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110K+OT Batch #5 - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
110K+OT Batch #5110K+OT Batch #5

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BA SCORE
85
very good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 05-25-2012)
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Reviews by KajII:
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

This brew poured a hazy dark copper like orange topped with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head, which slowly receded and produced some superb sheets of sticky lacing.

As for the aroma it was bold and robust of a sweet light bread malt, floral and resin hops and a chewy doughy yeast, it also possessed notes of caramel, toffee, mango, citrus (orange), a light hint of butter and a strong scent of alcohol (cognac).

The taste was rather intense right off with a sweet maltiness and had a nice buttery caramel presence from the get go, but quickly become very hoppy with a bold resin flavor and a sweet fruity alcohol ending. The aftertaste was with you for a very long time preceding the swallow, with a sweet hoppy alcohol warming left behind for further enjoyment.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and somewhat syrupy in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall I found this to be an Imperial IPA that was very sweet, in fact it tasted more like a Barleywine than anything else. That being said, it was a fantastic brew with a easy drinkability and a fantastic fruity hoppy taste...

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KajII, Oct 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
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2.73/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle. This is the first of the 110K+OT beers that I have tried and I am looking forward to it.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is incredibly sweet with a ton of sugar and toffee and a hint of fruit. Definitely not what I expected from a DIPA. The aroma is unfortunately more of the same. I get a lot of sweet orange and toffee notes, with some sugar thrown in. The beer tastes about like orange marmalade or jelly, with not real bitterness or other notes that resemble a DIPA. This beer is simply a sugary, sweet mess that doesn't work at all. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I don't understand the higher ratings because this is a mess that is just simply not drinkable.

Mora2000, Jun 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

dsauter, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

johnyb, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

rightcoast7, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of cjgator3
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle

A- Poured into a Cigar City tulip. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is very citrusy, most notably oranges from the curacao peel added during the brewing process. There is also some sweet malt and citrusy hops in the nose as well but the orange notes dominate here. Very nice!

T- Wow! As citrusy and full of orange notes as the aroma was, the taste may even have it beat. Sweet malt up frog with a ton of bitter orange peel, grapefruit and other citrusy flavors with a lot of bitterness in the finish from the hops and some warmth from the alcohol as well. 

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

O- Overall, another delicious beer from CCB. Can't believe this is the 5th year for 110K+OT, this is a very worthy batch. Can't wait for next years installment to the series!

cjgator3, Jul 07, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a straight sided glass. Bottled 5/23/12. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Amber body. Small head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell - Sugar. Orange peel comes through. Citrusy, maybe from the curacao and maybe from the hops. Bitter orange aroma throughout.

Taste - Sugary as hell. Hoppy. Citrus hops. Orangey. Very bitter with loads of caramel and toffee. Extremely sweet. Not an IPA flavor.

Mouthfeel - Thick and syrupy. Heavy and low carbonation. Slow drinking. Not an IPA mouthfeel.

Overall - What is this supposed to be? Too sweet. Drowns out the hops. Not boozy, which is amazing, really.

Alieniloquium, Aug 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

beerloverofbham, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

joshbhs04, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

lionssoccer13, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

HoldenDurden, Jan 08, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is such a unique beer! You can taste the Orange Blossom honey in the brew as well as the Spanish Cedar blending with the original IPA. A truly unique Florida experience! I didn't know they had it in a bottle, I have only had this wonderful concoction on tap.

rauchhund, Nov 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

CEDAMA, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

LiquidDegenerate, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like fruity IIPAs, this is the new benchmark

A: Pours pretty dark for an IIPA - deep dark golden color, almost brown. The soapy head is pretty small for a beer of this gravity, decent retention

S: Tropical fruit-forward IIPA...tons and tons of either guava or papaya notes along with sweet, ripe citrus (grapefruit, orange). You can tell that this beer has some residual sugar in it. Malts give a seemingly sturdy caramel balance to it. Alcohol is noticeable as this decants.

T: This is a big, sweet beer. Not too sweet by my standards. Again, tons of tropical fruit notes in the flavor (guava, pineapple, mango, orange), solid bitterness that definitely helps to balance the sweetness. Malts give a little support and balance, but this is a fruity, hop forward Double IPA.

MF: Creamy velvety feel to it. Pretty big in body as well. Carbonation is right on par. The massive 11% ABV is surprisingly well hidden but warms your face and chest.

O: One of the most tropical-fruity beers I've had - drastically surpasses CITRA, Just Outstanding, Yulesmith, and anything else that I have put in a glass in terms of fruit. Very solid offering from CCB, but splitting a bomber is probably best

scottyshades, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

manutdfan, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

BGsWo22, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Zaphog, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

bespin15, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

weeare138, Aug 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

cosmonick, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of shand
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Cigar City Brewing taproom.

This beer pours a hazy orange color. It has a full, hoppy aroma with a strong malty presence as well. Very strong smelling. The taste is ridiculous. Lots of hops. Lots of malts. Lots of everything. Very strong, and very delicious. The mouthfeel is full and very carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is a great beer that toes the line between a strong DIPA and a barleywine. In the end, I feel the very strong hop presence tips it over farther to the DIPA side of the scale. Semantics aside, it's a very good beer that is much better than last year's 110K+OT.

shand, May 25, 2012
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110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.