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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

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
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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Photo of rudzud
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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
Photo of KajII
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

This brew poured a hazy dark copper like orange topped with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head, which slowly receded and produced some superb sheets of sticky lacing.

As for the aroma it was bold and robust of a sweet light bread malt, floral and resin hops and a chewy doughy yeast, it also possessed notes of caramel, toffee, mango, citrus (orange), a light hint of butter and a strong scent of alcohol (cognac).

The taste was rather intense right off with a sweet maltiness and had a nice buttery caramel presence from the get go, but quickly become very hoppy with a bold resin flavor and a sweet fruity alcohol ending. The aftertaste was with you for a very long time preceding the swallow, with a sweet hoppy alcohol warming left behind for further enjoyment.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and somewhat syrupy in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall I found this to be an Imperial IPA that was very sweet, in fact it tasted more like a Barleywine than anything else. That being said, it was a fantastic brew with a easy drinkability and a fantastic fruity hoppy taste...


KajII, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
5/5  rDev +32.3%

sendbeer, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of CGMLS3
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

CGMLS3, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of FullObs
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

FullObs, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

2dogbrew, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Skelton
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Skelton, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +5.8%

eawolff99, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

beernads, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of jivex5k
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of cjgarland73
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

cjgarland73, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -14%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Reagan1984, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

maximum12, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of jmathis
5/5  rDev +32.3%

jmathis, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +32.3%

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

mixed_master7, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of neobob187
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

neobob187, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Auracom
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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
Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bcsbeer, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev +5.8%

johnyb, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of steve8robin
3/5  rDev -20.6%

steve8robin, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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
Photo of closisinthehouse
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

closisinthehouse, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev +5.8%

SFC21, Aug 05, 2012
110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.