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Humidor Series India Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Humidor Series India Pale AleHumidor Series India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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349 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KVNBGRY on 11-23-2013)
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Reviews by joe1510:
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2.51/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz Can

Canned:3/4/14

A big thanks goes to Mark for tossing me this can! Humidor IPA wears a tarnished copper suit. Floaties meander around the body like drunken idiots. A clean white head grows slowly, staying short, but still falling to a skimpy ring that leaves behind a few pinhead specks of lace.

I smoke cigars, I enjoy the smell of a humidor, but I don't like the smell of this IPA. The cedar is big upfront, which is nice, just not that great in something I am going to drink. The cedar is strange, and I'll even call it interesting, but what is off putting is the horror that comes next. A horrid aroma of rotten vegetables, vomit, and indistinct sweetness crushes the cedar and nearly turns my stomach. Who thought this was a good idea?

The flavor is less horrid but not by much. Big cedar coats the palate like glue while the veggies, less rotten than on the nose, runs down the throat. There's a very real garbage can quality to this beer. It's only saving grace is the huge cedar that's off putting but less off putting than the garbage cans and rotten produce.

Cedar leaves a big tannic coating along the tongue while it saps dry all the saliva. The body is medium in weight with a very lazy carbonation. The cedar is strong enough it lingers long after each drink, loooong.

I hope, for the sake of the human race as a whole, that this beer is never produced again. I can't imagine how Cigar City thought this was a good idea before releasing the finished product. The cedar is so invasive I'm afraid I'll be tasting it in the morning. The other aspects, well, they're bad. I hate you, Mark!

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Canned 3/something/14 hard to read on the bottom of the can, pours with a cloudy amber body two fingers worth of khaki head fine speckled lacing.

The aroma has a nice cedar kick to a base of a solid IPA canned by the folks who brings us Jai Alai IPA one of my favorite IPAs, so it has to be good. Throw in herbal citric hops in the smell and we have something special, complemented with vine ripened white wine grapes this beer smells great off the bat. Hints of plum and raisin add to the malt layers that I'm really appreciating.

Flavor has vinous, white wine grape notes, rich cedar earthiness, herbal hops through the whole sip with ample bitterness to equal out to a nice drinking beer. Big ripened raisin and white wine note goes down the palate with each sip, lingering bitter hops with hop proteins floating around in the glass.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied slick oily resinous beer in the can, from a big beer brewery like Cigar City it's nice to see a cedar aged IPA going to market in the can. Overall carbonation is smooth and mouthfeel is dead on something most beer drinker's who smoke cigars want to try.

Overall, I'm a fan since the first time I had a Jai Alai IPA, great beers great brewery enough said.

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12 oz. can poured into a Teku.

Appearance - Copper body. Nice white head. Medium collar. Pretty lacing inside the glass.

Smell - Pungent grapefruit. The cedar amplifies the grapefruit. Very woody. Eventually becomes all cedar.

Taste - Citrus hop. Sweet caramel malt. Grainy cracker malt. Then cedar overwhelms everything. Again, it amplifies the grapefruit. Bitter and very woody.

Mouthfeel - Excessively bitter from the wood. A little creamy. Well carbonated.

Overall - So there's a bucket of cedar in this. It overwhelms everything, but I like it. Really complements the hop flavor.

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Humidor Series India Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.