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Invasion Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

844 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 99 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-27-2012)
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3.36/5  rDev -14.3%

TomT2, Today at 01:09 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Excellent Pale Ale!

mangografter, Today at 12:05 AM
Photo of FLima
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned a week ago, very fresh.
Amber orange color with a thin thick off-white head with short to medium retention.
Relatively mild, but nice aroma with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and mango.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, oranges, pine, spices, lemon zest, not ripped guava, melon, lemongrass and tea leaves. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation of tiny bubbles.
Crisp and refreshingly hoppy with a tropical citrusy going on. That is the type of APA I usually fall in love. I could session this the whole day. It does remind of Jai Alai, but easier.

FLima, Yesterday at 10:57 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Rihup, Yesterday at 03:04 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DCLAguy11, Yesterday at 02:30 AM
Photo of hail_seitan
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%

Consumed from 12 oz. can

A - Drank directly from the can, so I didn't see it.

S - Tropical and floral fragrances exude from the open can. Mango, melon, clementine, and honey all are in the mix.

T - Very similar to the smell, but with a stronger clementine and tangerine presence - likely from Simcoe hops. The malt imparts a cracker flavor mixed with an almost strawberry sweetness. Just the slightest hint of bitterness on the dry and tropical finish.

M - Pleasantly medium bodied with a balanced carbonation.

O - A great session beer. Different from many pale ales out there due to the vivaciousness of the hops and dryness of the malt. Worth checking out!

hail_seitan, Yesterday at 01:53 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Odysseyalien, Tuesday at 11:43 PM
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4/5  rDev +2%

JRoPA, Tuesday at 02:05 AM
Photo of wafers
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wafers, Tuesday at 12:30 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

theschmooz, Sunday at 04:01 AM
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4/5  rDev +2%

Poured from a freshness dated can: bright and clear, golden-orange hue with some suspended particles observed. The foamy white-head was long-lived with a lot of intricate lacing on the glass.

Semi-sweet tropical fruit is the dominate aroma with perhaps a little pine wafting upward.

This is truly a refreshing thirst quencher. The flavor has a gentle, tropical fruit flavor with a lingering tangy, malty and semi-dry finish. This is not incredibly complex, but each sip remains satisfying.

This will have a regular rotation in my fridge.

jkrich, Sunday at 01:56 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

SteveB24, Sunday at 12:37 AM
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

rodlavers, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

phishphorce, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

malfunxion, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

arlingtonjoe, Nov 14, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Beer-A-Lot, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Nov 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

SpasmWaiter, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

msscott1973, Nov 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

olradetbalder, Nov 13, 2014
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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.