1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Hopped On The High Seas - Hop #529Hopped On The High Seas - Hop #529

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

242 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 242 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

williamjbauer, May 26, 2014
Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

sunofneurot, May 25, 2014
Photo of jkermitj
4/5  rDev +5.8%

jkermitj, May 24, 2014
Photo of MSL94
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

MSL94, May 24, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Kegatron, May 19, 2014
Photo of craftbeerasian
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
Photo of PappyVans
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

PappyVans, May 17, 2014
Photo of Rion
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Rion, May 16, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

EgadBananas, May 12, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -20.6%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
Photo of CSO
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

CSO, May 07, 2014
Photo of RandyBoBandy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

RandyBoBandy, May 04, 2014
Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +5.8%

TLA, May 01, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

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 dreichus
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dreichus, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of dubdrop
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

dubdrop, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Nichols33, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of cistercian12
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

cistercian12, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

funkel81, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of crbnfbr
4/5  rDev +5.8%

crbnfbr, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of JT99125
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JT99125, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of tpgraham
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

tpgraham, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Paincane
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%

A: Bright gold body topped by white head and great lace. Excellent head retention.
S: Tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon & floral aromas.
T: Citrus, lemon zest flavors and light malt presence that starts sweet and finishes with a dry, clean, bitter back end.
M: Nicely balanced IPA with good carbonation.
O: Decent Caribbean style IPA with tropical feel and flavors.

Paincane, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of nealbert
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nealbert, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%

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