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

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SkinnyT on 10-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Batch 1- Simcoe
Batch 2- Ahtanum
Batch 3 - Experimental hop #529
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Photo of mverity
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Can from Proof Bottle Shop. I had this beer directly from the can while a t the pool earlier today. Aroma was sweeter than Jai Alai in the way of more mango and pineapple. Aroma was also a touch of pine and earthy grassiness. Taste was sweet tropical fruits, only slightly bitter hops, and lightly roasted malt. Well carbonated and good body to this beer. I should have bought the full 6 pack.

Photo of drpimento
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer and another one from these guys I wish we could get around here. Poured slightly warm with a large, cream-colored, thick, & fast settling to a sudsy thin cover with lots of clingy lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with a few bubble trails. Aroma is an earthy hop, malt, resin. Taste is fantastic- a perfect blend of bitter and sweet, with just enough tang. Body is great, carbonation a touch soft. Finish is like flavor, stays true all the way thru to an an average tapering end. Super drinkable beer!

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just doing a comparison between Jai Alai and Dry-Hopped On The High Seas; both from the can, both in between fridge and room temp.

They look very similar- bright, clear golden amber with minimal head and very nice wash of lacing. Jai Alai is a little bit darker and has better retention.

Smells are distinct- dry hopped has lots of tropical fruit notes; pineapple, mango. Jai Alai is a lot earthier; fresh pine, just earthy but clean. Both are very clearly defined and lovely and enticing smells.

Taste follows the nose- jai alai is much earthier and has a good dose of pine hop bitterness and dry hopped on the high seas follows a more tropical citrus bent with minimal bitterness. Both have relatively little malt characteristics but are well backed up because it doesn't get too bitter.

Mouthfeel is markedly different between the two- dry hopped on the high seas is much smoother and less carbonated. Jai alai is a little fuller bodied but still only medium, more carbonated and a little stickier.

Overall both are exceptional IPAs and if you see either you should get it. However, I do think Jai Alai is better because it has a really distinct earthy flavor that I've never quite tastes before and is incredibly well balanced. Cheers!

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz can into a Dogfish Head fluted type pint glass. Pours clear golden amber in color with a stiff and fluffy white head that remains at least 1/4" thick for the duration of the consumption. Plenty of lacing as well.

Aroma is piney and citrusy. Loads of citrus with some heavy piney resinous aromas. Malt backbone is steady with a nice, sweet caramel aroma. Slightly fruity and floral. Seems as though this one has a bit of everything.

Very nice flavor profile. More pine than anything in the flavor. Not quite balanced, as far as malt versus hops, but I prefer the bitter, dry IPAs over the more "balanced" ones. Fruity flavor on the tip of the tongue lends a bit of upfront sweetness which lends some semblance of balance. Caramel malts take a back seat to hop flavor and aroma.

Quite dry in the finish, which gives it less body, but more drinkability, in my opinion. Clean and crisp and damn near perfect. Quite bitter with piney resins and oils giving a bit of slickness to the beer. Pungent and pithy.

From memory, I prefer this to Jai Alai. I am now going to do a side by side with Jai Alai and this one (JA Vs HS):

JA is much more fruity and citrusy, almost like grapefruit juiced compared to HS. JA seems to be more balanced with slightly less bitterness and more of a floral component. HS is certainly drier and more bitter, way more bitter. I am guessing the dryness adds to the stark bitterness and difference in overall mouthfeel and perceived bitterness. The alcohol flavor seems more detectable in the JA but both seem equivalent in perceived alcohol.

After the side by side, I prefer the High Seas over Jai Alai. I prefer the drier IPAs and the more bitter, so HS is right up my alley. Either way, there is NO loser here, only preferences.

Photo of fmccormi
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dry-Hopped on the High Seas: Citra
Straight pour from a 12oz can to a teku glass; canning date of, I think, January 8, 2014 printed in black ink (it’s hard to read, on account of being very blurry) on the underside of the can (“CANNED ON JAN 8 2014”). If I’m reading it correctly, that’d make this can nine days old at the time of consumption. Freshhh.

Appearance (4.0): About two fingers of cream-colored foam rise out of the pour, capping a somewhat hazy orange-tan body. The head dies down at a moderate pace, leaving thick, holey clumps and splotches where the collar sat for a while, linked up by webby legs of lace. Generally it’s got a great look, but the lacing is just a bit sparse for my taste.

Smell (4.5): Classic Citra: some tangerine and passionfruit, which is sort of like melony pineapple juice, is paired with a dank, resinous tone that underlines everything else going on . . . the malt is pale, plain, and a little sweet, like a floury biscuit with a little honey drizzled on it. Citra dry-hopping really makes for a good aroma for IPAs.

