Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Pintofbrown:
4.19/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured this can into a snifter. Bottled Dec. 2013.
A glowing and opaque maple-amber body suspends a decent amount of sediment within it. The tawny cap swells to two-fingers in width, bubbles sitting on the surface. Great retention, the beer leaves behind a soild wall of sheet lace with burst bubbles.
Aromas of resiny hops, oranges, slight bready malt, and a bit of esters climb out of the glass. The bouquet could pack a bigger punch, still great!
The palate remains about the same as the nose. A bigger note of earthiness joins the citrus-y and resin-y hops and rides throughout the taste of this red ale. The front of the drink to mid-palate focuses on the subtle citrus fruit and estery notes, while the back of the throat and finish hits with resin, earthiness, and a peppery herbalness. All these coalescing flavors are quite enjoyable!
Tocobaga is very creamy, almost syrupy, with a watery expression over the tongue, more dry than crisp.
Tocobaga drinks ridiculously easy, smells good, and tastes great. I could do with more citrus notes on the palate, and a more explosive nose. Man, this beer is fun and easy to drink!
02-08-2014 02:04:28 | More by Pintofbrown
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.