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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Tocobaga Red AleTocobaga Red Ale

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940 Ratings
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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 141
Gots: 84 | FT: 7
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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gjoker321

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-16-2013 21:01:17 | More by gjoker321
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint on tap at the brewpub.

Pours a fiery orange shade with a patchy eggshell head. Big caramel malts and citrusy, white grapefruit hops make up the aroma. The taste is of huge piney, critrusy passionfruit hops mixing flawlessly with a toasty, toffee malt profile and some clean, bready cracker notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fantastic, creamy carbonation level. A chewy maltiness quickly gives way to a strong, resiny bitterness in the finish. Bitterness lasts a long while. Alcohol is impeccably well hidden throughout.

This is a stellar Red Ale. It could easily be considered an American IPA. Very hop forward with excellent malt balance. If in Florida, seek this out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2013 01:58:57 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-15-2013 01:42:03 | More by juliusseizure
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2013 22:58:29 | More by Thedrizzle
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-12-2013 18:40:22 | More by largadeer
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-12-2013 00:33:21 | More by Brew33
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-11-2013 03:12:47 | More by Mike
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-10-2013 19:53:55 | More by Arsenal0328
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-08-2013 02:20:59 | More by hopkrid
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ZDub

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter-tulip hybrid. Nice reddish hue with 1/4inch of cream head that lingers. Upon pouring I immediately smelled some sweet lightly toasted malts. After taking a stronger whiff the piney hops came into play with perhaps some floral/grassy notes. This red ale has a smooth light mouthfeel with a good but not overwhelming malt backbone. What surprised me was the significant hop presence in the finish that hung around for a bit. For me this threw off the overall balance and was a bit disappointing. For the style, I think the hops were too much. This one would be best described as a Red/Amber Ale trying to be an IPA. I'd have it again, but only because we don't get Cigar City in IL. If it was available in IL, I wouldn't hesitate to leave in on the shelf and grab a Bell's Amber Ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 01:46:13 | More by ZDub
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CloudStrife

New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a CCB shaker.

A: Pours a clear copper amber with a 1 finger white head. After a minute or two the head dissipates to a thin covering. Nice lacing on the glass.

S: Hops, hops and more hops. This brew is fresh. A grapefruit citrus aroma. Minimal malt, focus is on the hops.

T: As anticipated from the aroma this is a pleasantly hoppy beer. Very balanced though it isn't too bitter. Lots of floral and fruity tones going on here. ABV is lost in the flavor.

M: Smooth medium to full body. A tad sticky from the hops but expected. Fairly low carbonation.

Overall I can see why this is one of the higher rated CCB brews. It kills the competiton in the amber ale category. Certainly not an IPA but a great hoppiness nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 18:37:21 | More by CloudStrife
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to Swampsquash for this! It pours a red amber body with a two finger vanilla colored head. Nice lacing. Another beauty from CCB.

This brew reeks of tropical fruits, hops, and slight caramel malt, smelling very close to an IPA. The taste is very citrus forward with lots of juicyfruit, but not overly hoppy. It's balanced nicely by a bready malt background. Very juicy and mildly bitter.

Just another top shelf beer from CCB. I Would buy this stuff regularly if I had access to it.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 22:21:30 | More by mnphish
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bchlr4lfe

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-05-2013 21:06:39 | More by bchlr4lfe
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truthbrew

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-01-2013 01:00:02 | More by truthbrew
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-30-2013 21:26:57 | More by Auror
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a auburn colored body with good head on top of a classic amber ale smell of sharp, citric hops and some distinct caramel malt with some breadiness even. Hops are very prevelant in the taste and balance well with the sweet caramel malt. A hoppy, dry, crisp beer in a light-to-medium body that then picks up a little sweetness and finishes with a snappy finish that leaves you wanting for more. A great example of a red ale that is not too sweet or watery and overhopped and quite enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 18:33:32 | More by clayrock81
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-26-2013 00:59:51 | More by CasanovaCummins
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-25-2013 22:32:26 | More by bigfnjoe
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JReites

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-24-2013 22:27:09 | More by JReites
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-23-2013 18:15:47 | More by wyatt13
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oldbassman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-22-2013 16:43:22 | More by oldbassman
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-18-2013 22:20:10 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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krazybartender

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-15-2013 21:05:33 | More by krazybartender
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NoleDoc

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at Tap 42's Cigar City event. Good beer with a pretty dark red amber color. Really likin the color. Not too heavy and very well balance taste with hops and citrus notes. Feel the nice caramel taste, very smooth finish. Hops feel lingers in he mouth, great complexity. Very refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2013 16:53:50 | More by NoleDoc
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JABarber

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-12-2013 20:55:03 | More by JABarber
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.