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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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936 Ratings
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Ratings: 936
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 140
Gots: 82 | 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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Ratings: 936 | Reviews: 181 | Display Reviews Only:
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davey101

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I can just make out that its Aug 08 12.

A - Pours a very hazy dark brown/red body with a two finger tan head. Great lacing and retention. There is a TON of floating bits of proteins and yeast. I'll chock that up to chill haze due to shipping in the winter though.

S - Piney and tropical hops followed by bready sweet caramel malts. A bit spicy, like pumpernickel. Touch of the danky dank.

T - Follows the nose closely. Tropical and resinous hops, caramel malt, molasses, and dark bread. Lingering sweetness with a light bitterness.

M - Medium with a lot of carbonation. Dry finish. Highly drinkable given its abv.

O - A very tasty red ale. The bold and tropical heavy hops and kept in check by plenty of rich bread and caramel notes. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 02:59:27 | More by davey101
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-08-2012 00:30:54 | More by jucifer1818
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-07-2012 16:09:51 | More by CoryR
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Dat

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-07-2012 02:42:40 | More by Dat
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a fluted beer glass.

Pours a lighter brown color, some copper as well. No foam. Clear top.

Burnt toffee nose, very strong orange peel smell. Quite flavorful. Bready too.

Taste has a wallop of grapefruit and rind bitterness in a tasty malt blend. Very flavorful. And a touch boozy to boot. The hop is very firm.

Not your everyday red - quite good.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 21:28:42 | More by KTCamm
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rolive

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-02-2012 20:43:20 | More by rolive
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-01-2012 21:43:19 | More by derkfromwi
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-29-2012 14:57:45 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-29-2012 13:31:46 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-29-2012 03:39:51 | More by duceswild
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chubby2u

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-26-2012 15:10:29 | More by chubby2u
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-25-2012 02:28:43 | More by Keith_R
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rev3rb

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-24-2012 18:30:25 | More by rev3rb
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +15%

11-21-2012 05:38:07 | More by kirbmeist
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-21-2012 00:50:18 | More by JohnBender
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15%

11-18-2012 01:53:48 | More by mcsauter82
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-17-2012 17:52:24 | More by thebigredone
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

11-16-2012 05:34:00 | More by chippo33
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Ketelswan

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-14-2012 17:07:22 | More by Ketelswan
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Beerenauslese

California

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, body is a hazy reddish brown. Poured easily to make a 1 inch head, quickly dissipates into a film and ring leaving curtains of light sticky lacing.

Smells malty sweet, caramel sugar, and fruity, citrus and maybe some passionfruit.

Tastes of sweet, toasted bready malt, caramel, a little milk chocolate, citrus hops. Just a touch of bitterness and citrus peel, especially in the dry finish. Quite tasty, well balanced between malts and hops.

Body is medium and carbonation is light. Tends to go flat.

Overall, a delicious beer that is a surprisingly good red ale, pleasant to drink and has a nice long bitter aftertaste. One of the better of the CCB beers I have tried thus far.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 05:32:02 | More by Beerenauslese
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. Bottling date appears to be 10.7.12.

Look- Three solid fingers of loose toasted coconut head that settles to an inch and a half of silky foam.. Amber-brown, serious haze. Sparse lacing. By the end of the pint, I've got about an eighth inch of sediment in the bottom of my glass.

Aroma- Immediate blast of citrus-pineapple-fir tree. Grapefruity as it warms. Background of graham cracker, moderately sweet. Pretty nice.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, a nearly indecent amount of hop flavor. Not overly bitter, but it's got some bite. Mango-pear-melon with some pine that fades into a grassier flavor. Malt never makes much of a showing, but what's there reminds me of toasted rye bread and maple.

Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, Carbonation has a sharp edge. Granular, silty feel. Clean, but cottony finish. One's enough.

Overall- Alright, aroma and flavor certainly average to above average. The rest, however, is a bit of a mess and really reminds me of a couple mediocre batches of homebrew I've had (and sometimes brewed) in the past. I'd bet it's better on tap, but a bottle's what I've got.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 04:35:30 | More by Lawl3ss
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-12-2012 02:34:35 | More by Stinger80OH
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amazeded


4.75/5  rDev +15%

11-11-2012 03:48:25 | More by amazeded
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is deep amber, almost a reddish copper in color; there's a small head with consistent lacing present; it smells crisp with clear hints of hops up front; subtly grapefruit-y and citrus-y; very well-balanced 'red'; pleasant hop flavor w/o being too overwhelming; some additional notes of sweet fruit, like a pineapple or kiwi...muted, but present; very smooth and almost a silky mouthfeel; a little dry bite on the backend coming from the red ale side of this beer; overall, very quality and completely sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 00:45:08 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-11-2012 00:08:32 | More by 2GOOFY
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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