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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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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 7
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 neurobot01:
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4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can (dated early March) into a nonic. Didn't plan on reviewing this one (2nd beer of the night), but wanted to chime in...

Look: color like a dark honey, with lots of sediment.

Smell: as others have noted, lots of wood, with a bit of orange zest and mild vanilla in the background.

Taste: this is really where I want to add my $0.02. Is this a standard (or even non-standard) IPA? No. The hops are there, but they aren't the lead player. If CCB re-released this beer as an old ale (maybe after aging it for a month or two in-house), I think it would have much higher ratings. It's not even hoppy enough to be an American barleywine (to my jaded 'buds), but I really enjoy the taste—just don't expect an IPA.

Feel: good.

Overall: see Taste. This is seriously less hoppy than a lot of American Strongs/Barleywines, and it's a shame, because it may be missing a segment of BAs who'd really enjoy it. Serious hopheads, look elsewhere, but fans of woody (snicker), mildly sweet-but-with-a-bite beers, give this a try.

neurobot01, May 02, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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
83 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.