Invasion Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
Saw a lineup of Cigar City cans in the cooler at TW a guy grabbed a sixes of Invasion and a light bulb went of, I haven't even tried this one yet! As CC never disappoints I secured a sixer myself and headed towards the door. Now back at the ranch, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top on the can I get a nice piney-citrus hop waft. Pouring into a chalice I get a translucent orange with a multi-sized bubble off-white head that stands well. On the taste this brew is a well balanced PA that hits up front with some bitterness, fades to sweet maltiness then finishes with a dry and bitter aftertaste. Very refreshing and a wide range of flavors for a PA, complex if I may say so. This is yet another keeper from CC
08-08-2014 22:53:44 | More by mooseisloose
3.81/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a golden orange color with a filmy, soapy head that leaves a sheet of lacing. The aroma is fruity and tropical with mango and citrus smells. Malt comes out a bit more as it warms.
In the taste, nice and citrusy, definitely some mango, but what sticks out to me is the firm malt flavor, coming off a bit nutty in the background with the balancing bitterness. Hop oils are in full force, coating the palate with semi-tropical bliss.
Medium bodied brew with a medium carbonation. Leaves a bittersweet taste behind of malt and hops that furthers the character of this ale.
Overall, this is a very good pale ale from Cigar City using a fair amount of malt to back the hops. A well balanced offering.
08-08-2014 17:49:54 | More by Stinkypuss
3.74/5 rDev -4.3%
Pours a very light copper color with almost two fingers of head that lingers nicely and leaves some decent lacing behind. The nose is hoppy. The body is very light for the style. The flavor profile is also quite light – perhaps a bit too light. The finish is mildly but pleasantly bitter.
08-07-2014 05:04:24 | More by 57md
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
APPEARANCE: Pours a golden yellow, with a decent head that clings to the glass.
AROMA: Fruity, full of pleasant citrus notes. Grapefruit and orange are what stuck out the most. They are accompanied by a finishing note of malt.
TASTE: The sweet fruity notes are the first to come out, fresh orange jumps out immediately. This is followed by a very subtle symphony of hops that adds a delightful amount of bitterness without being too overwhelming for a pale ale.
MOUTH FEEL: Light body and Medium carbonation. A bit of a tingle but nothing unexpected. Drinks incredibly easy.
OVERALL: Another wonderful beer from a wonderful Micro Brewery. Invasion has quickly become one of my favorite Pale Ale's.
08-03-2014 19:26:59 | More by steinerlicious
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
12oz can poured into a nonic pint glass.
A- Pale golden and very light orange colors, fluffy 2f pure white head. Heavy film and some patches of lacing remain. some bubbles are visible through the light haze.
S- A pleasant blend of citrus (name 'em, they're in there; grapefruit, lime, orange, lemon) and light malts. Add a touch of easy sweetness for nice mix of aromas.
T- Florida citrus and light pale malts. Very tasty. Not sweet, not too bitter. The hops are flavorful.
M- Very smooth and drinkable. Some hop snap, not bitter. A bit of malt body yet not sweet. Some tingle from the carbonation.
O- It hit the spot as a drinkable, flavorful APA at 5.00 abv.
08-01-2014 23:26:07 | More by NiceTaps
Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.