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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

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
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:
Beer added by: shand on 05-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 24
Photo of Auracom
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of steve8robin
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cbutova
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Photo of azdback
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Stone Imperial glass. A cloudy dark orange color. Tiny and few carbonation bubbles lead to a pretty large 2 finger head that is barely off white in color and creamy in appearance. Lace is incredible already.

Smell is on the malty side at first. Some darker citrus smells of maybe a pink grapefruit. Some over ripe orange and some bread and some alcohol.

Taste is extremely sweet but very similar to the nose. There are some of the darker citrus flavors I smelled, like blood orange and the pink grapefruit that really add to the sweetness. There is a bit of the alcohol burn I smelled but not at all overpowering.

Mouth is medium bodied with a bit of a bright carbonation. The finish is rather long and on the wet side. The alcohol burn is very minor for this 11% brew.

Overall I really enjoyed this but in the same way I enjoyed 120 Minute. This is a very big IPA and not the one your going to enjoy as you mow the lawn. This is a sipper of a beer and for the style not a strong suit to me but I did enjoy this quite a bit. Thanks to bluedevil23 for this poker payout.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of HopsJunkiedotcom
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Billakowski
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of twizzbeatz
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of stakem
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle

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!

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of mhaugo
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of MightiestBeard
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TenHornsProud
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark orange with a big, off-white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of piney, floral citrus, grapefruit, and some sweet bready character. Surprisingly malty.

Taste is maly/pine up front that goes into a more dank/pine middle before ending on a bitter yet slighty caramel finish. There are some lighter fruit notes but they do not jump out.

Full body and low to medium carbonation with notes of alcohol.

This is a big brew that has a good balance of alcohol, malt, and hop with the hop character just barely edging forward.

Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.