110K+OT Batch #3 - The Other West Coast IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Phelps:
4.5/5 rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Thanks to tlay10 for sharing this one during this year's Deliverance release at Lost Abbey.
Looks: like caramel. Mostly clear and the color of the sugary treat, with a sudsy head of khaki-orange that grips the sides of my glass in lovely arcs.
Smells: like an aged barleywine. Heavy with citrusy orange and burnt sugar aromas. Rose, lavender, juicyfruit, lime, caramel-dipped pineapple.
Tastes: like candy. Super malty and sweet, with flavors of honey, vanilla, lightly floral lilac, lime and caramel-dipped orange sticks. The finish is very sweet, with just a hint of bitterness in the back.
Feels: muted. The carbonation is extremely subtle for an IPA, but the body is medium and smooth about the tongue. The 10 percent ABV is only hinted at in the flavor, and this beer goes down so easily it's dangerous.
Drinks: so smooth, so sweet. I'm a fan of maltier IPAs, and this beer hits all the right notes in that regard. A treat.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2010 23:19:29 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
4.28/5 rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Had out of a firkin at CCB tasting room. Poured into a snifter glass.
A: Deep caramel in color, translucent, with a one-finger khaki head and no visible carbonation.
S: Sweet malts, a bit of pine & citrus hops, and boozy. Some roasted caramel.
T: Follows the nose very closely. The hoppiness is still trying to hold on but is clearly losing the battle. Still a little alcohol heat but it does seem tamed. Overall a nice sweetness here.
M: Medium body, smooth & silky mouthfeel. Boozy but the alcohol heat doesn't overwhelm. Minimal carbonation sensation, likely due in part to the firkin serving.
O: Wow, this was very good, and I'm glad I had the chance to try it! Guess they had this one aging for the last couple years. I never had the opportunity to try it fresh, but it sure was tasty as is!
Serving type: cask
10-12-2012 00:18:31 | More by macrosmatic
3.48/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a beautiful but thin golden red color – really beautiful. A small white head tops the beer and quickly recedes. Smells of deep citrus hops so very fruity. First sip has shown some age but this one was kept in my fridge since purchase. The hops have so faded but in its place a pleasant maltiness shines thru to the point of being both chewy and doughy. Super candy sweet notes are upfront and in your face without the hops to balance it. Plenty of toffee too. I keep thinking how nice it would be to have this one fresh and on cedar. I had this one fresh and enjoyed it more than the aged version. Pretty tough to drink but I’ll manage.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2011 01:26:32 | More by ATLbeerDog
110K+OT Batch #3 - The Other West Coast IPA from Cigar City Brewing
75 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.