Taste (4.25): The flavor of the Citra largely follows the nose, but with more of a bitter, resinous edge to underscore all of the juicy sweetness within. Tangerine flesh, a little more of the kind of melony passionfruit sweetness, and then a hefty, oily grapefruit juice bitterness that lasts well into the finish, which brings in some minty, grassy bitterness along with it. Generally speaking, it’s not mind-blowing in any way but it’s very, very good in every way.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Some modest carbonation foams up softly and lightly, tingling but stopping short of prickling . . . the body behind it is medium-weight or a little under, and chased out with a very dry, resinous finish that fits the style very well.

Overall (4.25): I love these single-hop IPAs for showcasing the properties of one hop or another, but generally the base is made so straightforwardly that the end product is anywhere from somewhat above average to very good, but almost never mind-bending. This one falls into the very good (or a bit higher) range, thanks to Cigar City’s ability to brew a solid base beer and deft use of Citra and its unique character. $11/six-pack? Definitely worth a buy.
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Dry-Hopped on the High Seas: Hop #529
Straight pour from a 12oz can to a teku glass; canning date of January 30, 2014 printed in black ink on the underside of the can (“CANNED 1/30/14”), making this can twelve days old.

Appearance (4.5): Two full fingers of bone-white head come off of the pour, capping a lightly hazy, honey-colored body. As the head dies down, it leaves a thick, clumpy-lumpy collar of foam all the way around the glass, along with a second collar of wide swaths of lace here and there an inch lower on the glass. Scattered suds here and there around the glass besides . . . this is a fantastic-looking beer.

Smell (4.25): Not surprisingly, it’s a tropical sweetness—but rather than dryly acidic, it’s mellower and a little richer, showing the nectary smoothness of papaya, melons (honeydew and a little cantaloupe) and passionfruit . . . there’s a bit of orange, pineapple flesh, and key lime underneath that stuff, brightening it up a bit. Any malt is pale, a little sweet, and bready, and lost within the fruit.

Taste (4.5): Markedly different from the nose. Fruity, sure; hoppy, without a doubt. But it’s got some of that smooth, melony fruit up front, followed up quickly by a bittersweet key lime flavor that pushes forward into a nearly astringent, raw grapefruit peel bitterness that stops just short of parching. The malt’s a little more present, but pleasantly and dryly bready, like dry, yeasty biscuits and common crackers. As it warms up, the hop profile turns very grassy, which I like, but it still retains a crazily citric, hard-to-pin fruit bitterness. Passionfruit and key lime juice, maybe? This is really great stuff.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Hits spot-on for the style, but extremely tight: kind of loose, lightly tingly carbonation all through the body, with a light-side-of-medium-weight body, and a veeery dry finish. Exceedingly easy to drink and begging for more.

Overall (4.25): Really digging these #529 hops, whatever they are/will be. I prefer hop varieties that have flavor that goes beyond juicy sweetness, and this definitely does. I like all that just fine, but give me something a little more dynamic and uncommon, and I’m a happy camper. #529 does that very well, and the IPA built around it is, as always, sturdy, flexible, and generally well-executed all at the same time. I heartily enjoyed this beer.

Photo of woodychandler
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I CANnot hold back my elation at the idea that my 2,500th review on this site is in support of The CANQuest (TM)! It has been a long, arduous journey and while there has recently been a pooh-poohing of "tickers" on this site, when you review nearly 1,000 CANned beers, you may talk to me.

From the CAN: "Drink fresh! Do not age! Pour gently into a glass."; "A tropical IPA dry-hopped on the high seas with one of our favorite hops, Simcoe."

The Crack! revealed another brimful craft CAN and I would have liked to have employed an inverted Glug, but I made a promise to my ex-Old Lady that I would not do so if the label specifically forbade it. This is one of those instances. Once underway, I did get a little more aggressive so as to build up some head and release the esters, which is my underlying reason. This all resulted in a finger-and-a-half of dense, rocky, tawny head with decent retention. Color was a slightly hazy coppery-amber (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose was absolutely tropical, evoking coconut, papaya, mango, tangerine and even banana. I always think of a roll of Tropical Fruit Life Savers from when I was a kid. I used to take one of each flavor and pop all of them in my mouth at once and this is of what I am reminded. Great lacing had begun to form as I typed. The mouthfeel was medium and the taste was not as pronounced on the tongue as it had been on the nose, but it was still quite tropical. Fruity and bitter at once - what a sensation. The finish was dry, not downright gasping, but enough to really get my attention. I would absolutely drink more of this and especially on Hula in the Coola Day (01 Feb, annually).

