Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by GilGarp:
4.78/5 rDev +16%
Served cold in a shaker pint at Hops & Pie in Denver.
Tocobaga is a beautiful hazy red color with a thin layer of tight creamy head.
Aroma immediately lets you know that this is going to be a hoppy red. Citrusy, piney, and a little bit malty sweet.
Flavor is really something special. It's such a great balance of malty red ale and big hop flavor. It doesn't knock you out with bitterness but gives you lots of hop goodness.
Mouthfeel is amazingly smooth and easy drinking for a strong hoppy beer.
Overall this is such an amazing beer. Flavor and mouthfeel are spot on. I've always wondered if Cigar City beers were overrated but, if this is anything to go by, they've earned their hype.
11-08-2012 19:56:43 | More by GilGarp
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours a murky copper color with hints of red and brown all over; hazy and cloudy with little tiny bits of sediment floating from bottom to top and back. Beige head forms, very foamy with large bubbles; settles quick and leaves some lacing behind. Aroma is wonderful, full of wet hops, floral, piney, and ashy; caramel malt distinguishable in the backbone with a touch of fruity sweetness. The palate picks up a slight ashy and white pepper character from the hops, alongside the slightly floral and piney tones, just a slight bit of resin. Nice bitter bite, but not overpowering or harsh. Oranges, vague grapefruit rind, and citrus take over midway through and cut through the bitterness of the hops bit by bit. Caramel and toffee accents come alive a little more upon warming up thanks to the malts used. Finish is slightly bitter with some citrus notes and a touch of caramel and yeast. Medium body, medium-high carbonation.
Very impressed, a high quality red ale and also my first ever brew from Cigar City. After tasting this, it's needless to say that I'll be trying to get my hands on more.
01-02-2013 12:26:35 | More by tectactoe
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
Bottle dated 8/23/11
A - Pours a clear deep red/amber with almost two fingers of off-white head. Head has decent retention and leaves some nice lacing.
S - Some caramel, a bit of sugar and some dark fruits. Also a nice hop presence.
T -- Taste is opposite of smell, with a big hop presence up front, mostly citrus. All the other components of the smell are present in the taste, but play a supporting role. Very tasty.
M -- Medium mouthfeel. A bit oily. Finishes somewhat bitter and dry.
O - I like hoppy amber ales, and this is one of the best I've had. Would definitely get this again.
10-12-2011 02:45:29 | More by warnerry
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.