1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Tocobaga Red AleTocobaga Red Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,061 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 157
Gots: 110 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,061 | Reviews: 193 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

PaulStoneAnchor, May 04, 2012
Photo of stbo101
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

stbo101, May 02, 2012
Photo of litheum94
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep, brushed bronze color, with a ton of sediment floating around. A two finger head, brown tinged, falls to a short, tight cover. Not much lacing.

Aromas of caramel malts with a citrus zest. Light spicing and woody pine.

Big malt profile, with flavors of caramel and toffee. Very juicy, grapefruit hop flavors, with some sweetness and citric sourness. Floral and woody, reminds me of redwood tips. Touch of alcohol on the finish, but not overpowering at all. Hop bitterness lingers in the mouth, with some residual sweetness.

A really nice red. I like the malt profile, and the citrus hops are very juicy.

litheum94, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of M1A2
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

M1A2, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

scott2269, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of aleslover
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

aleslover, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of bertram
4/5  rDev -2.9%

bertram, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to my buddy Chris for this beer. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a hazy mahogany color into a tulip with a half finger of tan head.

Smell – Nice hops, berries, citrus, caramel.

Taste – Wow. I’m not a red ale fan and this is starting out nice. Great citrus hops up front, slight berry flavor, floral notes, and a nice sweetness that is not cloying.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – A red ale I’d have again. Thanks Chris!

SpdKilz, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of KevieJames
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

KevieJames, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of tclapper
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

tclapper, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of marvin213
4/5  rDev -2.9%

marvin213, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of SFC21
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

SFC21, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle brought back from Florida from my girlfriend, 12oz into a tulip.

Unfiltered reddish brwon, with an offwhite head. Relatively dense lace and a good film. A good bit of malt in the nose, caramel and some a bit of toasty malts. Grapefruit and some darker fruits perhaps, almost berry-like. Fairly sweet, but some nice hop character as well. Lots more caramel malt on the palate, and similar hop characteristics - a bit herbal and a dash of pine in the finish perhaps as well. Fruity but more of a malt show than anything. Medium full feel, and medium low carb with a smooth feel. Easily consumed, a tasty red ale - glad to have 5 more in the pack.

liamt07, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Thejay801
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Thejay801, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of rjknyy
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

rjknyy, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of JustChad
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

JustChad, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev -2.9%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of FishPondManager
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

FishPondManager, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

hoppymcgee, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of mntlover
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep hazy copper color with thumb sized tan head that falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is wonderful deep caramel notes with lots of hops citrus notes, floral mingled with tobacco hints. Rich malty plus a good dose of the hop.

Taste is is same as the nose nice rich caramel malts all be it little lighter then the nose by a hair. Hops kick in subdued citrus notes bigger herbal/tobacco notes finish is citrus bitterness though. Light alcohol esters as it warms that blend perfectly just adding to the flavors.

Mouthfeel is good for amber big medium smooth with light pep in the finish.

Overall I am loving this one wish I had picked up more then a sixer. If available in my area this would move up to my go to amber.

mntlover, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of swetsastonic
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

swetsastonic, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of BlackBearForge
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tocabaga Red pours a deep dark amber, red through and through, with an off white foamy head leaving minimal lacing as it falls.

This red undoubtably has the freshest, hoppiest aroma of on red I've ever encountered backed by a long shot backed up by a caramel.

The flavor is outstanding, fresh hops, as green and resinous and floral as if they were just picked balanced by a creamy caramel bready malt that hangs in the background providing just the right amount of sweetness for the hops. The hops linger and the finish becomes moderately bitter at the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium and silky with moderate carbonation lending a light creaminess.

With the exception of freshly bottled Jai Alai I believe this is one of Cigar City's best every day beers to date, and it gives fresh Jai Alai a neck and neck run for it's money! Highly recomended!

BlackBearForge, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of closisinthehouse
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

closisinthehouse, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of ricksrealm
4/5  rDev -2.9%

ricksrealm, Apr 04, 2012
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.