Or - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 23
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CampusCrew on 11-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of strangefate
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had alongside a bottle of Either.

Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with nice sticky lacing.

The scent is very prominently of floral hops with a bready malt behind it.

The taste is very hoppy, but of the floral variety more-so than Either - that is to say that there isn't much citrus present from the hops as there is with Either. Following the hops is a roasted woody malt from the cedar-aging.

This is a medium-carbonated, medium-bodied, silky smooth, dry brew.

As I said, I had this alongside Either, which I preferred. They are both great - probably the two best Black IPAs I've ever had.

Photo of babaracas
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Head to head of Either and Or, will try to keep this mostly about Or.

Pours a pitch black with one finger faded khaki colored head, better retention and generally looks more carbonated than Either, but eventually fading to a thin layer and leaving the same wispy rings of lace.

Smell: pungent hops - more earthy and green than Either, toasty with a little cocoa, and with seemingly way more cedar character.

Taste: caramel fading into dark chocolate with a slight burnt flavor, grapefruity and green. Cedar, seemingly a little more yeast character than Either but could be my imagination. Here's some personalization - just burped - tasted like hoppy mushrooms (no, didn't eat any of those today).

Mouthfeel: fullish bodied but the carbonation boost vs. Either makes it more creamy than syrupy.

This one leaned more towards a typical Black (D)IPA, but with cedar. Good, but not my favorite of the pair.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok... sometimes styles get hard to describe. This one is hard. but I spoke with Joey Redner and he said Black IPA would be close. I guess imperial Black IPA..

Nice beer. honey does not stand out in either beer but the "or" beer is a little sweeter. Both are very hoppy and I think he said the "or" beer uses the hop extract where the neither doesn't. Both beers are made to the same style but have different ingriedents and intrepretations. Well.. .whatever the story is CC hits another homerun. I prefer the either a little I just enjoy the hop flavor a little better

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Or from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.