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Illuminating The Path - Cigar City Brewing

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Illuminating The Path
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89
very good

258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 18
Gots: 61 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GatorLCA on 10-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Illuminating the Path is a collaboration with Ecliptic Brewing out of Portland, Oregon. The concept behind this beer was to connect Oregon and Florida, which brought several raw materials to mind. John Harris of Ecliptic and myself decided to use rose hips and marionberries, indigenous to Oregon, plus hibiscus and acai berries from Florida. The recipe for the beer was designed with these ingredients in mind, and then aged in pinot noir barrels from Oregon. The result is dark, with big fruity notes, balanced by vinous wine-like notes. We wanted to balance the concept of beer and wine and believe we have done that successfully.
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3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.39/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.49/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Sharp acidic sourness along with some rotten flavors

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
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3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle.

Flavor: somewhat pronounced wine barrel aging effects hint at brandy or liquor. Sweet with a tart and fruity aftertaste.

Feel: Near syrupy full body

O: Complex and highly distinctive. This spiced, wine-barrel aged, lightly sour, imperial stout is likely to have both advocates and critics.

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Illuminating The Path from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.