Illuminating The Path - Cigar City Brewing

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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 17
Gots: 67 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: GatorLCA on 10-31-2013)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with medium tan head. Dark but some light gets through.

Smells of red wine. Sweet.

Taste matches the smell with a tad of sourness. Lots of wine flavor.

Mouthfeel - velvety, low to medium carbonation.

Overall - nice flavor, love the wine's effect on aroma. Solid ale.

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Bottle share at Proof courtesy of scotchzi. Opaque deep brown with caramel colored head. Thick collar with some swirls of the caramel head across the surface. Aroma is of red wine, dark berries (raspberry), and some yeast funk. Taste is crazy delicious. Exactly like the aroma and so much more! The red wine and deep fruit really shine! Nice medium carbonation and medium body as well. Aftertaste is of that wine/berry blend that works so well. Awesome brew!

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Illuminating The Path from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.