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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-08-2012 21:59:49 | More by SDean82
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-dark cloudy amber with a light cream colored head

S-strong scent of sweet hops and malts. definitely smells more like a barley wine. strong scent

T-comes in with a very sweet flavor of hops and malts that slowly turns in to an old wood flavor. the after-taste is very fruity similar to fruit punch. they're all quite strong flavors.

M-low medium carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-not CCB's best offering. I don't know why, but their 110k batches never impress me. This isn't a bad beer at all, but for a DIPA from the brewery, I expect a lot better. it's very sweet with some odd flavors reminiscent of a malt bomb. it's drinkable though I wish I had someone else here to share this one with.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:19:44 | More by AdamBear
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Dated: 5/28/12. Poured into Philly Beer Scene Chalice.

A: Pours a deep amber like orange color. Very cloudy. I didn't get a lot of head. Off white ring around the edges. Alcohol feet. Lacing bits.

S: I get some fruit right away. I guess it's the curaçao peel. Then just sweet malts. The citrus pretty much dominates any really hop presence, even though I know it's there.

T: On the tip of the tongue, I got very faint hop bitterness. I was surprised by this. In the middle of the mouth, I get more sweet malt and fruit. It almost reaches a barleywine like flavor, but not entirely. The finish leaves you with more sweet malt notes.

M: Medium bodied. Thinner than I thought.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 18:27:01 | More by inlimbo77
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle I picked up at the brewery on Thursday. Poured into a matching Cigar City snifter, the brew appears a clouded burnt copper color. It has quite a deep orange look to it that nears more copper towards the middle. A rich yellowish stained froth is quite creamy and sticks atop the brew. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves a webbing of lace sticking to the glass. A light swirl revives nearly a finger back to the surface.

The aroma is quite pleasant with a citrus quality that is bold with an orange character. There is a bit of a melon note mixed with some cheese and mild caramel graininess. The alcohol is present with a solvent to fusel touch that initially accents the fruity citrus qualities and as it warms becomes more apparent with its own standout qualities that draw out more of an herbal to grassy and pine smell.

The taste is herbal and hoppy with fruity and citrus quality. A bit of melon character is present which blends with an earthy and pulpy rind element. It is impossible to miss just how much residual sweetness is left in this brew which helps to mask the alcohol but by the same token also downplays some of the hop flavoring. The combination of bold fusel alcohol, sticky sweet residual sweetness and aggressive citrus/rindy bitterness is a bit taxing on the palate.

This is a medium to heavier bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. All elements you would expect for a DIPA are present but the sticky sweet quality really degrades the overall experience for me. This really reminds me of the last 110k+OT brew I had (batch 3) that I really did not like because of the ridiculous sweetness that overpowered everything else. While I feel this brew has too much residual sugar, it is nowhere near as cloying as batch 3. It is worth a try but not something I would seek out unless you really dig overly sweet IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 01:03:44 | More by stakem
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110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.