1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA - Cigar City Brewing

Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPADry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

380 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 380
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.21%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 1- Simcoe
Batch 2- Ahtanum
Batch 3 - Experimental hop #529

(Beer added by: SkinnyT on 10-02-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 380 | Reviews: 54 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by THANAT0PSIS:
Photo of THANAT0PSIS
THANAT0PSIS

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cigar City Dry-Hopped on the High Seas

Appearance: This dry-hopped beauty pours a nice honeyed orange-gold with a distinct haze that can only be attributed to hops. The creamy, rocky head amounts to about two fingers at its height and leaves behind very nice lacing as it eventually disperses after a period of ample retention. The carbonation is perfectly active. It looks exactly how an IPA should look, but it has this glow to it that really sets it alongside the better-looking examples of the style out there. 4.5/5

Aroma: If the can did not proclaim that this was dry-hopped with Simcoe hops, it still would be apparent. Big orange aromas, backed up by some grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, and a little piney resin, hit out of the gate, and are eventually displaced by sweet fruit flesh and a nice, subtly sweet, cracker-like malt bill. This is a really nice smelling beer, but the Simcoe really dominates the nose in a big way, which sort mutes the rest of what is going on here. 4/5

Taste: It is really a shame how much the Simcoe destroys the rest of this beer, because the base beer appears to be very good indeed. As in the nose, orange zest, orange juice, and subtle mango lead the way, but the dry-hopping quickly makes itself known adding an ample, domineering bitterness that somewhat impairs the rest of the beer. Still, it is not a wholly unbalanced beer. The mango pith and some papaya, along with some earthy, mildly oniony hops that are a surprise (but welcome) guest all make themselves known, though the aforementioned piney bitterness is what lingers on the tongue. As the beer warms, the malts come out quite a bit more and improve the beer somewhat, but make no mistake: this is a Simcoe bomb, which unfortunately hides some really nice stuff going on underneath the dry-hopping. 4/5

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium, with a very nice drinkability, crispness, refreshing nature, and a perfect amount of carbonation. It really fits what this style of beer should be going for, and, apart from the aggressive bitterness that lathers the mouth up after each drink, this is perfect. 4.5/5

Overall: Unsurprisingly, this is another good beer from Cigar City, who have just been killing it lately. While this is not as good as Jai Alai (or any of its variants), it is still a great IPA that is held back by its own namesake, the dry-hopping. Some more restraint on that part of the beer really would have pulled this otherwise awesome beer together. It set out to be a tropical IPA, and it succeeded admirably. I would like to see CCB can some more variants of this with different (and less) dry-hopping. 17/20

Serving type: can

10-28-2013 23:22:14 | More by THANAT0PSIS
More User Reviews:
Photo of Kramerwtmf
Kramerwtmf

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-23-2014 04:55:54 | More by Kramerwtmf
Photo of Dave_Treat
Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-18-2014 09:45:52 | More by Dave_Treat
Photo of mpenning13
mpenning13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-18-2014 01:51:37 | More by mpenning13
Photo of oline73
oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-14-2014 02:51:48 | More by oline73
Photo of Notacraftdrinker
Notacraftdrinker

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

04-12-2014 17:31:53 | More by Notacraftdrinker
Photo of thomas2357
thomas2357

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-11-2014 23:07:16 | More by thomas2357
Photo of crownrl28
crownrl28

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

04-10-2014 19:40:15 | More by crownrl28
Photo of zrab11
zrab11

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-10-2014 01:51:25 | More by zrab11
Photo of mecmd
mecmd

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-08-2014 04:25:37 | More by mecmd
Photo of mamacita20
mamacita20

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-04-2014 17:24:12 | More by mamacita20
Photo of WCW
WCW

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-04-2014 02:31:13 | More by WCW
Photo of hmmmbeer10
hmmmbeer10

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-03-2014 18:29:31 | More by hmmmbeer10
Photo of hansgruber
hansgruber

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-02-2014 00:53:05 | More by hansgruber
Photo of alaimoa
alaimoa

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2014 11:10:49 | More by alaimoa
Photo of morningthief
morningthief

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-29-2014 03:44:24 | More by morningthief
Photo of oldmankoch
oldmankoch

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-22-2014 19:34:50 | More by oldmankoch
Photo of GrantBrennan
GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-20-2014 20:12:19 | More by GrantBrennan
Photo of kwkurdziel
kwkurdziel

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-20-2014 01:22:29 | More by kwkurdziel
Photo of DRBiser
DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-19-2014 00:22:37 | More by DRBiser
Photo of pixieskid
pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2014 15:32:44 | More by pixieskid
Photo of KeyWestGator
KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-16-2014 20:01:25 | More by KeyWestGator
Photo of TBarJr
TBarJr

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-16-2014 16:42:00 | More by TBarJr
Photo of comfortablynirm
comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-11-2014 14:35:34 | More by comfortablynirm
Photo of tvghost
tvghost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 03:50:58 | More by tvghost
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.