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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 189
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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

jucifer1818, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

CoryR, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Dat, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

KTCamm, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

rolive, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

derkfromwi, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

mendvicdog, Nov 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

oriolesfan4, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

duceswild, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

chubby2u, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Keith_R, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

rev3rb, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

kirbmeist, Nov 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

JohnBender, Nov 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

mcsauter82, Nov 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

thebigredone, Nov 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

chippo33, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Ketelswan, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

Beerenauslese, Nov 12, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -20.1%

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.

Lawl3ss, Nov 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Stinger80OH, Nov 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

amazeded, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

SkeeterBoganski, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

2GOOFY, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

slim2043, Nov 10, 2012
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.