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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

578 Ratings
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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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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Jamco_76

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-22-2014 03:39:15 | More by Jamco_76
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Ns2361

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-22-2014 00:53:08 | More by atlbravsrno1
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wembly13

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-20-2014 03:15:03 | More by ejimhof
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Matt_K


2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

07-19-2014 19:15:15 | More by Matt_K
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

In the nose there is some nice smelling hops there. I can smell grapefruit and lime. The aroma is somewhat lean.
Pours nicely from the can. The color is orange amber with a tall white head, streaming carbo bubbles makes it complete.
The taste is okay and nothing really sticks out. The hops are lean and light and subtly dank. Some malts come through so even as light as the flavor is, it is balanced.
On the palate it's very harsh tasting. Course and grainy with a bitter finish. Not good.
Another okay beer from cigar city. Harshness aside, I'd drink more.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 14:38:34 | More by micromaniac129
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-19-2014 03:43:48 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Trappist77

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2014 20:36:10 | More by Trappist77
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2014 23:44:02 | More by rdooley
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2014 19:12:10 | More by rydev24
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BiteTheBullet

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-17-2014 15:52:51 | More by BiteTheBullet
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Brihon

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2014 13:56:17 | More by Brihon
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gspeer711

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2014 11:01:40 | More by gspeer711
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RocketCityVol

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-17-2014 02:01:00 | More by RocketCityVol
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-17-2014 01:57:08 | More by Varkias41
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-16-2014 22:23:20 | More by salthemonster
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

"The people of Tampa Bay have fallen prey to Pirate invasion every year for over 100 years. After more than a century of failing to repel these seafaring raiders in their anachronistic wooden ships, despite access to modern sea, land and air arsenals that ostensibly should make short work of wind powered vessels equipped with naught but cast iron cannons and raging scurvy, it occurred to the folks of Cigar City Brewing that if you can't beat them start saying Arrrr Matey! And so we have brewed Invasion Pale Ale, a tropical session beer brewed for those long days of marauding, pillaging and pirating. Cheers!" Brewed in the style of an American Pale Ale, available as a year round release in 12 oz. canned 6 packs and on draft. Served above º Fahrenheit.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a pint glass. Served above 57º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a straw white color over a moderately hazy medium amber body. Sediment is abundant, thin and speckled. Carbonation is plentiful and vivacious, retention is very good. Lacing is light and spotty. 4.5

(Smell) The aroma consists of a fair balance of hops and malts. Hops are floral, citrusy and quite aromatic with a moderate bitterness. The malt profile is a solid base of biscuity pale malt with a touch of toasted caramel for some depth. Both aromas blend very well. 4.25

(Taste) Light biscuity and cracker malts pair with a juicy citrus fruit and floral hop bouquet, finishing off moderately bitter with a lingering squeeze of citrus peel over a biscuity malt base. Very citrusy and bright, Invasion is quite flavorful for an American Pale Ale. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is soft, lightly chewy, musty. Carbonation generates a brisk crispness for a lively and vivacious mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Alcohol presence is low, and off characters are minimal. 3.75

(Overall) A very enjoyable and enthusiastic American Pale Ale from Cigar City, and a standout beer amongst their year-round lineup. Lots of hop flavor, moderate bitterness and a solid malt base make for a flavorful and appetizing pale ale. One of my top choices for the style. Now if I can only get it outside of Florida… 4

Cigar City Brewing's
Invasion Pale Ale
4.05/5.00

Serving type: can

07-16-2014 21:05:55 | More by Jadjunk
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2014 20:02:29 | More by bigeyedfish89
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indy351

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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rafletch

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Jetulio

Spain

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance... Orange hazy  beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox

Aroma...   malt, grass and fruits.  herbal aroma predominance

Taste... Some citric notes and then hop , touch of bitterness lasting in mouth all the time.

Mouthfeel... medium/full body and soft carbonation

Overall... a very recomendable pale ale, hops are present with style.

Serving type: can

07-14-2014 20:23:29 | More by Jetulio
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Beer4B

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-14-2014 18:53:25 | More by Beer4B
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Andrew_Rios122

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-13-2014 22:06:00 | More by Andrew_Rios122
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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.