Hopped On The High Seas - Hop #529 | Cigar City Brewing

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Hopped On The High Seas - Hop #529Hopped On The High Seas - Hop #529
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bartos on 02-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Bright gold body topped by white head and great lace. Excellent head retention.
S: Tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon & floral aromas.
T: Citrus, lemon zest flavors and light malt presence that starts sweet and finishes with a dry, clean, bitter back end.
M: Nicely balanced IPA with good carbonation.
O: Decent Caribbean style IPA with tropical feel and flavors.

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

I am trying to reduce some of the backlog of CANQuest (TM) CANs that built up while awaiting picture approval, name correction, time, money, the bevy of bikini-clad beauties to depart the premises, the Russians to get the f**k out of the Crimean Peninsula ... Suffice it to say that things were getting away from me and I am CANmitted to getting back on an even keel.

From the CAN: "Drink fresh! Do not age! Pour gently into a glass."; "A tropical IPA dry-hopped on the high seas with one of our favorite hops: Hop #529"; "Caribbean-style ale".

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 wonder how an experimental hybrid hops strain ranks as one of their favorites ... Hmmm. This one was MUCH more active than its brethren in terms of its carbonation and I was quickly overrun by a foaming action! I backed off, then poured the rest, resulting in two dense, rocky fingers of fluffy, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO bubbles in evidence. Nose was prevalent with peach, but I CAN definitely get behind another reviewer's mention of fruit cocktail. Warming, I also got fresh mint and coconut. Beautiful lacing also began to appear. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, thanks to the carbonation and the mintiness was immediately discernible on the tongue. It was not until the swallow that I began to perceive the fruitiness of the nose again. This rendered it semi-dry, not fully dry and after this AIPA marathon, I was kind of glad. It ain't easy being a self-avowed hophead on a CANQuest (TM)!

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Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Cigar City snifter. Served chilled... Perhaps a little too chilled. Had to let this warm a bit to really open up.

A) Hazy golden amber brew. Really not much head. Perhaps a half finger of suds, that dissipated quickly.

S) Plenty bitter initially, but after letting this rest, a pleasant tropical fruit aroma revealed itself. I got pineapple chunks, peach syrup, and light citrus.

T) Near the nose... Piney hop bitterness, lemon zest, citrus rind, balanced with a fruit cocktail sweetness. Wouldn't have guessed the ABV is 7%.

M) Lighter medium body. Lighter carbonation. It's crisp and refreshing. Bitter with a slightly dry finish.

O) A very enjoyable IPA. Glad to have given this a try. Wouldn't mind having more of this in the fridge.

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12 oz can with something printed on the bottom that I cant make out. Oh Well freshness/canning date info would be nice with a beer like this....

Pours hazed medium amber, moderate off white head, that leaves nice looking fine sheeting all the way to the top of the glass.

Tropical fruit and hop resin on the noise.

Pleasingly hopped, hop character is mostly tropical fruit with some resinous qualities tossed in.

Fresh tasting, went nicely with some cheddar cheese. Worth a try.

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Hopped On The High Seas - Hop #529 from Cigar City Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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