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Hopped On The High Seas - Calypso - Cigar City Brewing

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204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
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: BeerBeast on 03-28-2014)
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Reviews by itsscience:
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itsscience

Florida

3.46/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

04-23-2014 03:32:10 | More by itsscience
More User Reviews:
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-03-2014 18:05:17 | More by Hoppin_mad
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npala86

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-13-2014 01:33:28 | More by npala86
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HOITINK

Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +8.2%

08-24-2014 12:54:11 | More by HOITINK
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Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

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...

04-10-2014 02:07:17 | More by Billolick
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dogfishandi

New York

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

04-22-2014 17:15:09 | More by dogfishandi
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-16-2014 03:14:10 | More by buyyourfreedom
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-05-2014 01:35:32 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-02-2014 02:01:07 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-11-2014 19:54:12 | More by tdm168
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-06-2014 22:40:30 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.54/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

04-15-2014 00:04:24 | More by Alieniloquium
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robgage

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

04-30-2014 23:57:38 | More by robgage
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Bieniek30

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-07-2014 00:42:31 | More by Bieniek30
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Comparison_Ford

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-29-2014 00:21:21 | More by Comparison_Ford
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broadway848

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-19-2014 22:56:39 | More by broadway848
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-08-2014 01:12:47 | More by Keith_R
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-04-2014 20:08:46 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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sunofneurot

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-13-2014 20:43:45 | More by sunofneurot
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-08-2014 22:35:10 | More by pat_usher
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-16-2014 05:06:06 | More by cyrushire
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-12-2014 14:18:28 | More by waddellc2
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -3.9%

A big shout out to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some floral notes, a bit of citrus as well. Taste has considerable bitterness, some resin flavors, light malts, a touch of citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but not up to par with some of the other IPA's from this brewery.

07-24-2014 11:33:52 | More by tone77
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pjkelley82

New York

3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from can into snifter...

Dark hazy amber in color. Head is just magnificent. 3in(a little aggressive) Bone to antique white in color. Foamy, rocky, pillows. Lacing down the entire glass, not much glass is seen.

Melon, honeydew, pine hop

Melon, honeydew, bitterness is at a medium, more so in the finish and aftertaste. A good malt bill. Balanced pretty decently with more of an edge to the hop bitterness of a west coast ipa or a cascade hop.

Smooth and creamy. Medium feel, fresh and goes down nice. Lightly carbonated and I mean reaaallll light. Juicy.

A solid ipa. You wont be disappointed in it unless every beer you drink must be better than the last best one you had. Theres plenty of other solid ipas available to you that you'd probably prefer but its worth trying. The biggest thing for me is getting to know different hop types and what I like and this fits the bill. I didn't love it but I didn't loose the house on trying it.

05-04-2014 22:11:39 | More by pjkelley82
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rjp217

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-07-2014 23:37:33 | More by rjp217
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Hopped On The High Seas - Calypso from Cigar City Brewing
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