Alexander And The Grapes - Cigar City Brewing
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3.49/5 rDev +3.9%
A grape like purple hue casts a shadow on a amber colored ale. The head was thick but fizzy with tremendous retention.
The aroma holds obvious grape sweetness, grape must, piney hops, and citrus fruits like oranges and tangerines.
The flavor is musty, not just grape must but actually cobwebs musty. The more you delve the more barley grain is found and then it closes with a bitter pine.
The feel is astringent in the finish but it has a good heft and a smooth drinkability.
I was not particularly happy with this but do applaud the effort to mix it up and experiment with nothing I've seen before.
02-22-2014 21:06:59 | More by KYGunner
3.68/5 rDev +9.5%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750mL bottle into a Russian River pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy, light to medium brown - pretty dark for an IPA. Forms a big light tan head that fades fairly quickly on top of moderate visible carbonation with a few hop floaters.
S: Toffee sweetness, bready malts, resin and grapefruit rind hoppiness.
T: A distinct, grape-y vinous flavor hits first, and is something I really didn't really pick up in the nose. Then grapefruit citrus and resinous hops, some floral hops, and bready malt sweetness with a touch of toffee and light caramel. Has a vinous dry finish with a modest hop bitterness lingering after.
M: A bit heavy-bodied for style. Average carbonation, and the alcohol is maybe a touch more noticeable than expected.
O: This was different, and interesting. I'm not certain this is an IIPA (versus an IPA) - it's not listed as such on the bottle, nor is the ABV. Either way, I don't think it's anything that I would pick up regularly (even were it available as such). Just not sure the grape flavors meshed well with the hops, but personal preference comes into play here. Worth a try, for sure.
02-06-2014 02:49:25 | More by macrosmatic
2.71/5 rDev -19.3%
a lot of yeast floating on this one, not what i expect from a double IPA taste like, is more like a brown sour, taste like coca cola gone flat with some coffee and grape notes, if this is the first beer you ever taste from CCB you might think they have the best marketing department in the world, this is a good example of being "Marylin Monroe in the concept and Arthur Miller" in the execution (MIB). Not one of CCBs best in my opinion, but if you like sours this might be right up your alley.
05-17-2014 01:34:07 | More by panamaniac
1.88/5 rDev -44%
The pour is dark burgundy with a fairly tight tan head and some large bubbles. Nose has a bit of burnt plastic with grape notes and sweet malts. Taste has more burnt plastic, rough to drink, sweet and sugary with some grape and a bitter nasty finish.
03-14-2014 02:18:40 | More by cpetrone84
Alexander And The Grapes from Cigar City Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.