Cigar City Brewing Company
3924 West Spruce Street Suite A
The nose has a nice fruity aroma. It is of medium-strength, by no means "in your face". I get notes of pineapple and mango; most likely the Simcoe hops that are used...
A deep copper color; on the verge of orange. The beer is clear, until the last inch or the bottle is poured, then it turns cloudy.
This IPA gives you more malt than Sculpin, Union Jack and Dreadnaught. The front end begins with a good amount of bitterness, the middle tongue brings the malt characteristic up, but not quite to the forefront. The finish has a nice bite, that intensifies in the aftertaste.
Not your crisp IPA, medium malty that equals a medium-bodied brew. Slightly dry.
Overall Impression: (8/10)
A very enjoyable IPA for sure. Nice hints of pineapple and mango. I'm not big on malty IPA's, but this beer does a nice job. It's well-balanced and easy-drinking. I'd prefer it to be more crisp and lighter bodied, but those are MY preferences.