SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2009
buckle up buttercup! .. . god, aroma is amazing, a well baked pinecone and cedar (fresh humidor) .. . pours a kickass causing dark rich gold tan with a fantastic silly fun cream head, lacing is cute as a button.. . abv is so well hidden and the subtle refined whiffs of cedar to sap are just wonderful, and super tasty! .. . aroma is just to awesome and the flavours, light peppery spice from the cedar, so intriguing and unique.. joey, you sir have started something that will/should take off like california wildfires.. . this is the highlight of all the beers i tried/picked up while in Orlando! .. . does it get better than this? Telios (10) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
On tap @ CCB’s Hunahpu’s release party. This beer just does it for me, and I’m not sure how to describe it in words. I definitely love the smell and taste of the cedar and that is a large part of it, but there is also something in the way the base beer, the Jai-alai IPA, is transformed. The hops are a bit subdued, but where that hop aroma/flavor drops off, the cedar comes in and carries on and the interplay is just perfect. Also, I have perceived the finish of Jai-alai to be a little rough/muddled/tobacco-y in the past, but in the Humidor IPA it is softened/cleaned up quite a bit as that amazing cedar comes through. Outstanding!!! DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
Bottle from Frank Smith’s. Pours turbid orangy dark straw with 2-finger uniform white head. Nose is awesome, a medley of strong black pepper, tangerine, pineapple, mild woody, hopcitrus, caramel malt. Tastes rich, very complex, very black pepper, with woody, pineapple, tangerine, and floral notes. Reminds me a bit of a Ruination and Thermo Refur hybrid, and might be even have more fresh ground black pepper in the nose and flavor. Gets hoppier and a bit drier as it warms, and is absolutely delicious from bell to bell. Wow, yet another awesome beer from Joe and Wayne. To make a beer like this takes knowledge, it takes effort, it takes innovation, it takes risk, and above all it takes a huge set of brass balls. Beers like this are why I drink. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Pours clear, dark copper with a large, fluffy, light tan head. Smells faintly hoppy with touches of the cedar causing a smokey, tobacco-like aroma. Taste has strong bitterness with smokey and woody tobacco flavors from the cedar. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Cigar City Humidor Series (Jai Alai Cedar Aged) IPA finishes smooth with a touch of smokey bitterness. asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark orange-brown with a slightly off white head that leaves bold lacing on the glass. Aroma is orange, lemon zest, spice, hints of caramel, and the spanish cedar. It smells as though I am in a walk-in humidor. Flavor is grapefruit upfront followed by spiciness and slight hints of vanilla. On the palate the beer is extremely bright and crisp with the hops that are enhanced by the spanish cedar, there is a malt backbone that provides just the right amount of sweetness so there is no lingering bitterness. I wish I had a cigar to pair. This is simply wonderful!
miamibrewer (6) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
One of the best IPA's I have ever had! The citrusy woodsy, floral character along with the dominating cedar at the nose and mouth make this beer a must have for all IPA junkies. I travel to 3.5 hours to drink this brew at the brewery! CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
My 100 th rating. One of my favorite beers. Big hop aroma with mango grass and pine. Evident Spanish cedar in nose and flavor. Everything in flavor last through out finish. Perfect balance. soicanbreathe (13) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
This beer was right up my alley, the cedar really took the hop flavor to the next level, i could drink the beer forever BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2010
750ml Bottle from Whole Foods in Tampa. Pours a honey color with an enormous head of foam as if were still brewing. Slightly hazy and a bit of sediment on the last pour gave me a cloudy last glass. The lacing was quite thick and clinging. Aroma has some grapefruit, some floral and of course the beautiful cedar. This is one exceptional brew. Body is medium, soft with low carbonation and a bit oily. The flavor of this brew is just outstanding and the best I’ve ever had from a bottle. This was a fresh one and the combination of cedar and hops is a marriage made in heaven. As one rater put it, this is why I drink beer raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Simply amazing! All my favorite flavors in one, tangerine and greatfruit then piney bitterness in the end. This brewery is everything I’ve heard and more! Glad I have 8 more of theese!