Invasion Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
4.06/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
01-26-2013 01:52:53 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Sampled from a 12oz can purchased at the New Leaf Market in Tallahassee.
Light golden with a slight haze and a small white head. A citrusy aroma with a taste that follows. Not outrageously hoppy or bitter but not quite balanced either. Very refreshing. A moderate mouthfeel and a well behaved carbonation.
A very nice pale ale that works well with the Florida weather.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 22:06:57 | More by GJ40
3.76/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale
Poured from a 12 oz can into a Cigar City shaker pint. Served chilled...
A) Golden amber brew, with a little haze. A finger of froth settled to a dusting. Patchy lacing clings to the top of the glass.
S) Pale malt with a big lemon twist. Light pineapple scent... Pleasantly zesty...
T) Near the nose... Good amount of citrus zest. Some grass... Light tropical fruit as it warms up a bit. Good balance...
M) Lighter medium body with moderate carbonation. It is crisp and refreshing. Slightly dry finish with some citrus zest.
O) Good drinkability.... At 5% ABV you could pound down a few of these easily. Glad to try it, but wouldn't really go out of my way to acquire more.
Serving type: can
04-11-2014 21:30:23 | More by RoamingGnome
3.93/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a really tasty pale ale, exactly what i expect a florida pale to taste like, with all kinds of tropical fruit aromas and flavors wafting through a lighter bodied and well carbonated can of beach beer for the craft drinker. it takes me on vacation, and includes aromas of pineapple and guava in its fruit punch profile. the hops have such little bitterness, a nice welcome summery thing here in colorado, where winter keeps hanging on. hazy light orange beer, heady and fizzy, looks nice in a globe glass. lighter pale malt base stays out of the way, while keeping an otherwise very light beer from coming across watery or too fine. great carbonation fills my mouth with all this tropical hop goodness, yet the finish is extremely clean, almost like a lager, an impressive feat in this style. nothing earth shattering here, but a nice summery breeze blowing through your typical pale ale. im always up for that.
Serving type: can
04-09-2014 17:27:38 | More by StonedTrippin
Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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