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Creamsicle IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Creamsicle IPACreamsicle IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 02-21-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 9
Photo of bob727
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of brentk56
4.92/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cloudy orange (what else!) color and a fluffy head that leavea lacing behind

Smell: Floral orange, with toffee malt and a bit of vanilla cream (ah, the power of suggestion)

Taste: Just like a creamsicle up front, with pithy bitterness developing by mid-palate; nicely balanced through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: One of those yummy floral citrus IPAs; love the name and I will give a nod to the powers of suggestion

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - It pours quite like a typical IPA, though a bit darker than the Jai-Alai which it is based on.

S - The smell is initially of the basic components of an IPA: bitter and herbal hops and a malty base. But once you catch hold of the creamsicle aroma, it becomes foremost. Very delicious and intriguing, if a bit confectionery.

T - The taste is just like the smell: at first it is in familiar IPA territory, and then it moves into the ice cream-popsicle zone. I would probably be confounded by this brew if was at home over-analyzing it, but in the public setting I am enjoying it in, it just amounts to a very interesting brew, if a bit gimmicky.

M - Full and rich, but refreshing.

D - I don't think I'd crush a bunch of these, but one or two would be nice.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

rich dark orange tinted amber with a nice full two fingers of head on the top. Nice clarity as there was not too much haze in this one, but lots of carbonation streaming up toward the top. Very nice retention led to a good amount of side glass lace left over.

deep citrus hops and pine resin. It had a very fresh smell to, it was obviosuly just bottled. The aroma was thick with neverending waves of hoppiness and a slight candy like note that would persist.

but what a wonderful full flavor this had.This was a fantastically good ipa. From the first sip it was a full on bath of citrus hops. Deep flavors of orange, tangerince and a touch of grapefruit washed over the tongue. As it warmed some more candy like sugary notes started to fall into place with hints of sugar and pineapples rounding it out.

Photo of kbutler1
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a small growler of this while at Cigar City for the Hunahpu release. Travelled back to MN with me and I cracked it open last night.
Pours a nice golden honey orange with a fluffy tight white head. The aroma is more hops than anything with a subtle sweetness in the nose. I didn't smell Creamsicle really. The taste was very good although from other reviews I didn't think it tasted blatantly of orange cream, instead it had a nice balanced hops and malt character. Not overly bitter either as some AIPA's can be. Mouthfeel was good.
Very drinkable.

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Picked up at the Hunahpu's release.

Pours a moderate orange apricot color with a bit of haze. Two finger white head lasts for a decent period of time. Nose is orange and a bit of tropical fruits. Taste melds together the fruit with a nice feel to bring out the creamsicle comparison. Pretty tasty, but nothig fantastic.

Photo of urwithdave
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing from notes taken at the hunahpu release.

A- pours golden orange. 1" head that has decent retention. Moderate lacing left.

A- smells like regular jai alai to me, just not as good. the aromas aren't as big.

T- again, a lot similar to regular jai alai but not as balanced as the base. The other guy I was drinking it with said he almosted tasted a tea componet to it.

M- Nice and crisp.

D- pretty good. Rather hit up the regular jai alai though.

Photo of Gtreid
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler bought and consumed the night of Hunahpu's release. Poured into my Stone IRS tulip.

A: Cloudy, orange amber color. The pour drops a big quarter size head the leaves great lace.

A: Pretty similer to regualr JA. Big citrus, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. Sweet caramel malt balances nicely. There is a hint of spice in this one too.

T: All of the sweet and hoppy tastes of the original, but I'm getting some tea in this one. I can't be sure but I think this one has some Acai tea. No cream. Finishes dry and slightly acidic.

M: Medium body, creamy, but slightly sharp on the back end.

D and overall impression: Drinkabiliy is a little lower then Jai Alai. I think this is a good and interesting treatment, but it is not my favorite, good though. Skal.

Photo of tpd975
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an orangish amber hue with a nice white head. Nice retention and some lace.

S: Citrus aromas with notes of pine and caramel.

T: Citric for sure, more orange than grapefruit. Hints of tangerine and caramel. No cream in this creamsicle.

M: Medium in body, smooth.

D: Just pretty good. Not my favorite treatment.

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cigar City takes NYC event at Rattle 'N' Hum. Like a strong ale, getting a lot of booze. Hoppy. Citrus.But a lot of artificial ice cream non-flavour apparently intended.
If you love creamcicles this is for you.Decent carbonation.Some cloudy orange coloured body.

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Creamsicle IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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