Invasion Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.