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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

654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 10
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
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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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-13-2014 03:24:46 | More by kbuzz
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-12-2014 17:36:03 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Cigar City shaker pint. Served chilled...

A) Golden amber brew, with a little haze. A finger of froth settled to a dusting. Patchy lacing clings to the top of the glass.

S) Pale malt with a big lemon twist. Light pineapple scent... Pleasantly zesty...

T) Near the nose... Good amount of citrus zest. Some grass... Light tropical fruit as it warms up a bit. Good balance...

M) Lighter medium body with moderate carbonation. It is crisp and refreshing. Slightly dry finish with some citrus zest.

O) Good drinkability.... At 5% ABV you could pound down a few of these easily. Glad to try it, but wouldn't really go out of my way to acquire more.

04-11-2014 21:30:23 | More by RoamingGnome
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-10-2014 23:33:29 | More by DerekQXQX
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-10-2014 20:10:33 | More by ricecracker420
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jelllo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-10-2014 03:57:05 | More by jelllo
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tugg407

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

04-10-2014 03:06:40 | More by tugg407
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-09-2014 18:55:30 | More by Lukass
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

04-09-2014 17:27:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-08-2014 21:09:13 | More by trxxpaxxs
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-08-2014 01:30:55 | More by andysc83
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yanosh

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-07-2014 21:16:03 | More by yanosh
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%

Bought a sixpack to try while in Florida. The can notes the name refers to the pirate "invasions" which would occur every year in Tampa in the bad old days. So this is "a tropical session beer brewed for those long days of marauding, pillaging and pirating." The pirate graphic is formidably fun.

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a glass tumbler.

a: Hazy to nearly clear dark gold with a huge frothy white head which receded to persistent rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild fruit.

t: Mild fruit up front with lots of medium malt sweetness and some light hop bitterness.

m: Medium, fine body.

o: A very tasty and beautifully balanced pale ale, one of the best I have had, and one I would definitely enjoy in warm weather or anytime if only it were available near me. This has definitely invaded my list of top pale ales.

04-07-2014 17:57:53 | More by scotorum
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g_jenkins

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-07-2014 04:31:06 | More by g_jenkins
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mcrago

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-06-2014 21:40:53 | More by mcrago
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PatrickBeebe

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-06-2014 20:39:18 | More by PatrickBeebe
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2014 03:01:44 | More by Denzo
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2014 01:50:22 | More by Zaphog
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ironchefkook

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-06-2014 00:27:07 | More by ironchefkook
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Judgie

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-05-2014 18:54:38 | More by Judgie
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -30.2%

12oz can ~$1.49. Yellow-orange color, slightly hazed, good head. Aroma is like mild citrus and grains, not great. Flavor is sort of grainy too, not much hoppiness, not a good pale ale. The label is also offensively tacky, spend some money on designers because all their cans look like shit. Then again they have a pretty shitty logo too.

04-05-2014 18:32:05 | More by ArrogantB
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-05-2014 12:35:11 | More by scott2269
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TheSixthRing

California

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a half finger of white head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin layer of surface suds.

Smell - Big tropical notes; pineapple and orange. Light bready malt aroma beneath.

Taste - Lighter in flavor than on the nose. Sweet bready notes primarily, backed by a moderate amount of pineapple and orange hop fruitiness. Light grassy bitterness. Not much else.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with fair carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy, but nothing too remarkable.

Overall - Good, but nothing I'd go out of my way to get again. If the taste matched the smell, it'd be pretty remarkable. Unfortunately, it doesn't.

04-05-2014 03:35:14 | More by TheSixthRing
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

04-04-2014 23:11:19 | More by Phyl21ca
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billyrenfroe

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-03-2014 18:40:17 | More by billyrenfroe
Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.