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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

664 Ratings
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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 11
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
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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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%

On tap at Field of Beers in Abacoa. Served in a pilsner glass.

Appearance - Pale clear yellow. Excellent lacing and decent head retention.

Smell - Subtle but substantial citrus hop. Sweet orange and tropical fruits. Faint biscuit malt nose behind it.

Taste - Much more balanced, but still assertively hoppy. Citrus and tropical fruit hopes. Very pineappley. Grainy malt that just hardly stands up to the hop. Finishes clean and just bitter enough to keep it interesting.

Mouthfeel - Comes off as sweet, but I think that's the hop profile. Very drinkable. The only beer I drank twice tonight.

Overall - My favorite overall beer of the night. I could drink a lot of this.

01-26-2013 01:52:53 | More by Alieniloquium
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-15-2014 22:13:15 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-04-2014 11:57:36 | More by tectactoe
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npala86

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-14-2013 16:10:02 | More by npala86
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HOITINK

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-23-2014 03:00:25 | More by HOITINK
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Brent_ray

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-10-2014 17:19:23 | More by Brent_ray
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2014 07:25:04 | More by Ben7773
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-19-2014 01:26:38 | More by SD-Alefan
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-05-2013 00:58:29 | More by warnerry
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-08-2013 02:01:28 | More by mctizzz
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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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bsp77

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +9%

Serving glass: Poured from can into pseudo-pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy honey-gold with moderate head and light lacing.

Smell: Strong citrusy aroma that lingers well. Mostly tart grapefruit.

Taste: Very hoppy with mostly grapefruit driving the taste. Some tropical and spicy notes as well. The malts are mostly kept in the background. Slightly bitter finish, with more of a lingering hop taste rather than lingering bitterness.

Feel: Light to medium body that is crisp, very dry and borderline tart. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall: Excellent Pale Ale that is very hoppy and flavorful. I may even like this better than Jai Alai. Very impressed.

03-24-2014 14:45:18 | More by bsp77
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12%

On tap at CCB takeover at OTC.

A: Pretty standard for a pale ale I guess. Pale golden color. Pretty clear with a nice white head. Great lacing.
S: Lots of citrus. Oranges and peaches all the way. Some pineapple and mango too.
T: Extremely well balanced. Citrus and tropical hops. Some maltiness to balance it out. Clean and bitter finish.
M: Light bodied. A bit sweet but extremely drinkable. Nice bitterness.
O: Excellent pale ale, one of my favorite sessionable beers.

03-21-2013 04:24:27 | More by standardcherry
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JeffNev

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-19-2014 16:44:17 | More by JeffNev
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dogfishandi

New York

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

12 oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on 4/7/14 (just over 2 weeks old)

Pours out a slightly hazy deep golden color. retentive white head with some pretty good lacing.

Lemon and a bit of grapefruit citrus. Almost a slight hint of tartness. Bits of doughy, cracker like malt. Not a huge aroma, but smells nice.

Bright lemon and grapefruit citrus. Really nice balance. Really tasty fresh doughy bready malt. Simple and very tasty. Finishes with a light resinous lingering bitterness.

Bigger side of light bodied. A real easy drinking, refreshing beer.

A simple yet well made pale ale.

04-24-2014 18:59:58 | More by dogfishandi
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MrBryson

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-05-2014 01:00:14 | More by MrBryson
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2014 00:26:01 | More by Cynic-ale
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-20-2013 23:06:37 | More by TKEbeerman
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-26-2014 13:46:43 | More by doremite
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danpam1024

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-17-2013 19:52:51 | More by danpam1024
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-02-2014 14:19:25 | More by rwilde
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-21-2014 15:42:45 | More by williamjbauer
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -8.2%

Pink 12 oz can.

Ale is a hazy medium amber with a proportionate and durable bone-colored head.

The grassy/herbal smelling hop mix that dominates the aroma turns a bit fruity upon tasting. Lasting, mildly bitter, hoppy aftertaste that is mainly herbal.

Medium body and carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

O: on the hoppy end of the APA spectrum. Recommended.

05-29-2014 17:09:40 | More by chinchill
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-28-2013 22:09:06 | More by jtladner
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-12-2013 14:03:36 | More by SPRichard
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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.