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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on Spanish cedar.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5874) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/17/2012. Pours extremely hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange, mango, orange rind, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, cedar, floral, grass, toast, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great hop complexity and good balance. Lots of sweet hops with minimal pine or spiciness balance. Taste of big orange zest, pineapple, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, toast, light cedar, light pine, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, caramel, toast, light pine, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of hop flavors with a nicely balanced malt backbone; zero cloying flavors noticed after the finish. Cedar wasn’t too noticeable, but it probably also smoothed out the beer flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy, lightly slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! Great hop complexity and flavor balance; very smooth and easy to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as I expected.


2.9
TEJA (3199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2017
White head that quickly disappear to a thin lace. Very cloudy and not appealing. Piney and cedar wood aroma. Sweet maltiness and a rough bitterness.

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Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Amber/gold color with a tight off white head. Aroma is a nice balance of floral and spruce, mild maltiness is present. Taste is citrus upfront, mild alcohol, some grass and spruce. Body is firm with some chew to it.

3.7
Piw (1223) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2017
355ml Dose. Orangefarben und trüb mit mittelgroßer Schaumkrone. Fruchtig-süß. Honigaromen. Feineren im Antrunk. Voller Körper.

3.9
Tranquillity (2481) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
Canned. Golden red body, huge fluffy white head. The aroma is a bit weaker but the taste is amazing. Pineapple, peach. Wow.

4
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Draft 12 oz pour at Cigar City. Considering how much of a bitch it ended up being getting down to this fine city, sitting here, and enjoying a taproot exclusive is the definition of relief. Cloudy orange copper pour with a thin fizz head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, and a bit pepper like, though it is likely a created clone aroma. Big robust flavor, dry, wood finish. Maintained hop quality and orange fruit. I’m just happy to be here. Very unique. Delicious.

3.9
cecedrake (75) - - FEB 1, 2016
Pours dark amber with thick white head. Aromas of cedar and a lot of hops. Tastes similar with some caramel and spices.Very good.

3.6
maximum12 (32) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Thanks to markwise for this crowler. The pour is on the copper/amber end of the spectrum, with slightly lower carbonation than expected, which isn’t too surprising. The nose is top-notch: cedar closet, my grandma’s sweaters, potpourri, sweet honeyed tea, pepper. Humidor IPA should really be relabeled Humidor Humidor. Massive cedar lumbers all the way through the start, mid-palate, finish, & I’m sure, when I get up to piss in the middle of the night, I’ll still have splinters wedged in my molars. Other than that there’s a vast ocean of sweet malts, sweet honeycomb, faint bell of bitterness ringing (far, far off), & not much else. I’ve loved the dark, malty Humidor beers in the series, but it just doesn’t work as well with an IPA. Luckily I like cedar & sticky sweet stuff, so it’s still good…but miles wide of the style marker.

4.2
Svesse (8731) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with big, frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty, woody nose with citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, apricots, caramel, rye and fresh aromas of cedar wood. Malty, fruity taste with orange peel, grapefruit, apricot marmalade, caramel, rye, balanced flavours of cedar wood and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Very tasty and well balanced IPA. The cedar wood gives it an extra dimension and stays in good balance, never taking over from the hops. Just a great beer!

3.9
DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Aroma - caramel malt, hops, citrus, spiced. Appearance - orange color body frothy off-white head, solid lacing. Taste - balance of hop bitters and some sweetness - some peppery qualities and citrus. Palate - medium body, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, the finish has nice hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Not bad - not my favorite, but it won't be the worst beer I drink tonight. It's my first beer from Cigar City - it won't be my last. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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