Reviewing 110K+OT Batch #3 From Cigar City Brewing

The Drink: 110K+OT Batch #3 From Cigar City Brewing
Type: Double IPA
ABV: 10% IBU: 110
Overall Rating: 3.75 Out Of 5 Pint Glasses

Most of the brewers that I’ve come across brew the same style anniversary beer year after year, with only a few minor tweaks and improvements. Cigar City Brewing from Tampa, plays a different game. The 110K+OT Batch #4 that came out in April of this year was an Imperial Red Ale, and Batch #3 that came out in 2010 was a Double IPA.

I suppose I should be reviewing the 2011 version, but when I spotted a couple of bottles of Batch #3 left at my favorite beer store, I couldn’t stop myself from picking one up and reviewing it here.

It poured a dark orange, almost brown color with just a light head.

In the smell department, I picked up the distinctive pine flavor that goes with an IPA, as well as a malty, chocolate aroma.

In the taste department, it was really heavy on the malt, with pine and citrus around the edges. It’s a big beer with 10% alcohol, but I picked up on the alcohol taste just a little bit at the tale end of the sip.

As far as the 110 IBU, I didn’t think it was that bitter. Maybe it mellowed out since it was brewed in 2010, but I still liked it.

Overall, 110K+OT Batch #3 was another solid beer from Cigar City Brewing, earning a 3.75 on the Passion For The Pint scale. I didn’t mind at all drinking the whole bottle by myself and I can’t wait to try Batch #4.

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I'm a former coffee blogger, but I’ve been getting to know some really good craft beers and really getting into home brewing. I couldn’t resist starting this little project called Passion For The Pint. When I’m not blogging about coffee or beer, you can find me exploring New Orleans’ wide range of eateries, rooting for the New York Yankees (don’t hate me, I’m originally from New York), working out to burn off the beer calories or reading about beer.

  • garth ethan

    The Jai Alai IPA has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, and those fast affective bubbles tickle your aftertaste buds. The upfront flavors are all sweet malt, honey, and a subtle hint of yeast.

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    • http://www.passionforthepint.com Mike Crimmins

      Jai Alai is one of my favorite IPAs They have a lot of great beers that experiment with different ingredients.