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Hopped On The High Seas - Kohatu - Cigar City Brewing

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86
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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: DrinkSlurm on 02-20-2014)
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-21-2014 02:22:17 | More by JArmour15
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mverity

Florida

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

6 pack of cans from Proof. Pours a orangey amber with decent off white head, good lacing, and a medium collar with wisps of head remaining until the end. Aroma is a great blend of the citrusy hops and caramely malt sweetness. I also get some some sweet grass and faint spice in the nose. Spice comes out a bit more in the taste, but at the end. Up front I get some stone type fruit and citrus, with the malt just behind it. The sweet grass is also really noticeable in the taste. I like the spice linger on the tongue, the hop bitterness is also nice. Body is on the thin side of medium, and the carbonation is fairly low.

03-04-2014 20:52:29 | More by mverity
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77apm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-15-2014 07:55:45 | More by 77apm
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-26-2014 14:46:45 | More by KolbMarley
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-10-2014 00:19:21 | More by TKEbeerman
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

Poured into fluted snifter; mostly clear golden orange with a rocky white head that fades quickly into a dense puck of foam with tapered edges, spotty lacing on the glass as the foam pulls away.
Smells great; passionfruit, floral, other tropical, pine, fresh grass, citrus rind.
Taste is an interesting take on the usual tropical IPA. It's very citrus forward, with fresh lime coming to mind amid fresh cut grass and earth, citrus rind and pine, and lighter tropical fruit.
Mouthfeel is smooth, well-carbonated and crisp. Dry bitter finish.
Overall, another entry in the Hopped on the High Seas series that I've enjoyed. I love these exotic hops, and look forward to finding the others. Think I'm only missing Ahtanum now...as long as you don't believe the various duplicate entries for these beers.

03-19-2014 04:57:57 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

12 oz can

Medium amber with a large, irregular, frothy white head.

Hopped up and moderately bitter but not harsh.
Complex fruity taste with citrus and other tropical fruits. This slowly reduces to bitter grapefruit peel in the aftertaste. Grassy, herbal, and floral notes.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation.

04-18-2014 14:03:13 | More by chinchill
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-16-2014 22:01:47 | More by jtladner
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bdtva

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2014 16:31:12 | More by bdtva
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johnyb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 12:51:56 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-15-2014 20:31:30 | More by acurtis
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-10-2014 00:37:23 | More by BraveMountie
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Diggy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-20-2014 01:58:30 | More by Diggy
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-25-2014 00:09:52 | More by whatname
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Cigar City Brewing - Hopped on the High Seas dry-hooped with Kohatu
12 oz. can, dated "2/20/14" on the bottom

Appearance: Clear yellow-gold body. Fluffy two-finger head of bright-white. Excellent head retention and very good lacing.

Aroma: My first impression was that of a janitor's closet! It's minty and sweetish with a hint of lemony citrus. Some mild malt and some other fruity notes makes their way through if you look hard enough, but the minty hops really take over (for me at least).

Flavor: As in the aroma, the hops seem to be the point of this beer, and that's OK, it's a noble experiment. You get to really know what these hops are like (I've never even heard of them); and as such the malt is just a base for the experiment (straightforward, mildly grainy). I guess that's where the designation "Caribbean-style IPA" comes from. So, again, it's minty, and just subtly piney with background notes of lemon and perhaps other citrus, as well as some pear or melon. It's bitter as would be appropriate for an IPA, and it finishes dry and hoppy but it's not particularly lingering.

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Medium bodied.

Overall: An interesting beer. I enjoyed learning about the characteristics of the Kohatu hops, and it's well-made, and surprisingly balanced, but it's not a beer that I'd particularly return to. Still, I think I've got to rate it pretty well based on it's technical merits and not any hedonistic preferences of my own.

04-14-2014 13:46:20 | More by NeroFiddled
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-11-2014 23:30:09 | More by cjgator3
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-26-2014 00:51:18 | More by tclipse
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright orange. Kinda hazy. Medium white head that settles to a thick collar and some surface wisps. Sticky lacing inside.

Smell - Floral and tropical. Kinda soapy, too. Bit of grassiness to it. Doughy malts.

Taste - Much soapier. Pine hops. More citrus than tropical fruit. Cracker malt and some strong bitterness, like the other versions.

Mouthfeel - Bitterness feels more intense on this one. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Definitely smells better than it tastes, but I'm still enjoying every version of this series.

02-28-2014 02:58:49 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-19-2014 23:00:00 | More by Kegatron
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JT99125

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-23-2014 12:26:19 | More by JT99125
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MrWilliams

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-20-2014 00:32:21 | More by MrWilliams
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-28-2014 13:13:56 | More by robgage
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2014 14:42:08 | More by Travcofarms
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-08-2014 12:29:38 | More by Bunuelian
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-17-2014 14:59:02 | More by erialbill
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Hopped On The High Seas - Kohatu from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.