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Hopped On The High Seas - Calypso | Cigar City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerBeast on 03-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 232
Reviews by itsscience:
Photo of itsscience
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

It has a hazy amber complexion that's on the darker side for an IPA with a finger of white soapy head. There's nice sticky lacing around the glass and small carbonation bubbles spawning near the surface. The nose has some sweet fruit, like a peach or mango, some citrus, some floral qualities, a sweet clean maltiness, and some light earthy notes with a peppery character. I get an astringent tea bag, lemon rind taste that gets amplified as the beer moves through the mouth, overpowering what else is there. Maybe my taste buds are sensitive to the tea flavor, but this thing leaves me puckering on the finish. I also get orange, mango, and biscuit malt. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of npala86
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of HOITINK
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can - canned 3-14-14 - nice, in the can less then a month...

Pours glowing reddish almond amber, lightly hazed. Moderate and relaxed lite oatmeal head, leaves nice lookin fine fields of tiny bubble low sheeting.

Tropical fruity nose with some pine hop notes.

This IPA packs more then a moderate hop package. Robust, fresh and muscular tropical fruit and resinous hop notes abound. Densely hopped right through the finish. Tasty IPA in a can....always a good thing...

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a snifter. Canned 3/14/14 (a little over 1 month old)

Pours out a nice bright orange color, mostly clear body, maybe the slightest bit of haze. A nice retentive slightly off white head. Very nice lacing clings to the glass.

Not a very exciting aroma. Bright citrus grapefruit rind with a touch of bright tropical fruit. Some bready malts noticeable.

Tart and tangy hop, sharp tropical fruit somewhat similar to pineapple and kiwi, bright citrus character, finishes with a grapefruit citrus rind bitterness. Almost a slight woodiness as it warms.

Medium to light in body. Goes down easy. Leaves a bit of a lingering hop bitterness.

Not a bad beer, but it left a little to be desired. I'd be interested to try other versions of this, but I probably wouldn't buy this one again. Worth a shot if you've never had it. Has a kind of unique tart, tangy hop.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange body. Small white head. Nice lacing.

Smell - Not a very intense smell. Some grapefruit citrus. Orange. A bit of doughy malt sweetness. Toasty malts, too.

Taste - Grapefruit. Slightly musty. Sweet caramel. Toasted malt. Seems a deeper roasted malt profile than other variants. Grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Bitter. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Decent, but doesn't stand out against the other variants.

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ryguy31
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Hopped On The High Seas - Calypso from Cigar City Brewing
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