Invasion Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Florida9:
3.81/5 rDev -2.6%
First of all, what is up with this can design? It's like Cigar City has never designed label art before and they decided to let a six year old with an internet connection and some clip art have at it. Seriously, is that supposed to be Gasparilla or Fidel Castro in a Pirate hat?
A: Not the prettiest of beers. Pale, hazy sort of golden-yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized head. Little retention, though there is a moderate amount of lacing.
S: Fairly aromatic and a quite pleasant aroma at that. Aroma is mostly citrus, with orange dominating. Also notes of tropical fruit, mango, and papaya. Very inviting.
T: Taste isn't quite as great. Starts with a light sweetness. Pale malts. Biscuit. Then the hops show up. Some orange pith and grapefruit with a touch of pine, but very little of that tropical goodness. Turns a little bit earthy and bready on the back end.
M: On the lighter side of medium. Mild-to-moderate bitterness. A touch watery. Appropriate carbonation.
O: A very respectable beer. Drinkable and approachable, but still flavorful.
04-02-2014 22:48:58 | More by Florida9
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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