110K+OT Batch #5 - Cigar City Brewing
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3.79/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2012 22:46:34 | More by jaasen64
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