Wiregrass Post-Prohibition Ale
Cigar City Brewing

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 10.2%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
92
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  9
SCORE
87
Very Good
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jeffdr123 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pale ale look, created as a co-op with an Alabama brewery after the lifting of a prohibition of sorts. Maybe because of the name, the grassy taste comes to the front. Plus some grapefruit rind, especially in the finish. Light but not boring. From the tap at CCB.

Oct 21, 2016
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OrestesMethuon from Montana

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful color, with a round and resounding gold color, slightly caramel-brown at the heart; little flecks of sediment sit at the bottom of my Junkyard tulip, while billowing, big-bubble froth forms a cloud-white cap, and doesn't quit. Pungent-ass nose: Kaffir-lime leaf, Meyer lemon zest, grapefruit juice and candied-peel asserts themselves at first sniff—delivering on the can-patter's promise of citric redolence—but there's a touch of malty maize hiding around the periphery of the bouquet. The flavors, too, are—making good on the label's guarantee—citrus-focused, but that focus does not lapse into exorbitance, and is moreover quite smooth. Indeed, Wiregrass is really a confluence of a lot of great elements: lemon candy, lemongrass, dry grasses and straw, orange oils, a bit of laurel bitterness, a corn-premised silkiness of mouthfeel—matched by some carbonic bite—and very pale malt flavors that I find more crackery than biscuity, and that moreover are inflected with a bit of vanilla and blonde-agave.

A very solid beer that does a great job arguing for the intelligence of ending prohibition (both the more famous federal version, and Alabama's own little proscription on home-brewing).

Feb 04, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a golden yellow color with some brown highlights and a medium sized white head. The aroma is citrus with grass and hops. The taste is op heaven with citrus.

Dec 30, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy bright yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, light fruits, some grass, and a little biscuity aroma on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied, a little chewy. Finishes with grass and citrus.

Dec 30, 2015
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SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not much of a nose but it does have som tones of grapefruit rind and white fruits. Murky golden straw body hosts a half inch of off white head. Flavor has tones of grapefruit and a nice dryness. Finish has a solid pink grapefruit feel. Solid drinkable pale. Nicely dry.

Dec 05, 2015
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AgentMunky from New York

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Canned on 9 October 2015.
3.75/4/4.5/4.25/4
Pours a translucent straw colour with a pitted, frothy head.
It smells pleasantly hopped, very American, kind of mellow. Pine resin and pineapple and fresh herbs.
Okay, this is positively dripping with fruit and candied citrus peel. That's gotta be Citra or Amarillo. Delicious, full-bodied, with an amazingly long maintaste. Seriously, the whole experience lasts a good fifteen seconds before flavors fade. The endtaste is the only off-note, but the aftertaste is nice and yeasty-dry, so I can't complain.
Interesting and compelling, but not something I'd want to revisit too often. Really well put-together though, with a great hop profile, unexpected malt base (corn??), and clean, rustic finish.

Notes
Hops: Lemondrop, Citra
Malts: Flaked corn

Nov 26, 2015
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starclassic21 from Washington

4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer totally surprised me. A truly delicious hop-forward pale ale.

Pours a light, mostly filtered tangerine color.

Aroma is citrusy, lemon/tangerine/grapefruit. Hop resin. Grassy, herbaceous notes.

I'm a huge Tree House Brewing fan, and this beer's flavor oddly reminds me of a less-tropical, more grassy and lighter mouthfeel Tree House Green, which just so happens to be my favorite IPA. Medium bitterness.

Overall, a very delicious pale ale.

95/100

Nov 23, 2015
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into A Sam Adams glass

Yellow orange with furious streams of carbonation leads to a dense two finger billowy white foam cap, plenty of lacing

aroma citrus, lemon, tangerine,

taste of citrus hops without the bite

smooth with slight lingering bitterness

Very nice beer

Nov 03, 2015
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KensWorld from Florida

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 week old can pours a light honey slightly cloudy color with nice light cream colored head. Head stays around a while leaving nice lacing on glass. Smell is strong as expected from a fresh CCB offering. Tastes very hoppy with this funky off taste. Ends with a nice mellow semi sour hoppy aftertaste. There is that always present CCB flavor that is hard to pinpoint but seems to be in most of there hopped up canned beers. This is basically JAI ALAI LIGHT. Hope you all enjoy this up in LA (lower Alabama). 4.00

Oct 22, 2015
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Cigar City "Wiregrass Post-Prohibition Ale"
on tap @ World of Beer, 2751 West Torch Lake Drive, Wildwood, FL 32163 - 09/05/2014

Notes: Mainly clear yellow-gold. White head holds well, leaves average lacing (might be the glass). Bright, hoppy aroma of juicy citrus and melon (grapefruit, lemon, tangerine). Little malt gets through. The flavor follows although there is a malt component to it, basic and somewhat biscuity. Grassy. Boldly hopped for both flavor and bitterness. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable. It's impressive in it's brashness, but I've tasted more balanced beers from Cigar City.

Oct 28, 2014
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden hue with subtle hints of orange. It has a frothy two finger eggshell white head. Great retention/lacing.

S - Really a light citrus note on the nose. There's a slight hay/grassy element, but it's not easy to get.

T - Juicy, wet, orange citrus. Notes of pineapple/mango as well. A little hay on the backend with a light hop finish.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation and has a wet finish.

O - So simple and unassuming, but oh so good.

Feb 09, 2014
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BMMillsy from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery as part of a flight. Golden almost bronze pour, clear, big creamy white head. Floral aroma, lemon and lime zest here for sure behind what seems to be roses and hibiscus notes. Flavor is grassy vegetal hops, some sweet light malts, just a hint of citrus zest, and a light bitterness. Light bodied, slightly slick, with medium carbonation. Very much like a pale ale or IPA. Clean finish, lingering floral and grass notes. I liked this a lot and it went down rather easy.

Nov 23, 2013
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goldenpeanut from Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just wanted to clarify a few points. This beer is a collaboration of CCB/Folklore and Moola to celebrate the legalization of homebrewing in AL. We are the Moola component which is the local homebrew club in SE. AL, and if you read the story on the can, you will understand how this beer came to be. Also, it is our recipe for a Pre-Prohibition lager (not an APA) that was brewed as an ale and hopped up by the 2 pros with an unusual blend of New Zealand hops. We did a 3 city release tour in late October and the beer was very well received. Right now we are trying to convince CCB to brew more, and do it once a year to be released in May when the law changed.

Also, even though we helped to brew it, it is the most unusually hopped lighter beers we have ever had and we really love it.

Cheers,
Sharon

Nov 11, 2013
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got lucky and picked this up when I had the chance. Available in Alabama only. A collaboration brew between Cigar City, Folklore, and Moola.

Looks nice on the pour. Strong grassy nose with citrus really showing well. Flavor is excellent. Superb citrus tones with a nice fruity edge. Kind of a sweet thing going on as well. Overall, this is an extremely drinkable brew that I am almost done with drinking and it's only been a few minutes. Really great production.

Nov 07, 2013
Wiregrass Post-Prohibition Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 92 ratings