Illuminating The Path | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Illuminating the Path is a collaboration with Ecliptic Brewing out of Portland, Oregon. The concept behind this beer was to connect Oregon and Florida, which brought several raw materials to mind. John Harris of Ecliptic and myself decided to use rose hips and marionberries, indigenous to Oregon, plus hibiscus and acai berries from Florida. The recipe for the beer was designed with these ingredients in mind, and then aged in pinot noir barrels from Oregon. The result is dark, with big fruity notes, balanced by vinous wine-like notes. We wanted to balance the concept of beer and wine and believe we have done that successfully.

Added by GatorLCA on 10-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
277
Reviews:
24
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
54
For Trade:
6
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1.89/5  rDev -54%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Original rating of 4. Had today and it's beyond undrinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Sharp acidic sourness along with some rotten flavors

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Illuminating The Path from Cigar City Brewing
4.11 out of 5 based on 277 ratings.
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