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110K+OT Batch #5 - Cigar City Brewing

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

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24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 117
Avg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: shand on 05-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 117
Reviews by jaasen64:
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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, huge thanks to dolfan54fl. Picked up from the brewery this Sunday. Served in Hunahpu snifter.

A- Pours a fairly opaque dark golden reddish brown. Definitely darker then your average DIPA. About a quarter finger of yellowish-brown off-white foamy head that quickly recedes. Below average carbonation of small slowly rising bubbles.

S- Tropical fruity hop smell of guava, papaya, oranges, bananas, a little bit of grapefruit (not as much grapefruit as a lot of DIPAs, but more tropical fruit). A little bit maltier then your average DIPA. Sweet and definitely a little bit more aromatic then your average brew, not the most aromatic DIPA but smells good.

T- Sweet, malty, and lots of hops. Tastes of papaya, guava, oranges, honey, bananas, etc.. Definitely can taste the malts almost as much as the sticky hops. Not too well-balanced- malts dominate the hops a little bit too much for a DIPA in my mind, also a little bit too sugary. Pretty sweet fruity aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, not too much carbonation. Finishes a little bit sticky and a bit syrupy. Easy to drink, abv well hidden.

O- This was a pretty good DIPA, however I've been spoiled by NorthEast DIPAs (Heady Topper, HF, Gandhi-Bot, etc.) and I can say this definitely isn't world class. I liked how it had a nice tropical fruit aroma + taste too it, which was a little bit different since it wasn't dominated by grapefruit hops. The downfall I thought was that the beer was too malty for a DIPA and was a tad bit too sugary/syrupy. Overall not bad for a DIPA- enjoyable to drink, just not as good as some of them out there. I recommend trying it.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Mora2000
2.76/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes. Appearance: Pours clear, clean straw color under a 1” off white finely bubbled persistent lacy fluffy foam cap. Smell: Orange peel, light malts, citric hops. Taste: Orange peel over light malts, light biscuit, with a citrus rind finish. Sweet and bitter in balance. Interesting interaction between added citrus, hop citrus and yeast driven fruit. Mouthfeel: medium full body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of dsauter
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of rightcoast7
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of cjgator3
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
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!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

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Photo of beerloverofbham
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rauchhund
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of LiquidDegenerate
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of scottyshades
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
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

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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
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