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Invasion Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale

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Ratings: 1,024
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 28
Gots: 168 | FT: 12
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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A - Pours a golden / orange color with good clarity and really nice fluffy white head. Nice head retention and stick.

S - Resinous, piney, brown sugar, citrus, fruity.

T - Nice balance of hops and malts. Hops are piney, citrus, resin, and a bit fruity. Some lemon grass comes to the forefront after it warms a bit and the finish is bitter and grainy.

O - Solid pale ale - easily could session this brew.

Thanks to Nick for bringing this back from Florida.

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Sampled from a 12oz can purchased at the New Leaf Market in Tallahassee.

Light golden with a slight haze and a small white head. A citrusy aroma with a taste that follows. Not outrageously hoppy or bitter but not quite balanced either. Very refreshing. A moderate mouthfeel and a well behaved carbonation.

A very nice pale ale that works well with the Florida weather.

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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.

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,024 ratings.