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Invasion Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale

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very good

947 Ratings
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Ratings: 947
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 24
Gots: 136 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-27-2012

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Excellent Pale Ale!

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned a week ago, very fresh.
Amber orange color with a thin thick off-white head with short to medium retention.
Relatively mild, but nice aroma with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and mango.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, oranges, pine, spices, lemon zest, not ripped guava, melon, lemongrass and tea leaves. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation of tiny bubbles.
Crisp and refreshingly hoppy with a tropical citrusy going on. That is the type of APA I usually fall in love. I could session this the whole day. It does remind of Jai Alai, but easier.

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Consumed from 12 oz. can

A - Drank directly from the can, so I didn't see it.

S - Tropical and floral fragrances exude from the open can. Mango, melon, clementine, and honey all are in the mix.

T - Very similar to the smell, but with a stronger clementine and tangerine presence - likely from Simcoe hops. The malt imparts a cracker flavor mixed with an almost strawberry sweetness. Just the slightest hint of bitterness on the dry and tropical finish.

M - Pleasantly medium bodied with a balanced carbonation.

O - A great session beer. Different from many pale ales out there due to the vivaciousness of the hops and dryness of the malt. Worth checking out!

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Poured from a freshness dated can: bright and clear, golden-orange hue with some suspended particles observed. The foamy white-head was long-lived with a lot of intricate lacing on the glass.

Semi-sweet tropical fruit is the dominate aroma with perhaps a little pine wafting upward.

This is truly a refreshing thirst quencher. The flavor has a gentle, tropical fruit flavor with a lingering tangy, malty and semi-dry finish. This is not incredibly complex, but each sip remains satisfying.

This will have a regular rotation in my fridge.

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.