Humidor Series India Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Humidor Series India Pale AleHumidor Series India Pale Ale
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Humidor Series India Pale AleHumidor Series India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KVNBGRY on 11-23-2013

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Reviews by woodychandler:
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3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cigar City is becoming a major CANtributor to The CANQuest (TM) and I am happy to have them. Granted, not everything that they have put into a CAN has been to my liking, but good on them for making the transition.

From the CAN: "Drink fresh! Do not age! Pour gently into a glass."; "An unfiltered India Pale Ale brewed in the Cigar City of Tampa, Florida and aged on Spanish Cedar. Pairs well with spicy food and medium to robust cigars."; "Cedar Spirals provided by: The Barrel Mill Premium Barrels and Infusion Spirals".

A nice, loud Crack! presented a brimful craft CAN, but these guys must have been talking to my Old Lady, who was scandalized by the inverted Glug. It's beer, kids! It ain't gonna bruise, but I promised that I would use a gentle pour when so directed. I still managed to create a finger of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a floatie-filled light-copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose had a spicy, peppery cast, undoubtedly the result of the admixture of the hops and the wood spirals. Mouthfeel was medium, approaching fullness on the tongue. Unlike the Cascadian/Black IPA that I reviewed yesterday, nothing was getting in the way of the hops here. In fact, the cedar was making the hops more pronounced and providing a really enjoyable beer. Piney hops and cedar wood - I felt like I was drinking a forest! Not a bad sensation at all. It was almost enough to make me wish for a cigar, but I gave up smoking them almost a decade ago, when I developed adult-onset asthma. The finish was bone-dry, cool, not quite minty, but definitely peppery in the back of my throat. Phew! A worthy addition to The CANQuest (TM).

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From taste notes. Appearance: Hazy orange tinted amber under a persistent 2” dense, lacy foam cap. Smell: Vegetal, smoke, pepper, a little sweetness. Taste: Peppery and fruity with an underlying malt sweetness finishing with a bitter hop accent and lingering spice and malt flavors. Mouthfeel: Very creamy and smooth with a medium full body and fine, soft carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 3/something/14 hard to read on the bottom of the can, pours with a cloudy amber body two fingers worth of khaki head fine speckled lacing.

The aroma has a nice cedar kick to a base of a solid IPA canned by the folks who brings us Jai Alai IPA one of my favorite IPAs, so it has to be good. Throw in herbal citric hops in the smell and we have something special, complemented with vine ripened white wine grapes this beer smells great off the bat. Hints of plum and raisin add to the malt layers that I'm really appreciating.

Flavor has vinous, white wine grape notes, rich cedar earthiness, herbal hops through the whole sip with ample bitterness to equal out to a nice drinking beer. Big ripened raisin and white wine note goes down the palate with each sip, lingering bitter hops with hop proteins floating around in the glass.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied slick oily resinous beer in the can, from a big beer brewery like Cigar City it's nice to see a cedar aged IPA going to market in the can. Overall carbonation is smooth and mouthfeel is dead on something most beer drinker's who smoke cigars want to try.

Overall, I'm a fan since the first time I had a Jai Alai IPA, great beers great brewery enough said.

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Humidor Series India Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 377 ratings