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Hornswoggled - Cigar City Brewing

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Hornswoggled
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BA SCORE
87
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterLambic on 12-27-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

kylehay2004, Mar 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

oline73, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: on nitro at Cigar City, Tampa, FL

Burnt orange color, deep but translucent, with a small, dense, beige head that lasted well and left some streaks of lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma, caramel, toffee, vanilla, light indistinct fruit. Really liked this one a lot. Taste reflected the nose, pretty sweet, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, a good dose of vanilla, which lent a flavor and smoothness reminiscent of a big, bourbon-aged beer, only without any trace of bourbon. Light notes of citrus zest and leafy hops, but the beer was mostly dominated by malt/vanilla sweetness. Medium body, smooth, creamy, tantalizing. Not for everyone perhaps, but definitely left me wanting more.

Rifugium, Dec 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

beernads, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Engine 15.
Surprised to see that the Hornswoggled is a red ale; it came without a description and was very bold for style and certainly seemed to be a hazelnut brown.

Clear dark brown with a semi-durable head; excellent clarity.

Very mild aroma but moderately strong flavor. Dominated by hazelnut.
Mildly bittersweet, with a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Feel: adequate carbonation but overly thin body.

chinchill, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Huge creamy nitro head. Beautiful lacing and nice thick wisps.

Smell - Very malty. Caramel and some deep roasted malts. Almost some coffee.

Taste - Super nutty. Caramel. Minimal hoppiness. Again with a strong roasted character.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, as expected. Medium bodied. Slight bitterness in the back.

Overall - Kinda meh. Drinkable, but I doubt I'd want a lot of this.

Alieniloquium, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

cjgator3, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

BGsWo22, Jan 15, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours light amber brown. Super creamycream colored head from the nitro tap. Smells like vanilla beans on top of vanilla ice cream. Straight up cream vanilla with some alcohol bite and a little watered down. Low carbonation, medium light mouthfeel. A strange sweet fonish that does not commingle well with the vanilla.

BMMillsy, Oct 04, 2013
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bigfnjoe, Mar 25, 2013
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KVNBGRY, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brewed on oak with vanilla.

Arrives a deep reddish-brown with a creamy, light tan, well retained head perched atop.
Smell is a well blended mix of malt, vanilla and oak with some light fruit in the back.
Taste is sweet, malt, vanilla and oak exceedingly well balanced.
Body is thinner than expected, just medium with a light effervescence to go with it. Smooth and very drinkable, even sessionable.

PorterLambic, Dec 27, 2012
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Hornswoggled from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.