110K+OT Batch #5 - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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.
06-14-2012 05:41:26 | More by Mora2000
3.63/5 rDev -4%
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.
07-10-2012 01:03:44 | More by stakem
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.
08-12-2012 00:06:05 | More by Alieniloquium
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
3.1/5 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.
11-27-2012 16:54:01 | More by sweemzander
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.
10-31-2012 20:50:34 | More by rudzud
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.