763. Cigar City Brewing Captain of the World

Cigar City Captain of the WorldPicked up a 4-pack of this beer at Hill Farmstead. I read the description when I was there and thought an IPA with Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe, Topaz, Chinook, Cascade sounds great. Somehow I missed the most important part of all of this, rosemary.

Appearance is great with a deep orange and thick off white head. Aroma was my first hint that I was not going to like this beer; big roasemary herbal aroma. Taste was dominated by rosemary and not enjoyable at all. There was also a big bitter finish that confirmed there was no need to finish the beer.

This was probably a good IPA before the rosemary killed it, next time I need to read the entire description.

Cons: Rosemary….why?
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Cigar City
Brewers Description: Captain was brewed with a blend of Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe, Topaz, Chinook, Cascade and Columbus hops. Tim also added in plenty of rosemary.

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