110K+OT Batch #5 - Cigar City Brewing
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2.73/5 rDev -27.8%
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.
06-14-2012 05:41:26 | More by Mora2000
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
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!
07-07-2012 03:45:23 | More by cjgator3
3.1/5 rDev -18%
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.
08-12-2012 00:06:05 | More by Alieniloquium
4.4/5 rDev +16.4%
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.
11-28-2012 22:29:31 | More by rauchhund
4.33/5 rDev +14.6%
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
06-22-2012 19:39:21 | More by scottyshades
4.5/5 rDev +19%
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.
05-25-2012 05:15:43 | More by shand
110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.