yngwie (17233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle, 75cl. A hazy, dark golden beer with a foamy, off-white head, two-finger thick. Lots of cedar on the nose. Not much left of the normal IPA aromas. Touch of something bretty too. Cedarish flavor too, some sugary maltyness and a nice bitterness. Spiced. Full-bodied, lightly warming and pleasantly carbonated. Long, cedarish, bitter finish with some spicyness. A really nice beer, but I miss the IPA aromas and flavors. They’re there, but too subdued. Wonderful cedar aroma and flavor though. Nice. 110917 Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
Thanks Joes for sharing. Color is dark orange and cloudy. Smell and taste are really good, you can really taste the cedar aging in this beer. Nice full body, nice carbonation. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours a murky orange color with a white head. Cedar aroma is definitely there, but nowhere near as over the top as some cedar beers. Citrus and floral hops with a light pine. Spicy wood, vanilla, and sweet caramel malts. The flavor is relatively the same as the aroma. Cedar is prominent, but not overpowering. Citrus peel, pine bitterness, wood, hints of vanilla, and fairly sweet caramel and toffee malts. Dedollewaitor (16380) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Feb. 2011. Pours hazy orange with a small creamy lasting head. Nose is hops, brett , oak and dust. Very exotic - apricot and pineapple. Smooth... Nice. bhensonb (15739) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle from Josh. He’ll join one of these days. Pours a hazy sort of blood orange color with a good, stiff finely bubbled off-white head. Lots of citrus, lowkey caramel, and fruit for aromas, along with something herby/woody. Medium body with frothy creamy carbonation. Flavor is mixed hop, mild caramel, and it moves to something woody. Never "ate" cedar before. Turns the ale astringent. Very. Very different from oak. Finishes toward floral, so the bitter isn’t what it started as. But with the wood, hop and astringency this is one tasty brew. Note: gave palate a 5 cause this is so new and pleasingly different to my mouth.
Scopey (15649) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods Tribeca. It pours hazy dark orange with moderate carbonation and a very thin off-white head. The nose is wood, orange, mango, apricot, humbug sweets and a little spice. The taste is tangy orange, mango, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, blackberry, wood, resin and a little alcohol warmth, with a long bitter finish. A really interesting and rather tasty IPA. djd07 (15536) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy amber with thick white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong oak and hop. Medium mouthfeel with dry pine hop. Good. Ratman197 (15346) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2010
750 ml botle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, orange, pink grapefruit, cedar and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange and cedar with a smooth lingering bitter finish. One of the better Cigar City beers I’ve tried! gunnfryd (15256) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is cedar wood, malt, hop. Flavour is cedar wood, malt, citrus, hop, caramel. Bitter finish. Full body. Stange nice beer. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Big aroma of cedar wood and floral, citric and piney hops, maybe a bit stale. Hazy deep golden. Bitter flavor with light malt sweetness, lots of cedar wood and some piney hops. Finishes very bitter. Medium-bodied. Interesting. Maybe a bit past its prime.