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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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940 Ratings
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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 141
Gots: 84 | 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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flexabull

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of cyrusthepup, thanks again!

Pours a dark and hazy amber color with a fine white head.

Aromas are of brewed tea, caramel, and earthy malts.

Taste is very earthy, with brewed tea, slightly sweet caramel, and some spicy bread dough. Finish is dry, tart, earthy, and with some pine and mineral hops.

Mouthfeel is quite nice, very full, smooth, and with good body.

Overall this is a very well made amber. A bit on the strong side, but quite flavorful, and well worth trying. My first beer from Florida, and it's a good one.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 03:20:20 | More by flexabull
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warnerry

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 8/23/11

A - Pours a clear deep red/amber with almost two fingers of off-white head. Head has decent retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S - Some caramel, a bit of sugar and some dark fruits. Also a nice hop presence.

T -- Taste is opposite of smell, with a big hop presence up front, mostly citrus. All the other components of the smell are present in the taste, but play a supporting role. Very tasty.

M -- Medium mouthfeel. A bit oily. Finishes somewhat bitter and dry.

O - I like hoppy amber ales, and this is one of the best I've had. Would definitely get this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 02:45:29 | More by warnerry
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-07-2013 14:49:52 | More by williamjbauer
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-21-2013 01:30:35 | More by thegerm87
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is a slightly cloudy fire orange with thin white head. The nose is deep and earthy with heavy hop character in the form of tea, earth, and pine. Notes of caramel malts come through the hop profile as well. The taste starts with some candied malt notes and is followed by some fruity notes of tangerine and citrus as well as some piney notes. The bitterness builds but is not over the top. The mouthfeel is well carbonated with moderate body. Overall, solid beer with nice balance between assertive hops and sweet malts.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 08:30:44 | More by homebrew311
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

01-12-2014 14:29:08 | More by tommy5
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-10-2012 03:37:24 | More by Hanzo
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jsanford

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass at the Distillery in Savannah, GA. First (legal) kegs of CCB available in Georgia! Woot!

Poured a dark amber-red with a creamy white head that fades to a slight soapy haze. Lovely nose of sweet amber malt and dank, piney hops. Taste follows the nose nicely, lots of pungent pine and grapefruit hops backed up by the sweet amber malt backbone. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Overall an excellent Amber that can stack up to the big boys (N.N. & Zoe) easily. So glad we can get it here in Georgia now!

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 22:15:17 | More by jsanford
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Currently the #3 American Amber/Red Ale.

I grabbed this one from the brewery in Tampa and split with my pal Huzuhbendah.

A: Dark red, ruby, and totally looks like beet juice. Fairly cloudy, with a finger or so fluffy off-red(?) head that had major retention.

S: Hoppy red velvet cake and then some. Fruity for sure, and with a substantial amount of yummy yeast mixed in.

T: Bitter, but in a candy-like sort of way. It tasted like a melted Astro-Pop (you remember those right? Huhzuhbenah didn't), but with a hugely bitter kick on the back end. Very hop forward overall... more so than most Cigar City beers I've tried.

M: Bitter lingering, but in a good way. Creamy, but still very deadly in the hop realm.

O: You'd have to have a magnifying glass to detect any sort of Cigar City taste profile on this one, but it's still fantastic nonetheless!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 05:48:47 | More by Chaney
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-26-2014 23:42:25 | More by birchstick
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-04-2013 16:28:40 | More by oldp0rt
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to duff27 for girting me this beer while taking an adverture to Florida and bring back the spoils of beer from another state! Thanks Duff!

poured into New Belgium globe glass.

Appearance: mutteled red bodied beer with 2 fingers of tanish frothy head that leaves lace everywhere on the glass.

Smell: It smells just like what a caramel covered pine cones would smell like!

Taste: A touch of caramel sweetness and bready notes start off the beer. It then inturrupted by a mild to moderate splash of juice pine hops bitterness. Beer finishes mildly bitter and linger for just the right amount of time making you want to take the next sip shortly there after.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The body has a nice creaminess to it. Its ABV is well hidden and it drinks easily at 7.5%.

Overall: This is a really solid beer for the style! I am digging it. It might even be close to the legendary Nectar Nugget by Troegs. Its seem fairly similiar to me.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 18:45:47 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-15-2012 15:08:20 | More by ncaudle
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-06-2013 00:18:14 | More by ADTaber
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-14-2014 01:53:12 | More by tommyguz
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-14-2012 17:30:58 | More by IdrinkGas
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-23-2013 01:48:25 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-28-2013 20:33:26 | More by Ciocanelu
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-15-2012 03:19:37 | More by millerbuffoon
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-12-2012 14:48:18 | More by Tyrawlings
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-25-2013 01:16:25 | More by duff247
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-12-2014 05:04:27 | More by Smarty_Pints
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

04-23-2012 01:51:01 | More by tclapper
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-27-2013 03:18:42 | More by st9647v3
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-06-2011 01:17:04 | More by IrishColonial
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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