110K+OT Batch #5 - Cigar City Brewing
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4/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours a clear dark orange with a big, off-white head that lingers and laces.
Smells of piney, floral citrus, grapefruit, and some sweet bready character. Surprisingly malty.
Taste is maly/pine up front that goes into a more dank/pine middle before ending on a bitter yet slighty caramel finish. There are some lighter fruit notes but they do not jump out.
Full body and low to medium carbonation with notes of alcohol.
This is a big brew that has a good balance of alcohol, malt, and hop with the hop character just barely edging forward.
06-28-2012 22:17:03 | More by TenHornsProud
4/5 rDev +5.8%
Single finger off white head with excellent retention and scattered lacing on a murky copper with orange tones body. Aroma of fig, orange peal, apricot, bready malts, oak and alcohol. Flavor is very malty as expected with candied orange, decent amount of booze, wood, apricot, breads and lemon. Medium but chewy body and light to moderate carbonation. Better than the last batch bring a lot more drinkable and less boozy. I almost didn't get this one as I remember the last being a drain pour, rare for cigar city. This one is much better.
01-13-2013 03:39:39 | More by kylehay2004
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
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a CCB snifter.
A: A nice, deep reddish brown. Forms a small, just off-white head.
S: Tropical fruit, citrus hop aroma.
T: Dried tropical fruit (mango, maybe guava? figs?), citrus & pine hop flavors, but not overly bitter. There is a bit of spiced character. The sweetness in the beer reminds me of caramelized sugar.
M: Heavy, sticky mouthfeel. There is certainly an alcohol presence but, given the ABV, I think well-hidden.
O: Definitely good, and I left the tasting room with multiple bottles. I was just a touch underwhelmed though. Personal opinion - I think this leans more toward a hoppy barley wine, although my drinking buddy disagreed.
06-01-2012 01:53:13 | More by macrosmatic
3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
750ml bottle poured into a Stone Imperial glass. A cloudy dark orange color. Tiny and few carbonation bubbles lead to a pretty large 2 finger head that is barely off white in color and creamy in appearance. Lace is incredible already.
Smell is on the malty side at first. Some darker citrus smells of maybe a pink grapefruit. Some over ripe orange and some bread and some alcohol.
Taste is extremely sweet but very similar to the nose. There are some of the darker citrus flavors I smelled, like blood orange and the pink grapefruit that really add to the sweetness. There is a bit of the alcohol burn I smelled but not at all overpowering.
Mouth is medium bodied with a bit of a bright carbonation. The finish is rather long and on the wet side. The alcohol burn is very minor for this 11% brew.
Overall I really enjoyed this but in the same way I enjoyed 120 Minute. This is a very big IPA and not the one your going to enjoy as you mow the lawn. This is a sipper of a beer and for the style not a strong suit to me but I did enjoy this quite a bit. Thanks to bluedevil23 for this poker payout.
07-27-2012 04:43:58 | More by azdback
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
This brew wasn't on my wants list, but moose3285 knows what I want from Cigar City almost before I know it exists. Toa chie, my friend. 750ML bomber split with my wife; only missed the first in this series.
Pour is dark orange leaning to into amber territory. Drawing deep, oranges are prominent, with a whiff of sweet malts & citrus. Mild.
110K+OT #5 continues the proud tradition of the series. Bitter orange mugs the palate right away, then plops down for the duration. Intensely sweet malt comes with the billy club, & it's weirdly complementary to the orange. Pink grapefruit. More straightforward bitterness with a twist of citrus rounds this out. Sweetness makes it easy to drink without detracting from the hop crack. No discernable alcohol.
Not deep, not complex, but tasty. The malts & orange go together like pondweed & summer. This is the rare sweet IIPA that I dig. Very good brew.
09-08-2012 02:08:29 | More by maximum12
110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.