Hornswoggled | Cigar City Brewing

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3.96/5
Very Good
120 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#7,557
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
120
pDev:
13.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

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2.94/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer is amateur compared to the rest of cigar city's lineup . Smells like a rich deep beer. The taste is full up front but empty on the back end. Taste like water with delightful caramel notes.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.99/5  rDev -24.5%
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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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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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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3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours light amber brown. Super creamycream colored head from the nitro tap. Smells like vanilla beans on top of vanilla ice cream. Straight up cream vanilla with some alcohol bite and a little watered down. Low carbonation, medium light mouthfeel. A strange sweet fonish that does not commingle well with the vanilla.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffdr123
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty red copper color. On tap at CCB. Foamy as the Dickens. A little watery compared to Cigar City's usual fare. But I could drink it all day. The vanilla and caramel make it taste as much like a brown as a red.

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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hornswoggled from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 120 ratings