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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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by shand on 05-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is such a unique beer! You can taste the Orange Blossom honey in the brew as well as the Spanish Cedar blending with the original IPA. A truly unique Florida experience! I didn't know they had it in a bottle, I have only had this wonderful concoction on tap.

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3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks Matt for sharing!

(A)- Pours a hazy, almost cloudy orange color. Some minimal tan froth.

(S)- Huge aromas of fig and orange peel. Ever so slightly boozy.

(T)- Again, an immense flavor profile of candied orange and fig. Has a large sweetness that carries through the entire flavor profile of the beer.

(M)- A normal carbonation level. Such a sweetly rich beer. Candied fruits that flow into a noticeable boozy quality.

(O)- I have a hard time believing this is a DIPA. This beer would make so much more sense as an english barleywine or old ale. A bit too sweet for my tastes.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rudzud
3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received in a trade. Really wish I had remembered this was a DIPA...really would have drank this fresher! Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear deep amber with a good two finger densely creamy off white head that faded to leave a thick creamy blanket and nice side lacing.

S - Yep...sweet caramel malts. Orange citrus peel and alcohol. Slight older hops. Argh!

T - Sweet, caramelly malty bomb. Argh. Way over the top cloy sweet with some orange rind notes. Its so sweet it almost makes the orange taste like medicine. Older, cardboard hops too. Damnit!

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, nicely carbonated. Would be MUCH higher if not for how goddamn sweet it is!

O - Overall this is definitely more like a barley wine now. So pissed this was forgotten in my cellar. What a waste, what a freakin waste.

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

This brew poured a hazy dark copper like orange topped with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head, which slowly receded and produced some superb sheets of sticky lacing.

As for the aroma it was bold and robust of a sweet light bread malt, floral and resin hops and a chewy doughy yeast, it also possessed notes of caramel, toffee, mango, citrus (orange), a light hint of butter and a strong scent of alcohol (cognac).

The taste was rather intense right off with a sweet maltiness and had a nice buttery caramel presence from the get go, but quickly become very hoppy with a bold resin flavor and a sweet fruity alcohol ending. The aftertaste was with you for a very long time preceding the swallow, with a sweet hoppy alcohol warming left behind for further enjoyment.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and somewhat syrupy in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall I found this to be an Imperial IPA that was very sweet, in fact it tasted more like a Barleywine than anything else. That being said, it was a fantastic brew with a easy drinkability and a fantastic fruity hoppy taste...


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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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110K+OT Batch #5 from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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