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Big Apple IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Big Apple IPA
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92
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 09-27-2011)
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lionssoccer13

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-26-2013 15:57:39 | More by lionssoccer13
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-24-2012 15:42:50 | More by SPRichard
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nikbullet

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-13-2012 15:35:03 | More by nikbullet
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-16-2012 04:33:12 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-15-2012 20:26:23 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-12-2012 23:41:54 | More by JRod1969
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-26-2012 02:31:29 | More by DIPADude01
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dextermcgurk

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-08-2012 17:30:42 | More by dextermcgurk
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erha2

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

05-30-2012 02:00:16 | More by erha2
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dandmc24

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-26-2012 10:51:48 | More by dandmc24
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umopuew

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-11-2012 14:45:51 | More by umopuew
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cosmicevan

New York

3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up a small growler fill of this today for the giant game. i've seen this around for at least a month so can't be too fresh (and as a one timer with reviews dating back to late september looks like we are at least 3 months since brewing and ipas are known to fall off after hour 23 ;)

a - poured into ccb snifter. really nice orange with a tinge of red with a darker core. thin ipa-ish head that was gone quick with little to no lacing.

s - yum. sour apple candy with some orange peel. whatever hops this one had definitely seem absent now, but still pleasant smelling.

t - wow that's different. bitterness with sourness. kind of clashes a bit at first. if the bitterness wasn't there, this would be amazing, but not an ipa. there is also some strong cinnamon in there as well. kind of weird tasting but once i got used to it, i really started to get into it. none-the-less glad i don't have 64 oz of this in front of me. hops only appear in bitterness. kind of tastes like a pumpkin beer with all the cinnamon. the sourness of the apples sets it apart.

m - bitter feel with good carbonation and medium bodied. a little sour too.

o - overall...unique for sure. wish i tried this fresher. the apple and cinnamon is cool, but this beer seems to have lost a lot of it's luster or so i imagine. with some tweaks, this could be the best fall beer of all time. has a lot of potential.

Serving type: growler

01-08-2012 18:19:14 | More by cosmicevan
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-29-2011 18:04:21 | More by BrewtalAlement
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dbelcher5761

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-14-2011 18:25:05 | More by dbelcher5761
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Montrose79

New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-11-2011 19:00:57 | More by Montrose79
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-10-2011 21:12:10 | More by whartontallboy
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-05-2011 17:33:48 | More by asparkoflife
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Double Windsor. Hoppy aromas, with some cider. The taste is both hoppy and some cider, with cinammon and chamomille. Grows on me, hits the spot, unique IPA with decent drinkability. Tart and caramel. Lacey.Lower than average hoppiness and bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2011 15:34:23 | More by Sammy
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby red pour. Thick three fingers of head. The lacing that remains is heavy duty. This beer has a bubbly zing that tickles my nose. Spicy cinnamon aroma up front followed by crisp apple. Devine. Taste is on par with the smell. The maltiness of the beer is cut out by the sweetness of the apple. A perfect reminder of a Minnesota crisp fall day. They really pulled off a wonderful surprise here. My hat goes off to CCB.

Serving type: growler

11-27-2011 17:40:39 | More by TheDudeRules
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is just as advertised. It pours an amber hue and is capped with a healthy dollop of ecru froth, depositing good lace, and not looking tremendously different than Jai Alai. The nose is quite apple-y, and is otherwise piney, herbal and a bit cedar-y. The flavor carries the same elements, and allows the caramel malt to complement the apple flavors very nicely. Just about medium in terms of body. A most enjoyable brew by CCB.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2011 03:56:57 | More by ktrillionaire
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-21-2011 15:34:57 | More by bob727
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-15-2011 22:52:00 | More by HopStoopid120
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-14-2011 16:11:47 | More by alalvarez75
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Double Windsor in Brooklyn, served in a Chimay chalice

A clear, reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Little to no retention or lacing, although the glass doesn't help. The aroma is of golden and red delicious apples with a subtle citrus hop presence. On the palate, this guy matches the nose. Clean citrus hops lay low while sweet apples carry the load. The feel was medium and was a little under carbonated. The finish was both sweet and tart apples. Overall, this is a unique experiment, but not one I would seek out again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 02:21:48 | More by ColForbinBC
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, golden rust color with a decently sized though short-lived light tan head. Dissipation to a film occurred in about 30 seconds.
Smell is really nice with notes of apple and raspberry to go with the malt and hops.
Taste is a good blend of hops and malt with some alcohol presence and a much lighter apple/raspberry presence than was present in the nose.
A stronger leaning medium body with a more middle of the road effervescence than a lot of IPAs give. Nicely balanced throughout as far as the malt/hop ratio is concerned, I would like to see (taste) a bit more apple, something on par with the scent. A mild astringency at the swallow leads to a drying finish.

Serving type: growler

10-17-2011 23:32:59 | More by PorterLambic
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Big Apple IPA from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.