Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cigar City Brewing Co.: Humidor IPA

Humidor IPA
Cigar City Brewing Co.
3924 West Spruce St. Suite A.
Tampa, FL

Aroma: (10/12) 
Wow, cedar totally dominates! There are some hints of spices, almost like a saison.

Appearance: (3/3) 
Pure copper hued. This beer is bottle conditioned, so it pours a massive head. Highly carbonated.

Flavor: (15/20) 
The first thing tasted is cedar. Heavy, heavy cedar! The hops briefly show themselves before the cedar regains dominance.

Mouthfeel: (4/5) 
Light to medium body, pretty darn dry.

Overall Impression: (8/10) 
I liked the uniqueness of this beer, but the cedar flavor way over-powered everything else. No balance of flavors. Totally masks the underlying IPA.

TOTAL: 40/50 

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