Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4/5 rDev -3.1%
12oz bottle thanks to dolfan54fl. Poured into CCB snifter.
A- Pours an opaque dark nutty/chocolaty slightly reddish brown. Not too much of a head. Average, to slightly below average carbonation.
S- Sweet and malty with aromas of caramel, honey, and some floral notes.
T- Sweet, malty, caramel, honey, definitely sweeter then your average red ale. Finishes with a nice sweet, malty finish.
M- Medium bodied, slightly below average carbonation, finishes smoothly, abv very well hidden.
O- This was another great CCB offering. Not my favorite beer that I've ever had, but fantastic for a red ale. Lots of flavor and easily drinkable. If anything it might be a tiny bit too sweet. Definitely recommended trying.
06-23-2012 02:51:13 | More by jaasen64
4.5/5 rDev +9%
appearance: deep dark reddish brown with a loaded head and good retention. Had it poured in a unibroue tulip.
smell: nice hop presence
taste: awesome imeprial red. balanced caramel and citrus hops.
mouthfeel: medium bodied
drinkability: I'm still waiting for CC to miss on a beer. Seems like they are perfect!
10-07-2010 15:04:43 | More by CampusCrew
4/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
05-20-2011 16:51:44 | More by PorterLambic
4.88/5 rDev +18.2%
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.
05-17-2011 22:50:26 | More by shand
3.99/5 rDev -3.4%
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!)
09-01-2013 00:42:29 | More by facundoCNB
3.83/5 rDev -7.3%
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!
09-13-2012 22:37:22 | More by brystmar
3.8/5 rDev -8%
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.
12-06-2010 13:42:09 | More by kbutler1
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.