Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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
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
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
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
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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