110K+OT Batch #3 - The Other West Coast IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
3.45/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.
Big thanks to DosBeerigos and the Quick and Easy High Card BIF for this bottle!
Digging the bottle's depiction of bling. Word. Anyway, it pours a hazy rosy amber topped by a finger or so of ecru foam. The nose starts off heavy on the pine, but return sniffs reap a good deal more caramel in the background. And that about sums it up, simple and good. The taste is therefore not as surprising as it would be otherwise: heavy caramel notes met by a slightly piney touch, which somehow lends further sweetness to the proceedings. There's still some bitterness biting in the back, but it's not enough to make a strong enough call for a self-governing state. Sorry, my hands are tied by the customary international law of beer. Look it up if you don't believe me. The body is a heavy light, with a light carbonation and a somewhat thick feel. Overall, not bad, but very unbalanced and hard to really enjoy as the experience progresses.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2010 03:00:30 | More by TMoney2591
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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 140 ratings.