Photo of cosmicevan
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

picked up a can locally. canned date october 2nd (month and a half)...enjoyed from a CCB humidor series tulip.

a - brew poured a soft transparent orange yellow with a massive head that filled the remainder of the glass. the head hung out forever, but as it dissolved, milkshake like chunks coated the sides of the glass. great visible carbonation could be seen when held to the light.

s - spot on. dank sweaty tropical hops. caribbean indeed.

t - once again, fairly spot on. dank sweaty tropical hops...not as dank as the nose suggests, but still fairly pungent. sweet. very mango

m - soft carbonation, subtle bitterness on the finish. watery body with dankness to give it some depth.

o - overall, really glad to see ccb back in the local shops. what a nice treat to go along with jai alai...very tropical and tasty. will definitely be picking up more of this.

Photo of FLima
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber color with a thick head with medium retention.
Delicious aroma of tropical fruits with notes of pineapples, leeches, mango and further citrusy. Pine comes later and milder than usual. In my opinion, its nose is superior to its sister Jai Alai.
Tropical-citrus flavor with notes of grapefruits, spices, pine, and peppery yeast. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Very balanced and flavorful beer, bold in both fruits and hops without over exaggerating. You can picture yourself on a tropical island, but with American colonization influence off course.

Photo of worussell3
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Good, hoppy IPA.

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured in pint glass.

Orange-amber elixir, thin white head, thick lacing.

Pine, citrus, orange rind, mango, subtle earthiness.

Hops really come through: citrus, orange, mango. Minimal malt overwhelmed by nice hop bitterness.

Medium body, a bit slick, well carbonated.

Well done canned IPA.

Photo of maximum12
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to moose3285 for two cans of this wanted new brew with quite the rabid back-story. One can for me, one for my beer-loving wife. 12 oz. cans.

Mine poured into my lovely Cigar City glass, also courtesy of the ever-generous moose3285. The beer is a highly burnished copper, crystal clear, moderate carbonation. Nose is very sweet, tropical, grapefruit. Matches the marketing & name, at the least.

Dry-Hopped on the High Seas brings the kitchen sink to the brew kettle (hopefully it was a sterilized). Lovely, juicy, oily burst of tropical fruit hits the palate immediately: mango, papaya, orange, sweetness rampant on the flying flag. But wait, that's not all! Tangy bitterness sweeps through the mid-palate hard enough to make the top of my mouth ring. Drinkable as hell: if this were 5% it could be an all-nighter.

Exquisite. Most of the time when you get an IPA that's fruity there's no bitterness, & my sad face appears. Or when you get a ton of bitterness, there's not enough flavor. This one hits that balance with a sledgehammer. Excellent beer.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well I wanted my 1900th review to be special so I guess with such a high review this one is good enough. $3.50 for the single.

A - You can tell its dry hopped since how hazy this amber brew is. Head is massive full inch plus that sticks around for a while,
S - Juicy and mildly nostril stinging Citra Hops. Pineapple and lemon peel smell is balanced with the malts though gram cracker goodness.
T - Not super bitter balanced herbal hops meets citrus and mango hops. Balanced malts and tea leaves herbal ness buried underneath in all its very good. Reminds me of Sculpin in a way.
M - Not super easy to drink but for around 7% this beer drinks well. Balanced flavor the entire visit.

Overall I will not say this beer blew my mind since a lot of breweries are using Citra hops and making very balanced IPA's. This is a very solid beer regardless. I think the only deterant is the price which is on par with Sculpin.

Photo of THANAT0PSIS
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

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

Honey yellow in color with an amber hue and heavy chill haze. Poured with a thick, dense, white foam that reduced to a steady cap that draped sticky lacings down the glass. Huge, floral aroma, with citrus grapefruit and ripe pineapple in the background and a piney hop twang at the back end. Hop aromas are backed up by a sweet, caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied with tangy, rich carbonation through the middle. Fresh tropical citrus and floral flavors up front followed by a wave of pine hop bitterness through the middle to the end. Finished dryly with a lingering, resinous, pine hop aftertaste. A nice showcase of hop aromas and flavors.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep amber body, nice and clear; full head of ivory foam left lotsa messy lace down the glass

S: tropical and orchard fruits meet piney, resinous, woodsy hops

T: follows nose across the palate, with flavors of apricot, passion fruit, coconut, wood and pine resin

M: medium-light body, crisp, carbonation is ample, drier finish than start

O: a very nice, woodsy, almost barrel-aged character, featuring Simcoe hops (I think this is a single-hop beer, but don't quote me). IPA fans need to give it a try.

Photo of Vec2267
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orange with fluffy white head, considerable lacing

S - tropical sweetness that is overwhelmed by piney hops, quite aromatic

T - sweet citrus background that is overwhelmed by the piney hops, very dry due to the bitterness

M - quite clean and crisp, surprising for something with this much going on

O - the contrast between the tropical sweetness and the bitter hops keep this interesting even though the hops clearly dominate

Photo of themind
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A smooth drinking IPA thats very drinkable. This beer pours a golden color with a decent aroma. The hops are subtle but present. If your a hop explosion lover this is not your beer but its very tasty. This is a beer that you could truly drink all day long. I am very impressed with this brew. All in all I would buy this for sure.

