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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

713 Ratings
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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 77 | FT: 5
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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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%

ralerwen, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

AdmiralOzone, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

mkirkland80, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

shiggins22, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

APBT91, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Shane_Talbert, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jnich2424, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Buncha6631, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a glowing hazed straw/pineapple yellow with a finger of dense white head. Ok retention, a bit weak on the lacing.

S - Grassy, almost skunky-straw like, pilsner type nose almost. Lemon zest and a bit of malt sweetness. (The can is 2 mo's old :/)

T - Dry and skunky kind of straw grassy hop profile. Definitely copious amounts of lemon, clean and bitter, finishes clean with a mild lingering dryness. A tad sweet only for a split second and only at the finish.

M - Lighter bodied, well carbonated, clean, very drinkable.

MacQ32, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

relynnjr, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

baklo, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

blindpiggie, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DanielHansen0214, Aug 09, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

mooseisloose, Aug 08, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Stinkypuss, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

BarrelAgedG, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Chicowdy, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

gunshine, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

57md, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Goodwire80, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

stephensinner, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

KMitch, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

mattmarka1, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

David_Allen, Aug 06, 2014
Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.