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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

1,024 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,024
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 28
Gots: 168 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-27-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,024 | Reviews: 115
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tgates
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cburcky
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Misterphinister
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marleypoo
2.82/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not that good,
There a lot better pale ales out there

Photo of TheHammer
2.77/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Poured with two and a half fingers of head that laced like crazy and had some decent retention. The body is a cloudy blonde with mild orange notes.

Smell: Pine and floral hops are upfront with a slight background of biscuit malt and grapefruit in the background. This is nearly IPA level of hopping going on here. I'm going to be generous as it is pleasent, but it comes across as a bad omen.

Taste: ...and that Bad omen has come to fruition. Grapefruit upfront and centre that turns to pine hops, then more lemon hops then flowery hops. Point is, it's hopped like crazy to a level I would expect from an IPA, not a Pale ale. Even their Jai Alai IPA doesn't come across as this hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Oily, as expected from something so hoppy. The transistioning is all over the place on this one. The only saving graces are the carbonation which while it helps out the entire beer, isn't helping my case and the aftertaste of mild grapefruit.

Drinkability: It's medium bodied, but not very refreshing. It's rought, too hoppy and hard to drink. It's just too all over the place and blatantly unbalanced for my liking.

Final Thoughts: This is a hopped up IPA that's pretending it is a regular pale ale. It's like Hopitcal Illusion gone horribly wrong. I probably would have been a bit more charitable to this one if it was labelled an IPA, but not largely so. It is a beer that hits the wrong buttons for me.

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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,024 ratings.