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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

413 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
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)
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thudean

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

11-09-2013 03:59:39 | More by thudean
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

06-15-2014 04:36:16 | More by TheBigBoy
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

04-12-2014 17:31:53 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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sgn4779

Vermont

3/5  rDev -22.9%

05-02-2014 01:32:58 | More by sgn4779
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hansgruber

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-02-2014 00:53:05 | More by hansgruber
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-04-2013 21:50:59 | More by deapokid
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-13-2013 06:43:42 | More by XmnwildX12
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KimenTshom

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

05-27-2014 20:24:14 | More by KimenTshom
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kudos

Florida

3.09/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like a more astringent piney Jai Alai. To be honest the smell is amazing and the taste was a let down. I was expecting more fruitiness. The after taste was kind of bad. Other than the aroma it's average at best. On the plus side it's distributed better than other Cigar City beers so at least people in NY and Philadelphia can try something of theirs easily (well while it lasts).

Serving type: can

10-09-2013 22:46:53 | More by kudos
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Sorcerer

United Kingdom (England)

3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Alright, I have to review this beer now while it is here in front of me again. The Memorial Day Weekend had the hop heads of the family sharing brewskis in a taste festival, and this beer was unanimously greeted with respect and revulsion!

First of all we had already been through about 6 different IPAs, and you might discount this review on that, but again, here I have the beer in front of me in a snifter, and two of us a trying to gag it down. We haven't had any IPA yet today, and yet it is still difficult to drink.

I give it a 3 overall because it really does something special. The looks on the face produced by this bitter brew are highly entertaining.

Looks and mouth feel are excellent. Slightly hazy and peach orange, the one looks very good. The pour yields a lovely inch foam that dissipates into nothingness over the long minutes it takes to get through it, leaving alcoholic legs, like dried maple syrup on the snifter walls.

Look out! As soon as this beer bashes onto your tongue you are into a world of hurt!

Bitter up front, and bitter to the end, I find descriptors like wet cigarette butts, sucking the end of an old rope, rank wet sneakers, and old baseball glove come easily to mind, as the palette struggles to come to grips with what is the gnarliest beer we've had all year, perhaps in our !ives!

Good lord, did they filter this through an old dish rag? What mischief inspires a brew that curls the tongue with herculean taste cramps. I find the tiniest of sips blossom into huge flavor bomb blasts layered with the assorted subtleties of the finest piney IPAs however draped in a jungle camouflage of dank midew molds and fermented mangoes, and rotten mung beans in reconstituted shiitake mushroom, with twisted old rancid terry cloth tennis wrist band juice thrown in for a salty insult. We almost gag.

Yet over the time it takes to drink oh so slowly, it warms to ambient temperature, and opens up, transforming from an ugly duckling to a majestic swan. I'm pretty certain this beer teaches respct and tolerance, and by the time you are down to the last flat and warm inch of beer in the bottom of the glass you at rewarded with something unusually complex and deliciously palatable, after all the grueling suffering, not quite stomach churning, but tongue twisting.

A slow drinker. Approach with caution. Not for the uninitiated.

Serving type: can

05-26-2014 22:44:13 | More by Sorcerer
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Tyrus

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-23-2013 01:43:09 | More by Tyrus
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WeisGuy

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-12-2013 00:51:59 | More by WeisGuy
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-08-2013 03:59:35 | More by Brewzma
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-02-2014 16:15:17 | More by -NESTO-
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-23-2014 18:11:52 | More by AngusOg
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bcrossan

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

10-28-2013 23:24:51 | More by bcrossan
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

10-12-2013 01:29:58 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-06-2014 00:21:02 | More by gafferjohn
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

10-26-2013 05:37:02 | More by hollywood_15063
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kjrod20

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-25-2013 18:51:26 | More by kjrod20
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-02-2013 15:47:09 | More by thegoon55
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TheCuriograph

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

10-29-2013 01:53:54 | More by TheCuriograph
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-28-2013 05:22:36 | More by vinny21bal
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LCB_Hostage

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Gonna keep this short, cause I honestly don't think this brew deserves more. The whole "Caribbean-style" IPA thing led me to believe this would be a big, juicy IPA redolent with fruity goodness. Instead it was a relatively run of the mill mass produced IPA with nothing to distinguish if from any of a 100 others. Even the dry-hopping didn't seem to have any real effect. Not a bad beer, but nothing I'd make an effort to seek out.

Serving type: can

12-08-2013 23:51:58 | More by LCB_Hostage
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EN27

Florida

3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Poured a clear orange with a one finger white head into a tulip glass. Head dissipates into a very thin layer after a couple of minutes with no real noticeable lacing.

Scent- Very fruity initially followed by a blast of piney/earthy notes.

Taste- Fruit flavor hits initially, followed by the bite of the hops. Fruit flavor comes back as you swallow. Pretty pleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation. A bit heavier than I anticipated.

Overall- Decent. Not as great as I was hoping, but decent nonetheless. The strong fruit flavors add a nice dimension to the beer.

Serving type: can

10-12-2013 01:05:14 | More by EN27
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Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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