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Hornswoggled | Cigar City Brewing

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very good
11 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PorterLambic on 12-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
95
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
41.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 95
Reviews by Zraly:
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4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium amber with a tight head. Gentle aromas of oak and malt.

Medium bodied and carbonation is spot on.

The note of vanilla and wood harkens the flavor of bourbon without being a bourbon aged ale. Extremely good use of malts, gentle toast flavors enveloped by luscious vanilla that finishes off with a hint of citrus and earth. Sweet but not cloying. Reminds me a bit of Anderson Valley's line of ales.

Smooth and slightly on the creamy side, this is one delicious session ale.

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4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Engine 15.
Surprised to see that the Hornswoggled is a red ale; it came without a description and was very bold for style and certainly seemed to be a hazelnut brown.

Clear dark brown with a semi-durable head; excellent clarity.

Very mild aroma but moderately strong flavor. Dominated by hazelnut.
Mildly bittersweet, with a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Feel: adequate carbonation but overly thin body.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of MADPolo
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of cjgator3
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Huge creamy nitro head. Beautiful lacing and nice thick wisps.

Smell - Very malty. Caramel and some deep roasted malts. Almost some coffee.

Taste - Super nutty. Caramel. Minimal hoppiness. Again with a strong roasted character.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, as expected. Medium bodied. Slight bitterness in the back.

Overall - Kinda meh. Drinkable, but I doubt I'd want a lot of this.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on Nitro at two different places while in Florida in May.

Great feel to the beer, very creamy with a thick white head that was very well maintained. Very drinkable and great tasting.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of kmoen
4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mobrockman
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of injuredreserve
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of MHorridge
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

NOT a traditional Irish red! Oak/big vanilla in aroma/taste. Also some sweetness (orange peel?). Solid but couldn't drink a ton.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jobin_24
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Charlie4872
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of silverking
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap, and it was amazing. Tons if caramel malt in the aroma and flavor. Creamy, satisfying mouth feel. Do yourself a favor and try this one if you see it. It will pair very well with any pub food.

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Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hornswoggled from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.
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