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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Tocobaga Red AleTocobaga Red Ale

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970 Ratings
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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 145
Gots: 94 | 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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vasdef42

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-28-2011 15:07:29 | More by vasdef42
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev 0%

Served in a pint glass for $6.75. Sampled 11/23/10.

A: Amber with red tints and crystal clear. Average sized head of 2 fingers, off-white in color and great retention.

S: Enormous hop character given the style, mostly tropical with light citrusy notes. Bready with strong caramel notes and possibly even a dash of chocolate malt (I may be wrong here though since no one else garnered the hint of chocolate in the aroma).

T: A basic amber recipe with a monstrous hop bite (relatively speaking, of course). 75 IBUs provides more than enough bitterness to balance out the caramel component.

M: The bitter flavor lasts through the finish, promoting the dry quality on the end of the palate. Medium body, ample carbonation.

D: [DRINKABILITY] Definitely an above average amber ale and somewhat unique in this arena. The hop bill certainly solidifies this...

12-27-2011 15:58:53 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-27-2011 15:30:12 | More by SPRichard
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mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-22-2011 03:36:24 | More by mcorwin
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McTwotone

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-21-2011 13:05:07 | More by McTwotone
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wchris21

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-14-2011 13:00:28 | More by wchris21
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cmrillo

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-13-2011 12:09:26 | More by cmrillo
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dcs1548

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-11-2011 19:43:01 | More by dcs1548
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warbird07

Michigan

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-11-2011 02:14:29 | More by warbird07
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mycatsissy

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-10-2011 14:49:33 | More by mycatsissy
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BlastBeats

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%

Big thanks to bryanole27 for this extra!

Appearance: the Tocobaga pours a rustic, red brick color with an off white head that produces some decent lacing.

Smell: very earthy, musty hops.

Taste: I'm definitely picking up an overly steeped tea-like flavor. Some noticeable pomegranate as well.. these flavors seem to coexist well with the leafy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall: I'm not usually a huge fan of red ales but I did enjoy this one quite a bit. Glad I got to try it.

12-10-2011 09:33:18 | More by BlastBeats
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-09-2011 02:08:09 | More by CGMLS3
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slvrmon82

Delaware

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-07-2011 23:11:49 | More by slvrmon82
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happy5930

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-06-2011 22:10:13 | More by happy5930
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-06-2011 02:30:27 | More by uturn
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-06-2011 01:17:04 | More by IrishColonial
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Holland

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

A: pours a mostly clear red-copper color with a thick creamy head that has solid retention.

S: smells very hoppy, drowning out just about all the malt on this. Fresh pine sap and a bit of citrus with sweetness.

T: tastes pretty amazing. It's very pine-like, but then has some subtle citrus and sweetness followed by bitterness.

M: medium body, but feels lighter with the fluffy carbonation expanding the beer in my mouth. Not a harsh carbonation at all. Very nice.

O: very nice beer - one of the best in the category. Picked it up (last one) for $10 for a 6-pack at Ward's. Happy to see it there. I've had it on tap before and it

12-06-2011 01:03:36 | More by Holland
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Lerxst

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Growler purchased yesterday at CCB poured into a pint glass.

A-Pours a hazy amber with a one finger light beige head that has fair retention and leaves quite a bit of lace.

S-Slightly sweet malt, maybe a bit of toffee, a nice waft of pine, citrus and earthy hops.

T-Bitter hop bite leads-earthy and citrusy-with slightly sweet caramel and toffee coming in the middle and staying throughout. Hops come back and bite at the back end.

M-Medium body and carbonation, slightly creamy and oily.

O-I like this one. I'd buy it again without hesitation.

12-06-2011 00:36:13 | More by Lerxst
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-05-2011 22:05:02 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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wilfonzo

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-05-2011 16:07:29 | More by wilfonzo
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cosmicevan

New York

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%

12oz bottle. thanks billyshears!!! you da man, great to see you again.

a - opened the bottle and filled my E snifter...brew poured a transparent brown which settled a dark brown with a full finger of bright white frothy bubbly head. lacing was chunky and clingy. to the light, the beer is a murky red...amber. looks really classy for an amber.

s - nicely balanced hoppy red. citric blast...tropical fruit basket. very ipa. possibly even nicer than jai alai.

t - wow, a fight between bittering hops and caramel malts of an amber. a bit of a battle for supremacy.

m - bitter and biting.

o - overall, a very interesting take on the amber style. the hoppy ipa in there seems to clash with the red a bit, but makes for an interesting blend of flavoring. certainly worth a taste or a few...probably pretty polarizing. amazing for the hop heads, but a bit of an identity crisis for the style police.

12-05-2011 04:41:09 | More by cosmicevan
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-03-2011 05:32:47 | More by Crimsontider22
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ksherry112

California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-29-2011 20:52:34 | More by ksherry112
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-27-2011 04:54:49 | More by JebediahScooter
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-26-2011 21:26:01 | More by bsuedekum
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.