Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,154
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 160
Gots: 133 | FT: 11
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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Photo of NHbeerguy
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can. Great pour--dark red with a large, rocky white head.

Smells of sharp hops and caramel barley. Pretty straightforward hoppy red.

Tastes... as it smells, but excellently balanced, and with a wonderful yeast profile. Caramel malt, sharp hops, chewy yeast. Way sessionable, especially considering its ABV.

Photo of reg1214
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stephen_Woods
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DIPA10
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well done, CC. This a hoppier red ale, not especially typical of the style, though perhaps my favorite of the Reds I've had. Good balance with a bit of malty sweetness as well. I've seen a few people taste it for the first time and open their eyes wide with a "wow."

Photo of Jsmick
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Satsuma
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a tulip

A. Pours a dark amber color with a two finger khaki head. Reminds me of being warm in autumn.

S. Nice malt character with some pine and a slight amount of citrus.

T. Really nice. It has a biscuit major and brown sugar sweetness with a touch of autumn fruit like pear. Nice amount of bitterness for a red ale with nice piney aftertaste. Hitting some nice notes and is layered with flavor.

M. A medium bodied ale with medium carbonation. Wrote refreshing.

O. I was surprised by this. It doesn't strike me as a typical English red ale. It's quite layered with some complexity and nice carbonation. Has done fruit elements and a decent bitterness that play very well with the major sweetnees. Was quite satisfied and would defiantly drink again. Versitile with good food pairing ranging from apple pie to a nice pot roast. Liking this beer.

Photo of dfillius
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A red ale? More like a great pale ale that happens to have a reddish color.

Photo of dvmin98
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudabegga9
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of EFitzsimmons
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not usually a huge red fan, but this has to be one of my tops if not the top Red. I am impressed so far by Cigar City Brewing and look forward to having their other beers.

Darkish amber color, with a great dirty head to it that foams up extra after the end of the pour and stays with the beer throughout drinking it.

The smell is good, but it's not something that really jumps out and says drink me. It's faint, but intriguing. You smell the hops, the citrus, and you can tell you are in for a full beer. (7.2 abv)

Taste is great, starts off with a smooth woody/wheat flavor to me, then transitions into a clean bitterness, then it gets a citrus slightly sweet flavor, finishing with a long dry finish that stays with you and makes you want to drink more.

Enjoy. I know I'll be having more.

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of jkrich
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

This is a good example of not judging a beer solely by its pour; this ale is not the most pleasant to view. This ale poured a murky brown with lots of sizable sediment floating in the glass. When held up to the light, there are some hints of red. On a more positive note, the off white head was very foamy and sustained with nice lacing.

And now for the positive: the aroma was fresh, fruity with very nice hops wafting from the can.

The flavor is rather complex with a nice and solid malt background that gives the ale a slightly chewy taste and feel. However, this is no cloying mess as the zesty hops give a flavorful fruity taste. By fruity, I mean the dark, mellow fruits - not the citrus variety. In fact, I am reminded of figs and plum when sipping this ale.

The mild carbonation and long, semisweet mouth feel only add to an excellent drinking experience.

This is one of my top "amber" or "red" ales, and I have tried quite a few. After the initial pour, this is one solid and dangerously drinkable ale. You would never know this ale is 7.2 ABV.

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4.72/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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