Madsen1635 (795) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2017 argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some catty. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light pine. Light-medium body, light resin.
Can. Hazy golden pour with white head. Aroma has light malty base and flowers on top. Taste has mild bitter notes and fresh fruit. Quite thick texture. Medium carbonation. Light body. brownaler (646) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Cloudy orange appearance with formal hop body with a bit of kiwi and pineapple. Fantastic pale ale. SirLimpsalot (4163) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2017
@Stordirren 17-6-22: riktig trevlig med en tydlig maltighet, fin humlebalans med et hint av citrus. Dacrza (962) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2017
DATE: June 18, 2017... OCCASION: Father’s Day and a free dinner at the Draught House... GLASSWARE: pint... Golden bronze body, nice off-white head that laces nicely...mildly transparent with subtle effervescence... Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, bright punchy tropical fruits, with a beautiful malt backbone... for a pale ale, quite promising... lively, pleasant and balanced in its palate--smooth, bubbly, and lasting in its aftertaste... great lacing... lemon zest, mango, and pineapple are at the fore...a balancing act that makes a pale ale into an artform... as promised by others singing CC’s name, this is a beer I would love to have in my microfridge for all seasons... versatile, pairing well with steak and salad alike... coachd (807) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Nice clean grapefruit and lemon hop aroma. Dingy yellow color with a bright white head. Tastes a bit one dimensional with earthy hops and not much else. Good dense palate for a pale ale.
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Beaver (1791) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2017
12 oz can, canned on 4/28/17. Pours slightly hazy yellow gold with a big rocky bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.kambei70 (1037) - - JUN 10, 2017
The aroma is subdued - biscuity malt with some fruity floral hops.
The flavor is sweet bready malt with fruit and a good amount of slightly harsh bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice hoppy pale.
Slightly hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma is quite orange forward with a nice caramel malt backbone. There is also a fresh green tea note and sweet tangerines. Taste follows with a good amount of hops with orange and resin notes, slightly sweet at first but follows with a pleasant bitterness. Light to medium body with an appropriate carbonation. Really easy drinking, balanced pale ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone eRock_2013 (461) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2017
I believe this is my first sampling of a beer from Cigar City, and it’s a stellar first impression from this refined true-to-style American Pale Ale! From a fresh can, this poured a classic pale copper-orange color with plenty of steady lacing and a thick white foamy head. Vibrant looking with all the bubbly activity, although the foam is more soapy than frothy. Aroma is a rich and dank resinous pacific pine forest hoppiness, yet with a delicate balanced bready maltiness, impressive. Taste follows with a multi-layered display of classic piney and resiny hop flavors, surprisingly has only a moderate hoppy bitterness that leaves room for a slightly caramel malt flavor to be present. Also has a mild tropical grapefruit note, adds a nice fruity accent to the otherwise resiny hops. Finishes chewy and bitter, but in a way that leaves you ready for another glass, good thing this clocks in at a sessionable 5%. Strongly reminiscent of the style standard-setter Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, although I think this brew might depose Sierra Nevada as the king of classic pale ales in my book. Flavor intensity is expressive but not overwhelming on the palate. Drinkable without compromising on flavor, all-around exceptional, well done! kyzr (1530) - Montana, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Thick copper pour with average sized white head. Nice hoppy nose with some caramel. Flavor is big with citrus and solid balance of malt that rounds it out to a great body. Pale ales rock! Alengrin (5270) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2017
One of the many hundreds of Cigar City beers, from a can. Egg-white, frothy and thick but quite coarsely structured and therefore quickly dissipating head, breaking in equal patches and leaving some irregular lacing on the edge of the glass; lightly hazy peach blonde robe with vaguely ochre-ish hue and quite vivid, but thin and refined strings of fizz piercing through; a bit more hazy and more orangey with sediment. Quite expressive, bit ’dank’ but in any case ’juicy’, vividly fruity and mouthwatering aroma of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, mandarin flesh, old lime peel, soggy white bread, lovely sweet orange juice, ripe lychee, Cape gooseberry, fainter hints of olive oil, raw lettuce, green melon, spruce, rainwater, minerals. Lively but still subtle and exquisite fruitiness in the onset, a bit exotic and very juicy, hinting at lychee, starfruit and pineapple, sweetish with softly souring edges, citrusy freshness filling the mouth, light, very elegant, with a soft fizz on the tongue and a smooth, bit oily, delicate, almost feathery mouthfeel. Pleasant, light, rounded cereally and slightly bready malt sweetish undertone, soft minerally edges here and there, developing into a refreshingly fruity, juicy finish, pushing upwards beautifully delicate retronasal aromas of orange, grapefruit juice and the slightest hint of pine; the hops responsible for this lovely retronasal fragrance also establish a citrus peel-ish bitterness all the way back at the root of the tongue, lingering after swallowing and a bit resiny, but in all remaining very gentle and exhibiting the same degree of subtlety and lightness as the fruity and malty parts. At a half year of age, this was probably a bit more fragrant when fresh, but it has firmly remained a delicate beauty, with all parts matched equally and at the same time delicately expressive as it should be in an American style pale ale. What a lovely little beer, I could drink gallons of this... This is an APA the way it should be done, subtly using New World hoppiness without turning too IPA-like as many others do, utterly elegant, light-bodied but still substantial enough, extremely quenching and refreshing, and quite literally appetizing. Kudos to Cigar City for this delicate little beauty, once again.