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GWAR Impaled Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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GWAR Impaled Pale AleGWAR Impaled Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
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35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wiltznucs on 08-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
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3.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Served in a pint glass.

A: Light to medium amber, nearly completely clear with a thin off-white head and a low amount of visible carbonation.

S: Lightly toasted malts, pilsner malts, a bit grainy, with just a background of grassy and citrus hops.

T: Follows the nose. Significant graininess present, and more malt forward than most other APAs offered from CCB - just a bit of grass and lemony-citrus hop character. The overall impression I get is that of a moderately hoppy lager, rather than a nice APA.

M: Light body, medium carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: This one really falls short for me. It wasn't unpleasant, but just not the best effort from CCB - which seems to be happening with a lot of their collaborations. I was told that this was a recipe that a GWAR band member came to the brewery with, rather than being a CCB recipe of any sort.

More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Small white head. A couple of wisps.

Smell - Slight citrus hop. Some grain. Lots of pale malt.

Taste - Citrus hop. Malty as hell. There's a strange sharp flavor in the back end. A bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body. Sharp almost tangy flavor.

Overall - It has that unique Cigar City off flavor. Take from that what you will.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of bullwinkle88
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Decent beer. Maybe its my palate, but sometimes craft beer just has a "generic" craft beer taste, where I don't really see the amazement of what I am drinking. For the purpose of this beer, the Gwar-B-Q, it fits the bill. A tasty simple beer to refresh yourself in a sweaty ass concert pit thats better than Bud Light. Long live Gwar.

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3.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of wiltznucs
3.37/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brewed by Cigar City Brewing for the annual GWAR B-Q 2013. Picked up at the brewery on 8-3-2013.

Pours a brown/orange with moderate carbonation. A 3 finger sized foamy head. Smell is of faint hops.

Overall, not bad but nothing to get very excited about. Drinks easy but not much going on here for the craft beer enthusiast.

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GWAR Impaled Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.