Bottom Line: Spectacular beer!

Photo of JohnG190
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely golden straw with a thick, quickly dissipating head. Lots of lace. Aroma full of floral, pine and citrus notes, a real hop bomb! Tropical fruit sweetness hits the palate first, especially mango and pineapple. Grapefruit and apricot mid-palate give way to pine resin on the back end. Finishes dry and bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, an interesting and very tasty IPA. Balanced and well crafted, good job CCB.

Photo of rodlavers
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a snifter...pale orange translucent minimal white head some dispersed lacing. Looks good.

Distinct flora hops, perhaps the ahtnanum which admittedly I've never knowingly consumed. Lack of any pine-smelling hops made up for with a bit of spice...

Which is detected more so in the taste, well-balanced with floral hops, dry in nature. Fruity and flowery, less piney, in terms of hop. I like.

Feel is confusing; can't decide how much I enjoy the light bite finish with a smooth front end. It's interesting for sure, drinkable and refreshing.

Overall tastes IPA, never had Caribbean style IPA before but this is good. Definitely seek it out.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange-gold body, topped by four fingers of snow white bubbles of all sizes. Thick lacing.

Big citrus aroma, plenty of orange among a host of other fruits.

Strong sturdy semi-sweet malt foundation. Big burst of juicy fruits. Orange, maybe some mango. Sudden bitter snap at the swallow. Fruity finish.

Smooth medium mouthfeel.

A very nicely done IPA, with a quick distribution to PA, adding some extra freshness.

Photo of macrosmatic
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a nice copper-ish gold, mostly clear with a few floaters in suspension. Lots of visible carbonation and a half-finger of white head.

S: Pine, grapefruit and spicy hops with some tropical and herbal character as well, all with a nice cracker malt base underneath.

T: Follows the nose primarily, and more spicy and melon character to the hops than would be my preference. Minimal citrus character - maybe just a bit of grapefruit rind. Has a nice biscuit malty backbone, but certainly plays second fiddle to the hops. Significant bitterness present, and persists into the hang.

M: Medium body for style, alcohol very well-hidden, and good carbonation sensation.

O: This give the impression of being more bitter than Jai Alai, although I have no idea where the IBUs would shake out. It's tasty, there's nothing wrong with it. But I prefer Jai Alai by quite a bit.

Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with an inch or so of foam capping the clear amber liquid: curtains of lace sheet the pint glass

Smell: Toasty and biscuity, with tropical fruit aromatics

Taste: The toasted malt flavors kick in, at first, with the tropical fruit flavors (papaya, white grapefruit and lychee) building in the middle; rather piney in the finish with lingering residual sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Hard to discern exactly what makes this a Caribbean IPA; still, I rather enjoy it

Photo of micromaniac129
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good beer with plenty of aromas and flavor.
The nose has aromas of fruity hops plus some sutle hints of pine and floral.
The taste is equally good and mirrors the nose with fresh tasting fruity hops along wih floral and piney notes. Malts are a minor player but I do like the residual sweetness that lingers. Not very bitter and highly drinkable.

Photo of Tucquan
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-02-02 in Columbia, PA

A - Moderately hazy orange with a 1-finger white head that leaves good lacing.

S - Fresh pineapple, passion fruit and some hop floral. Not much malt. No pine or dankness. Sweet and pleasant. Not real strong.

T - More hop forward that I expected from the smell. Grapefruit peel, pine then some pineapple and orange flesh sweetness. Just a touch of bready malt. Dries quickly with a strong, bitter and minty aftertaste with some moderating fruit sweetness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Prickly and resinous. Substantial.

O - An enjoyable beer. Clearly focused on the Citra hops. I like it but prefer their more complex Jai Alai.

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is gold to copper, head is brighter, frothy white, great lacing and webbing on the glass, presents dense but dissipates to a rings and bubbles.

Smell is a great mix of hop citrus and bitterness with light malt toast and sweetness. hops dominate and bitterness comes through well in the nose.

Taste is just as solid as the scent, big hop front, citrus bursts forth, solid hop bitterness, nice grapefruit and lemon zest, hints of earth and bitterness. Malt flavors are subtle as expected, nice light toast and maybe some bread.

Mouthfeel is spot on, good lingering bitterness and light malt to balance, a nice mix to make the stronger bitterness work well.

Overall, a great brew, big citrus rind flavors and hop bitterness on the tongue, malts are there in background form but provide quality light sweetness.

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