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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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1,027 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 153
Gots: 109 | FT: 8
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: 1,027 | Reviews: 190 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Goulash, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

zekeman17, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

SHCC, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of amread4
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with a March 2012 timestamp.

A: cloudy burnt red. Almost a tea color. Nice foamy two finger head that quickly fades. Minimal lacing.

S: hops on the nose with little citrus. Little behind thise scents.

T: wow - very smooth with hops everywhere. Very powerful hops for the style. A bit of a bitter aftertaste, but pleasant and not overwhelming.

M: medium bodied and refreshing. Rather high carbonation, but still enjoyable as a session beer.

O: a very complete effort. Complex and enjoyable as a session beer for those who enjoy hops. This will become a staple for me. Another great effort by the folks at CCB.

amread4, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of mercatonero
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

mercatonero, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of aubuc1
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with no date for me to find.

Pours a bright reddish orange that is slightly hazy with a slowly receding off white head.

Smell is sweet tobacco and faint citrus.

Taste is a balance between sweet citrus, biscuity malt, and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good. It is very dry.

You cannot taste the alcohol, but is relatively strong. Not a great beer, but a very good amber.

aubuc1, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of roadhouse
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

roadhouse, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Tyrawlings, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of rhartogsq
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired through a trade. I first had it on tap on a trip to Florida and was eager to get some at home.
A. Hazy amber...on the darker side of red. Finger head. Slight lacing.
S. hop first, then a little burnt (slightly) caramel. Makes me smile.
T. Damn good! A sweet, but not too sweet roasted caramels rot end, followed by a hoppy after taste.
M. A little carbonation, a littl refreshing.
O. This beer is as good as I remember. I would love to run a little hop through it. But a unique red hoppy ale...beats Nugget Nectar any day.

rhartogsq, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of SteinTilter
5/5  rDev +21.4%

SteinTilter, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of epicbeard85
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

epicbeard85, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, freshness dated as Jan 2012 bottling. Pours a clear, deep amber color, a little hazy, with a slight red tint. About a one-finger tan head that leaves a little scattered lacing.

A very pleasant aroma that is an almost equal balance of earthy/citrus hops and caramel malt. Solid aroma but not overpowering.

The taste is equally satisfying in the blend of hops and malt. Dense flavor and more of a dark malt flavor presents in the taste than in the aroma.

Medium mouthfeel and very easy to drink. This is a complex brew that seems to be a dizzying mix of a red, amber, brown, and IPA. Bottomline is that it is very tasty and I would love to have this as a regular offering. Rock solid.

FanofHefe, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Specialkdb1
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this beer the other day from Italian Market in St. Petersburg and I must say this beer has such a great hoppy taste. It has a very complex yet not bitter finish. Looking forward to trying more beer from Cigar City. If this beer is any indication, I think I might be in for some more pleasant surprises from my local Tampa brewery. I am thinking about heading over this Saturday for the opening of their Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Anyways this Red Ale is fantastic and highly recommended!!

Specialkdb1, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of MrHolland10
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

MrHolland10, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of AgentZero
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark reddish beer with a bit of an ambering on the edges. Had a small, somewhat creamy, off white head.

S - Has some nice tropical notes to go with good pine and citrus. Malt backbone is nice, and there's slight touch of vanilla in there.

T - Good malt backbone that gives a little bit of a sweet vanilla and caramel flavor. Citrus and pine hops add a nice touch, and it finishes pretty cleanly.

M - Moderate carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Very enjoyable beer. Got this one down pretty easily, would gladly drink again.

AgentZero, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

LiquidDegenerate, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

BlackBelt5112203, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of nofearbeerishere
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Very pretty reddish caramel and copper. Great, thick, lingering off-white head with sticky lacing.

S- muted vanilla, orange, Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper

T- Lots of different flavors here...licorice,vanilla, biscuity malt, buttery, slight ash, and orange. Very smooth up front but a very slight alcohol burn towards the end.

M- A little thin for me but still a pleasant feel. The taste lasts for a couple seconds afterward with fleeting carbonation.

O- Pleasantly surprised. Cigar City really makes some good brews. A very solid beer that I could definitely have more than one of.

W- If it was a woman, it'd be the sexy, unassuming librarian who comes off sweet at first but reveals a sensuous and unexpected side once you get her home.

nofearbeerishere, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

ssimpson89, Feb 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

kspongeworthy, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Shaw
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the new 12-ounce bottles. Bottled on Jan. 12; reviewing live.

A nice red in color with a frothy head that turns into about a quarter-inch in my glass.

Smells of biscuit and hops.

Nice flavor, with plenty of malt -- again biscuit -- flavors married with a biting bitterness. There's a lot of sweetness in this beer, but it's not cloying. Am I also tasting vanilla?

Very nice body is almost creamy.

A winner. No wonder this went from pilot batch to production in 12-ounce bottles so quickly. I see why it's so popular.

Shaw, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

dolfan54fl, Feb 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

FunkyFibes, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.