Florida Man - Cigar City Brewing

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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 9
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopsHopenstein on 03-23-2014

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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 20
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Photo of CTJman
2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit to malty for my Liking. Oniony and syrupy.

Photo of RoyalT
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This one had a beutiful pour with a cloudy orangish-brown color and a a brownish-white head that showed great retention.

Smell – The aroma of stiff hop isn’t explosive but very strong and fruity with a dull bitter promise.

Taste – The promise from the nose delivers at the taste. This is a bitter hop monster with some good citrus, strong but not overly aggressive pine, and malty sugars. It is balanced towrds bittering hops but otherwise very comfortable in the mouth. If we’re considering personal preferences here this is exactly how I like my DIPAs.

Mouthfeel – It isn’t full-bodied but close with a strong bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability – I would say it is probably just beyond the reach of a novice drinker but for the heavy-duty hop lover it is right on.

Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Shared large bottle.
CC Florida Man
Mildly bitter and slightly more sour.
Aroma: Fruity but with limited appeal.

Photo of Reds76
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Heavy on the malt. Taste is a bit too sweet. Nose is sweet and sour. Not a bad beer but far from excellent. I want DIPA's that are bright, clean, hop showcases and this is a bit murky, thick and heavy.

Photo of Boldenglishale
2.77/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Did Cigar City make its first DIPA? This one is a malt bomb...meh

Photo of RyanK252
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy copper amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces very well.

S: Citrus, grapefruit and orange, fruity melon notes, tropical fruit, caramel malt sweetness, and a hint of alcohol.

T: Tropical fruit, mango, citrus, orange, a little grapefruit and lemon, fruity, peach, melon, cantaloupe and honeydew, caramel malt sweetness, and a hint of alcohol.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty stuff, wish there was a little less melon though.

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

was hoping for better from CCB

Photo of cbutova
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks EmmaDan. Seems like everyone I know is getting the CCB hookup and that is certainly a good thing. Full notes taken yesterday to phone.

A- Pale orange pour from the bomber to my pint glass. A white cap almost makes it to a finger with a frothy consistency. One massive sheet of lace with drizzle all around.

S- Fairly laid back for CCB and the modern style standards. Citrus hops are the main thing for me but even then it takes some effort detect them and much else.

T- Comes to life more at this juncture with the citrus still leading the way, oranges and lemon zest comes to mind. Floral, slight stone fruits, peach, herbal and spicy. Bready pale malts and minor yeast fruit and alcohol.

MF- Medium bodied overall with a slightly oily and foamy creamy overall feel. Carbonation drops on the high end and the finish is bitter and slightly warm.

Similar to Jai Alai in a way for me in all categories of review. Citrus driven but more balance than many new hoppy brews.

Photo of IPAchris
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

meh....no hop aroma...had a banana taste. I love CCB but not a very good offering from them.

Photo of nmann08
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours a translucent dark gold color with a wispy off-white head.

The nose is citrus rinds, bitter hops, a little tropical fruit, resin. Smells pretty dank. The flavor is sweet, candied sugar, melon, light citrus. I also get a bit of onions and an aftertaste similar to honey. This is has nice flavor notes, but its very syrupy and not overly refreshing for a double IPA.

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one was good. Not the greatest out there. Very malty

Photo of macrosmatic
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 32 oz. growler filled 36 hours ago into an Upland pint glass.

A: Pours a nice deep gold, nearly clear but has some chill haze, with a finger's worth of white fluffy head and moderate visible carbonation.

S: Melon, tropical fruit, and spice hops, a bit of grassy character, and a fairly light biscuit malt. Not a big malt presence at all for style. For that matter, not a huge aroma for style either, but in the short time since growlering it seems to have lost some aroma.

T: Huge melon, dank, and tropical fruit hops with milder citrus rind and spice notes – all with the biscuit malt with mild sweetness coasting along underneath. Melon with a bit of spicy and citrus hop bitterness in the hang with the lingering ethanol and malt sweetness.

M: Light body for a DIPA, moderate alcohol presence and carbonation sensation on the low side.

O: This was fairly tasty, but not kind of DIPA effort I was hoping for from CCB. I'm glad it wasn't big, caramelly and boozy, but it just didn't blow me away.

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Entirely too malty for my taste.

Photo of PHBoiler
2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours unassuming of what is to follow. Typical orange bodied Cigar City ale. Smell is offputting. The taste is a malty mess. Sticky sweet malt bomb that is completely out of balance. No sign of hops in the nose or the taste. The booze is also very apparent with the thin mouthfeel.

Photo of Nichols33
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Not very good,

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Yanik. Golden orange sunset body with a small, off-white head of broken bubbles. Dank hop aroma. Tropical fruit, candied melon. A bit syrupy in the flavor. Definitely a notch below the aroma. Almost.

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy orange golden color with white head. Sweetness, citrus, and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very sweet and malty.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a great dank tropical fruit aroma, awesome in that category. I was disappointed in the taste though, since it seems thinner and boozer than I would have expected without much in the way of hop depth in the flavor, only hints of hops and plenty of sweet booze. Not bad, but could be so much better, a big letdown from the nose to the flavor.

Photo of ashleylake
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Typical DIPA brewed by a great brewery.

Photo of babaracas
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3/5/15, been in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Pours a clear bright copper, thick creamy khaki colored head settles in a minute, rings of thick lace halfway down the glass. Smell: caramel, bready, mint, tangerine, note of way overripe papaya. On the malty side. Taste: minty/herbal booze, grapefruit peel, orange juice, toffee, bready. Substantial body, pillowy carb, finish is sweet, herbal, and drying. It's a bit of an odd take, but maybe that's appropriate given the name of this beer.

Florida Man from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.