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

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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

422 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 422
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | 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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MikesnoHSL

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-16-2014 21:08:17 | More by MikesnoHSL
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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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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2014 04:25:31 | More by ejimhof
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GFish

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-31-2014 14:38:03 | More by GFish
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KimenTshom

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.24/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-18-2014 07:32:59 | More by Nathanbolin
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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stafford2

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-13-2014 23:23:40 | More by stafford2
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Fitze

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-07-2014 12:17:53 | More by Fitze
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-07-2014 04:12:22 | More by scottbrew4u
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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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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-05-2014 12:02:35 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-04-2014 12:34:44 | More by Number3red
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Vermont

3/5  rDev -22.9%

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

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-01-2014 23:58:21 | More by socon67
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-14-2014 02:51:48 | More by oline73
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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-11-2014 23:07:16 | More by thomas2357
Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.