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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

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 05-25-2012)
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1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

cpinto6, Jun 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.1%

Hugonaut13, May 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, Jun 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

bstyle, May 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

mjohnson17, May 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

tfsimpkins, May 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

steve8robin, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

birchstick, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 12, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -18%

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks Matt for sharing!

(A)- Pours a hazy, almost cloudy orange color. Some minimal tan froth.

(S)- Huge aromas of fig and orange peel. Ever so slightly boozy.

(T)- Again, an immense flavor profile of candied orange and fig. Has a large sweetness that carries through the entire flavor profile of the beer.

(M)- A normal carbonation level. Such a sweetly rich beer. Candied fruits that flow into a noticeable boozy quality.

(O)- I have a hard time believing this is a DIPA. This beer would make so much more sense as an english barleywine or old ale. A bit too sweet for my tastes.

sweemzander, Nov 27, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -17.2%

Received in a trade. Really wish I had remembered this was a DIPA...really would have drank this fresher! Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear deep amber with a good two finger densely creamy off white head that faded to leave a thick creamy blanket and nice side lacing.

S - Yep...sweet caramel malts. Orange citrus peel and alcohol. Slight older hops. Argh!

T - Sweet, caramelly malty bomb. Argh. Way over the top cloy sweet with some orange rind notes. Its so sweet it almost makes the orange taste like medicine. Older, cardboard hops too. Damnit!

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, nicely carbonated. Would be MUCH higher if not for how goddamn sweet it is!

O - Overall this is definitely more like a barley wine now. So pissed this was forgotten in my cellar. What a waste, what a freakin waste.

rudzud, Oct 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

dsauter, Jun 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

cosmonick, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

mixed_master7, Sep 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Jeffrey2310, Mar 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

jme015, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Reagan1984, Sep 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%

Shared by Raffy I believe, thanks man. 4 oz. poured in an FFF Rastal on August 17th, 2012.

A - Medium amber-golden coloring, almost zero head, retention, or lacing.

S - Interesting fruitiness that I can only attribute to the curaçao peel. Beyond that I get some alcohol solvency, slight sweet malt, and residual sugars.

T - Plentiful, dominant bitterness at front to mid-palate, almost grapefruit and piney but with a smoother blend. At the back there is an offsetting sweetness of honey and brown sugar. Bitter, short aftertaste.

M - Medium body, appropriate carbonation, semi-dry finish. The peel seems to smooth out the body.

D - At the tasting I thought this was a strong ale of some sort that weirdly resembled a DIPA. I guess it is one afterall. Rating to that style suits it much better anyway.

Auracom, Aug 21, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%

A: clear, deep, dark yellowish orange in color. Forms a moderate sized off white head. Some light lacing.

S: not overly aromatic, but what is there is sweet orange and orange peel.

T: sweet, almost cloyingly so. Lots of orange, orange juice, orange peel. Actually this tastes just like a glass of curaçao, but not necessarily in a good way.

M: on the heavier side of medium. Slick, sweet, oily, and borderline cloying. Lower carbonation. Surprisingly mild bitterness.

O: This beer just misses the mark. Not a very good DIPA.

Florida9, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

joshbhs04, Mar 24, 2013
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110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.