110K+OT Batch #5 | Cigar City Brewing

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110K+OT Batch #5110K+OT Batch #5

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by shand on 05-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of cbutova
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my cousin for this one.

A- Tulip pour with a dark amber body and a big creamy white head. Great head retention and immediate lace rings.

S- Big citrus and big caramel. The malt shines through like a strong ale lends caramel while the hops are citrus and herbal.

T- Again a balance between malt and hops. Big tasty caramel is smoothed out by big citrus peel, herbal and floral notes. Malty double IPA but still quite hoppy.

MF- Thick and oily body with moderate silky creamy carbonation. Bitter finish but not hugely so.

Solid orange peel citrus flavor on a big caramel malty base.

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Photo of maximum12
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew wasn't on my wants list, but moose3285 knows what I want from Cigar City almost before I know it exists. Toa chie, my friend. 750ML bomber split with my wife; only missed the first in this series.

Pour is dark orange leaning to into amber territory. Drawing deep, oranges are prominent, with a whiff of sweet malts & citrus. Mild.

110K+OT #5 continues the proud tradition of the series. Bitter orange mugs the palate right away, then plops down for the duration. Intensely sweet malt comes with the billy club, & it's weirdly complementary to the orange. Pink grapefruit. More straightforward bitterness with a twist of citrus rounds this out. Sweetness makes it easy to drink without detracting from the hop crack. No discernable alcohol.

Not deep, not complex, but tasty. The malts & orange go together like pondweed & summer. This is the rare sweet IIPA that I dig. Very good brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a CCB snifter.

A: A nice, deep reddish brown. Forms a small, just off-white head.

S: Tropical fruit, citrus hop aroma.

T: Dried tropical fruit (mango, maybe guava? figs?), citrus & pine hop flavors, but not overly bitter. There is a bit of spiced character. The sweetness in the beer reminds me of caramelized sugar.

M: Heavy, sticky mouthfeel. There is certainly an alcohol presence but, given the ABV, I think well-hidden.

O: Definitely good, and I left the tasting room with multiple bottles. I was just a touch underwhelmed though. Personal opinion - I think this leans more toward a hoppy barley wine, although my drinking buddy disagreed.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives a solid medium brown with a good fingerwidth head of light tan perched upon it. Clear with decent light penetration. Good lace.
Smell is light malt and sweaty armpits. A mildly acidic, mustiness. Honestly, the first time I've ever encountered that note!
Taste is malty, hoppy, rich, woody, slight evergreen, apple and wheat notes. Very interesting, quite complex with a good balance.
Full bodied, rich, smooth, somewhat drying, slightly warming. Light effervescence. A really good brew, too bad its another one-time beer by CCB. If you aren't put off by the nose, this is really good.

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Photo of Florida9
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear, deep, dark yellowish orange in color. Forms a moderate sized off white head. Some light lacing.

S: not overly aromatic, but what is there is sweet orange and orange peel.

T: sweet, almost cloyingly so. Lots of orange, orange juice, orange peel. Actually this tastes just like a glass of curaçao, but not necessarily in a good way.

M: on the heavier side of medium. Slick, sweet, oily, and borderline cloying. Lower carbonation. Surprisingly mild bitterness.

O: This beer just misses the mark. Not a very good DIPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jaasen64
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, huge thanks to dolfan54fl. Picked up from the brewery this Sunday. Served in Hunahpu snifter.

A- Pours a fairly opaque dark golden reddish brown. Definitely darker then your average DIPA. About a quarter finger of yellowish-brown off-white foamy head that quickly recedes. Below average carbonation of small slowly rising bubbles.

S- Tropical fruity hop smell of guava, papaya, oranges, bananas, a little bit of grapefruit (not as much grapefruit as a lot of DIPAs, but more tropical fruit). A little bit maltier then your average DIPA. Sweet and definitely a little bit more aromatic then your average brew, not the most aromatic DIPA but smells good.

T- Sweet, malty, and lots of hops. Tastes of papaya, guava, oranges, honey, bananas, etc.. Definitely can taste the malts almost as much as the sticky hops. Not too well-balanced- malts dominate the hops a little bit too much for a DIPA in my mind, also a little bit too sugary. Pretty sweet fruity aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, not too much carbonation. Finishes a little bit sticky and a bit syrupy. Easy to drink, abv well hidden.

O- This was a pretty good DIPA, however I've been spoiled by NorthEast DIPAs (Heady Topper, HF, Gandhi-Bot, etc.) and I can say this definitely isn't world class. I liked how it had a nice tropical fruit aroma + taste too it, which was a little bit different since it wasn't dominated by grapefruit hops. The downfall I thought was that the beer was too malty for a DIPA and was a tad bit too sugary/syrupy. Overall not bad for a DIPA- enjoyable to drink, just not as good as some of them out there. I recommend trying it.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Dated: 5/28/12. Poured into Philly Beer Scene Chalice.

A: Pours a deep amber like orange color. Very cloudy. I didn't get a lot of head. Off white ring around the edges. Alcohol feet. Lacing bits.

S: I get some fruit right away. I guess it's the curaçao peel. Then just sweet malts. The citrus pretty much dominates any really hop presence, even though I know it's there.

T: On the tip of the tongue, I got very faint hop bitterness. I was surprised by this. In the middle of the mouth, I get more sweet malt and fruit. It almost reaches a barleywine like flavor, but not entirely. The finish leaves you with more sweet malt notes.

M: Medium bodied. Thinner than I thought.

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
3.73 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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