a big, sweet beer. Not too sweet by my standards. Again, tons of tropical fruit notes in the flavor (guava, pineapple, mango, orange), solid bitterness that definitely helps to balance the sweetness. Malts give a little support and balance, but this is a fruity, hop forward Double IPA. MF: Creamy velvety feel to it. Pretty big in body as well. Carbonation is right on par. The massive 11% ABV is surprisingly well hidden but warms your face and chest. O: One of the most tropical-fruity beers Ive had - drastically surpasses CITRA, Just Outstanding, Yulesmith, and anything else that I have put in a glass in terms of fruit. Very solid offering from CCB, but splitting a bomber is probably best

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (23269) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
30th June 2012
Bottle shared at Craft by Scopey - nice one Paul! Hazy amber beer, small cream coloured head. Smooth semi dry palate turning softer. Lovely rich tangy orange. Sweet and sour. Orange liquer. Orange peel. Rich orange marmalade. Mild minerals. Smooth finish. A lovely rich orangey treat!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17571) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle at Craft. Like hazy orange hazy like its pretty good. Good aroma. Its pretty good. Sweet lovely orange good. Lovely

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12868) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a hazy orange body with a spare white head. Aroma of orange, alcohol, unfermented sugars, and yeast. Flavor of alcohol, syrupy, herbs, honey, and grass. Quite messy.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Not sure what these d-bags who have also rated this are talking about. This is a fantastic brew. If you dont categorize it into anything and just take if for what it is it is a fabulous experiment. If you made beer on a commercial scale youd understand and this for being 11% is sex in a can. Big orange, more malty but incredibly, absolutely incredibly smooth for 11%. So suck my balls all ye who think its only an 81. Suck em.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MacBoost (1791) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle courtsey of dougefreezy, thanks bro! Pours a hazy dark orange. An agressive pour yielded quite a decent sized head. Aromas of toffee, spices, clove and some Kentucky Fried Chicken biscuits in there as well. Taste is sweet, with some esters, some funky spice that doesnt belong there along with some bitterness. Certainly not a hop bomb. This beer is very sweet. Something is a little off with this beer... Cant quite pit my finger on it... Maybe because its so cloying... Maybe its the clove flavors, maybe its just me. Honestly, I was expecting more from this beer. This is more like $30K+OT.


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