110K+OT Batch #3 - The Other West Coast IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by mullenite:
3.55/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A very hard pour produced a small amount of large soapy white bubbles on the top of the beer. Nice red color with a nice set of legs left on the glass. I really like the color a lot but the lack of a real head on such a hoppy beer is a bit of a disappointment. The legs are nice to look at though.
Smell is sweet and fruit forward. Lots of tropical fruit scents coming through as pineapple, peach and mango. Some alcohol comes through the nose but it is not strong at all, just kind of lingers in the background.
Wow, very sweet and very barleywine-esque. Reminds me of fresh 120 Minute or Devil Dancer. Lots of sweet caramel malts and not a whole lot of bitterness. This is a very sweet beer that really misses the mark as a double IPA but would make an amazing barleywine. There is also a distinct bready malt character that comes through as the beer warms up that is really nice. Again there is some alcohol warmth but not enough to consider it a drawback.
Low carbonation and very thick, kind slimey mouthfeel. I can feel it in my mouth even a few minutes after taking a sip.
Overall, this is not a great DIPA but it is a great barleywine (aside from the slimey mouthfeel that is.) I'm happy to try it but probably won't get any more bottles.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2010 00:44:46 | More by mullenite
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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
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