Hornswoggled | Cigar City Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
115 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional Irish-style Red Ale aged on whole Madagascar vanilla beans, white oak and citrus peel. Hornswoggled will confound, confuse and confabulate you.

Added by PorterLambic on 12-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
13.59%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by mctizzz:
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4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
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 +2.6%

Photo of MADPolo
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of cjgator3
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of citizencane
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark end of golden yellow. Smells of dark bread and some hops. Taste is same. Average mouthfeel, nothing remarkable at all. Overall had the escorted breadiness of a red ale but is lighter and bread note is fainter and not as toasted as expected.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -15.6%
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 +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
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 +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MJSJr
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Lorianneb
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of injuredreserve
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BeccaH
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at Playalinda Brix Project 4/14/17. Mahagoney colored with a thick head. Nice vanilla aroma and flavor with hints of caramel. Smooth AF.

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Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Sabtos
2.99/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On nitro at the brewery--dark, burnt red with a large, creamy, clingy khaki head.

The nitro has this smelling metallic and not much else.

Taste is old oak, caramel, and nuts, without much citrus to comment on.

Thin and dry.

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Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MHorridge
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Hornswoggled from Cigar City Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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