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110K+OT Batch #5 - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
110K+OT Batch #5110K+OT Batch #5

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very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of cbutova
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my cousin for this one.

A- Tulip pour with a dark amber body and a big creamy white head. Great head retention and immediate lace rings.

S- Big citrus and big caramel. The malt shines through like a strong ale lends caramel while the hops are citrus and herbal.

T- Again a balance between malt and hops. Big tasty caramel is smoothed out by big citrus peel, herbal and floral notes. Malty double IPA but still quite hoppy.

MF- Thick and oily body with moderate silky creamy carbonation. Bitter finish but not hugely so.

Solid orange peel citrus flavor on a big caramel malty base.

Photo of Florida9
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of inlimbo77
3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives a solid medium brown with a good fingerwidth head of light tan perched upon it. Clear with decent light penetration. Good lace.
Smell is light malt and sweaty armpits. A mildly acidic, mustiness. Honestly, the first time I've ever encountered that note!
Taste is malty, hoppy, rich, woody, slight evergreen, apple and wheat notes. Very interesting, quite complex with a good balance.
Full bodied, rich, smooth, somewhat drying, slightly warming. Light effervescence. A really good brew, too bad its another one-time beer by CCB. If you aren't put off by the nose, this is really good.

Photo of jaasen64
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of shand
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Cigar City Brewing taproom.

This beer pours a hazy orange color. It has a full, hoppy aroma with a strong malty presence as well. Very strong smelling. The taste is ridiculous. Lots of hops. Lots of malts. Lots of everything. Very strong, and very delicious. The mouthfeel is full and very carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is a great beer that toes the line between a strong DIPA and a barleywine. In the end, I feel the very strong hop presence tips it over farther to the DIPA side of the scale. Semantics aside, it's a very good beer that is much better than last year's 110K+OT.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of AdamBear
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.