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Illuminating The Path - Cigar City Brewing

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Illuminating The PathIlluminating The Path

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

22 Reviews
no score

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 272
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 44.04%
Wants: 18
Gots: 58 | FT: 10
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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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 272
Illuminating The Path from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.