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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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92
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1,013 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 151
Gots: 110 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours amber in color with notes of citrus and caramel. Citrus hop bitterness upfront with notes of caramel and an Amish bread sweetness. Citrus hop bitterness returns at the end for a long dry finish.

75 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 09-15-2010)
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a brownish/red color. Head is creamy and lightly tan. Head hangs around for a while. Head laces well too.

S-A nice balanced mixture of caramel sweetness and juicy hops. Hops also show up as light pine and florals. The sweetness is stronger than I expected it to be. Smells very balanced.

T-Like the nose. Balance. I wanted this to display more hoppy assertiveness. It still tastes very nice but the malt to hop ratio is too close to 1 for me. Caramel glazed muffins and floral hops.

M-A bit creamy with a round feel. Has some nice body to it. Carbonation is rather light. Feels good.

O/D-Really ecstatic to be able to try this brew. Unfortunately I was a bit let down. Perhaps this was a bit old. Not as hoppy as I was expecting. The beer in its current state was tasty and balanced but I wanted more from this brew. Could be more dynamic. I will search this one out again and make sure its fresh and compare. Score will be edited accordingly.

VelvetExtract, Jul 23, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DanGeo, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

tectactoe, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of warnerry
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

warnerry, Oct 12, 2011
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Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.