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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

853 Ratings
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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 102 | FT: 6
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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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the CC Tasting Room. Very conventional spot on IPA. Light orange coloured, lace dots. Watered down mouthfeel. More or less conventional American IPA, at sessionable ABV level. More hops and bodyfeel would make it more memorable as a CC beer.

Sammy, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned 4/7/14.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, earth, and slight tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I am getting more earthy aspects than tropical ones like the label describes.

UCLABrewN84, May 23, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

djrn2, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

acurtis, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Thorpe429, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

On draft, pours a straw golden yellow; decent carbonation, with good head retention.

The nose is wheat, hay, alot of earthy floral hops. A little bit of lemon and caramel add some zest and sweetness. The flavor is muted and mild compared to the nose. Alot of lemon, green tea. The finish is a little creamy, but very clean, just a tad bit of sweetness on the very end.

This smells great, but it doesn't taste as good as it smells, which is disappointing.

nmann08, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Texasfan549, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with lots of fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a small patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, a film in between, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the tropical fruit flavors are stronger and stand out in front of those of the citrus. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has an interesting mix of flavors from the hops without being very bitter.

Serving type: can

metter98, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2%

kjkinsey, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured alight golden color ale with a super large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit hops with some tropical fruit is quiet enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by huge citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit notes. Body is light with great carbonation. Very refreshing pale ale with great balance and avoids too much bitterness.

Phyl21ca, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ygtbsm94, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Single finger head with minimal retention and nice lacing on a clear deep golden with burnt orange hue body. Aroma has a lot of citrus, mostly orange peel and tangerine, very nice degree of sweetness. Flavor has more of a sour citrus flavor, is very bready with the finish very earthy with hint if pine resin. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A nice beer. It's a little dry and the degree of sourness hurts drinkability. A little unidimensional but still good to try.

kylehay2004, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out as a clear golden color with a white head on top. The lacing is pretty good, the retention is thin. The smell of the beer is malty and hoppy, decent balance. The taste is ok, nothing really jumps out at me on this one. The mouthfeel is smooth, nice drinkability. Overall it's a decent pale ale. Nothing too special.

Knapp85, May 01, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SocalKicks, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +2%

zeff80, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

StonedTrippin, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

nickfl, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

russpowell, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

oline73, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mendvicdog, May 11, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Josh (toofdoc) for the share!

Golden-orange pour, hazy, with a solid white head that receded to a thin layer, and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Nice hoppy aroma, almost more indicative of an IPA than an APA, citrusy and floral. Taste was very fruity and woody, orange peel and orange blossom, grapefruit pith, wildflowers, crackery pale malts, dry woody finish. Body was about medium, quite appropriate for the style, carbonation moderate, drinkability high. Overall a very tasty brew from Cigar City.

Rifugium, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

beernads, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From 05/03/14 notes. Picked up a 6er of this in Naples for $8.99 and drank 3 of them in the hotel room out of a glass tumbler.

a - Pours a hazy, dark golden color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruits, bready malts, grapefruit, light pine hops, light tropical fruits, earthy malts. Nice nose, citrus is up front though not super hoppy.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, pale malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, earthy malts, dough, and bready malts. Less hops than the nose and more malts, but nice.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Easy to drink, could definitely have a few of these.

o - Overall a nice beer. Not a hop bomb by any means, but very easy to drink and light fruits and hops to it. Worth the price and checking out, though I'd most likely get a Jai Alai 6er again before this.

mdfb79, May 05, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 02, 2014
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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.