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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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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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PorterLambic

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy reddish brown with a smallish head that dissipated rather uickly to a thin film. Little lace expected but some clings rather tenaciously for a long while.
Smell is hoppy with citrus and a faint malt in the background.
Taste is along those lines in that hops predominates with a slight citrus note and some malt following in the distance though it is more noticeable in the aftertaste as the hops fades.
Nearly full in body, this brew has good carbonation, tangy upfront with a fairly quick fade. A citrusy hop note lingers longest, even surpassing the malt. Some warming occurs late. Another good beer from CCB.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2011 16:51:44 | More by PorterLambic
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-16-2014 06:58:01 | More by Kurmaraja
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-20-2014 14:36:50 | More by markgugs
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-23-2013 21:29:40 | More by Damian74Shensky
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-11-2014 03:45:35 | More by GABrew
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%

03-11-2012 20:46:12 | More by UltimateLivewire
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-04-2012 20:44:32 | More by muskiesman
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

12-27-2013 18:31:10 | More by BeerHunter76
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-20-2011 15:08:25 | More by nh2032
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shand

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at the CCB taproom.

Pours a copper color with a nice head that retains well and leaves nice chunky lacing down the glass. The smell is absolutely amazing. Like sticking your nose into a bag of hops. There's just a bit of malt in the back of the nose. The taste here is a hop-head's dream. Nice citrus and tropical hops are really front and center here. The malts are just a supporting role, this is a superlative hop-forward brew that drinks closer to an IPA.

The mouthfeel is pretty good, if fairly unremarkable. The drinkability is absolutely stellar. This is an absolutely phenomenal brew, and I'm looking forward to the bottles they made yesterday so I can bring this bad boy home and drink it every night.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2011 22:50:26 | More by shand
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-23-2014 20:44:46 | More by dogfishandi
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean deep amber with a finger of head which left a nice creamy ring of lacing behind. nice hoppy grapefruit citrus and caramel in the nose.. reminds me a lot of nugget nectar. the flavor profile is different than NN for sure - a nice grapefruit hoppy bitterness followed by a caramel AND bready/nutty notes.. very much more malt oriented, but tasty as all hell! medium body with a creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

this is a really delicious amber ale.. very bready, yet very hoppy, with a nice sweet tone to it. if you don't live within their distribution, check out leuken's online, they deliver (that's how i got mine!)

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 00:42:29 | More by facundoCNB
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-21-2012 00:25:30 | More by ssimpson89
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-01-2013 22:46:51 | More by KVNBGRY
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-25-2012 02:28:43 | More by Keith_R
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brystmar

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

CCB event at Barcade.

Red body, white head and lace. Effervescence is apparent amidst the malty, hoppy aromas.

Nicely blended and balanced as I sip; high drinkability doesn't bode well for tomorrow morning. Between this, the Orange Wood IPA, and Huna on tap, tomorrow will be rough. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2012 22:37:22 | More by brystmar
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-23-2013 01:37:06 | More by mikeincharleston
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft. Pours a clear copper red color with a slight tan head. Hoppy citric aroma on the nose along with sweet malt and some woodiness. Nice lace left on the glass as it settles. Medium mouthfeel with good carb. The flavor starts off with some sweetness followed by flavors of citrus hops and the earthy/woody notes in the nose. For a red ale this is nicely balanced without being too maltyl. Very easy drinking as well. Ends with a lingering bitterness from the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2010 13:42:09 | More by kbutler1
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-05-2011 22:05:02 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky almost like brown with 1.5 finger of sticky head.

Smells of sweet caramel malt. Some earthy and piney hops.

Starts off with some sweet caramel malt flavor. Some strong bitter earthy hops make a presence at the end and balance out the malt a bit.

Mouthfeel and carbonation levels are both good.

Very solid beer. Got better as it warmed just a little.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 21:29:41 | More by jmarsh123
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to cubanbeerguy for the extra. Bottle says 7.2% ABV. Tasted 25 August 2013.

Pours a lightly hazy rusty amber color. One finger of very light tan head. Good retention and fantastic lacing, with a ring of bubbles around the surface.

Smell is really nice, though I'm having a hard time describing it. It's light on the malts, just a touch toasty, dark grains like rye, but mostly clean. Spicy! A bit herbal. Delicate but complex. Very nice.

Taste is interesting; it's about 2/3 of the smell. Has the grainy malts, spice that's sometimes only a light touch and other times pretty assertive, and a mild bitter swing in the back-end. It's funny; it drifts between boring and good. On balance, it's closer to good.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation. Lasts just the right amount of time, going-staying-almost-staying and then poof it's gone.

I like this beer. It's more spicy than anything else. A spicy red ale is something I don't remember having before, but I'm really enjoying it.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 01:20:23 | More by zeledonia
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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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LambicKing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-05-2013 21:11:56 | More by LambicKing
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-14-2012 19:25:48 | More by LJWalker
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-17-2012 17:52:24 | More by thebigredone
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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