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Hopped On The High Seas - Hop #529 - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bartos on 02-02-2014)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Skuter, ChewyLewy, and scribe594 for sharing this one at Skuter's tasting.

Canned 1/30/14.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, tea, floral, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with tea and floral flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

djrn2, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.8%

kylehay2004, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Knapp85, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nickfl, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

So are there actually 529+ hop varietals out there? Or is this like a Seal Team Six thing, where we're being duped into believing there are more than there really are?

Pours mildly clouded with an amber touched gold. Minimal head. Flavor carries tones of citrus with some pine; mostly the latter. Kind of a resin thing. Easy to drink, somewhat rustic, and pretty good. Not going to blow you away, but I like it.

RblWthACoz, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Kegatron, May 19, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

oline73, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

beernads, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -20.6%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am trying to reduce some of the backlog of CANQuest (TM) CANs that built up while awaiting picture approval, name correction, time, money, the bevy of bikini-clad beauties to depart the premises, the Russians to get the f**k out of the Crimean Peninsula ... Suffice it to say that things were getting away from me and I am CANmitted to getting back on an even keel.

From the CAN: "Drink fresh! Do not age! Pour gently into a glass."; "A tropical IPA dry-hopped on the high seas with one of our favorite hops: Hop #529"; "Caribbean-style ale".

A nice, loud Crack! presented a brimful craft CAN, but these guys must have been talking to my Old Lady, who was scandalized by the inverted Glug. It's beer, kids! It ain't gonna bruise, but I promised that I would use a gentle pour when so directed. I wonder how an experimental hybrid hops strain ranks as one of their favorites ... Hmmm. This one was MUCH more active than its brethren in terms of its carbonation and I was quickly overrun by a foaming action! I backed off, then poured the rest, resulting in two dense, rocky fingers of fluffy, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO bubbles in evidence. Nose was prevalent with peach, but I CAN definitely get behind another reviewer's mention of fruit cocktail. Warming, I also got fresh mint and coconut. Beautiful lacing also began to appear. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, thanks to the carbonation and the mintiness was immediately discernible on the tongue. It was not until the swallow that I began to perceive the fruitiness of the nose again. This rendered it semi-dry, not fully dry and after this AIPA marathon, I was kind of glad. It ain't easy being a self-avowed hophead on a CANQuest (TM)!

woodychandler, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +5.8%

weeare138, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can with something printed on the bottom that I cant make out. Oh Well freshness/canning date info would be nice with a beer like this....

Pours hazed medium amber, moderate off white head, that leaves nice looking fine sheeting all the way to the top of the glass.

Tropical fruit and hop resin on the noise.

Pleasingly hopped, hop character is mostly tropical fruit with some resinous qualities tossed in.

Fresh tasting, went nicely with some cheddar cheese. Worth a try.

Billolick, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A decent IPA, and some fairly interesting flavors here as well. Golden with very little head, and a fairly strong herbal aroma with a citrus and grain edge to it. The taste is also herbal, but a bit more citrusy than the aroma, and has a crackery flavor as well. A little thin in the mouth, I'd like to see a bit more crispness and body to make it an every day thing. Enjoyable enough for a six-pack, though.

Georgiabeer, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of BARFLYB
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

BARFLYB, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Latarnik, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

sendbeer, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ShanePB, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

tobelerone, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange body. Nice white head. Some lacing inside the glass and some islands of foam.

Smell - Tropical fruit hops, but a lot of herbal and grassy notes. Something sweet to it that isn't malt, though. Like coconut or something.

Taste - Tropical fruit and grapefruit. Sweet caramel malts. Herbal character comes out more in the grassy bitterness. A little musty.

Mouthfeel - Bitterness lingers on the palate. The grassy bitter finish is intense. Medium body.

Overall - The hop tastes really good up front. Maybe too bitter, but it's a well made IPA.

Alieniloquium, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Cynic-ale, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Axnjxn, Apr 13, 2014
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Hopped On The High Seas - Hop #529 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.