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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

854 Ratings
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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 103 | FT: 7
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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5/5  rDev +27.6%

TheBFuss, Monday at 04:50 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

TLA, Monday at 02:34 AM
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/9/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light steaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange zest, light pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sunday at 06:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

bsm80x, Saturday at 08:58 PM
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3.36/5  rDev -14.3%

Nikeosu11, Saturday at 08:41 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BBAVUSO21, Saturday at 01:10 AM
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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

ldhughes3, Friday at 11:54 PM
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3.36/5  rDev -14.3%

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

Excellent Pale Ale!

mangografter, Friday 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, Thursday at 10:57 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Rihup, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DCLAguy11, Nov 20, 2014
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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, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Odysseyalien, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

JRoPA, Nov 18, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wafers, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

tobelerone, Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

theschmooz, Nov 16, 2014
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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, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

SteveB24, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

morningthief, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Srkolodn, Nov 15, 2014
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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.