Tocobaga Red Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours amber in color with notes of citrus and caramel. Citrus hop bitterness upfront with notes of caramel and an Amish bread sweetness. Citrus hop bitterness returns at the end for a long dry finish.

75 IBU

Added by tpd975 on 09-15-2010

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#4,394
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
1,514
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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Photo of kkazemi
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kewharton
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulcodeware
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaialai-untilidie
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I believe they changed the recipe for tocobaga is its not exactly what I remembered. Abv is at 7.2 % now. Pours a cloudy, unfiltered amber. Smell is heavenly. Sweet malts, citra hops, a glorious thing. Probably the best part of this beer is the mouthfeel. Just silky smooth, almost an imperial feel to it, but alcohol is very restrained. Awesome beer

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Photo of sbruno1025
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a dark red into a frozen glass. Floral aroma and a nice tan head. The front is a nice balance of crispy carbonation and bread/caramel notes. Finishes very smooth for an IPA. Great overall. Very pleased.

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Photo of jguzman718
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rpjterp
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quafftastic
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spectru
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

TOCOBAGA Red India Pale Ale: A cloudy, semi-opaque dark tea color. This pale ale is definitely not pale. The tan head doesn't recede too quickly. Smells like a tasty IPA. Oh - and it is a tasty IPA, rich and smooth, full-bodied, not bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, good carbonation. Cigar City makes good IPAs.

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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can from BIF box. Canned 7/10/18.

Dark mahogany color with bright red hues up the sides, with an egg-foam yellow head of 2 fingers. Lace absolutely destroys the glass as the head recedes slowly.

Aromas of cured wood, a heavy mix of caramel and medium pale malts, slight dark berry, and lemon rind.

Flavor brings forth wild blueberries and caramel malts, slight lemon, dusty grain, pine, dark bread crusts, and some significant hop spoilage hiding underneath.

Feel is creamy and full, with a nice electric carbonation. Dry dusty finish with slight alcohol heat.

Overall, this CC beer holds up better than any of their other IPAs. I do have a few others left that I may give to some friends.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a reddish brown with a sudsy tan head. Perfectly on point for the style, IMHO. The nose is full of sweet fruity hops and caramalt - LOADS of caramalt.

The taste has an abundance of berry flavors, which combine exquisitely with the caramalt notes. This is an exceptional red IPA, IMHO.

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Photo of npendres
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eychung
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickrem
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Out of a can into a Sam Adams glass. More umber in color with just a very slight opaqueness to it. Slightly off white head and very little lacing.

Smell is a bit dank and sweet bready.

If I get any citrus at all, it's a very dark orange rind. On the dank, pine/earth side of things for me which I like.
Plenty of malt which gives that it sweetness to it but not overwhelmingly.
Mouthfeel is on the thicker side with enough carbonation to balance that out.

This is a fantastic fall beer in the IPA genre. Certainly not big, bitter west coast or NE style but hoppy enough to fit the category.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gamblebc
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrimeDog
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brewery described this as a Red IPA and there is certainly enough hoppiness to justify the IPA designation. However the primary flavor is malt so I have no problem with the Red/Amber Ale designation. Pours a rich reddish/amber color, quite hazy. Big frothy light tan/antique white head with thick bands of lacing on the glass. A good looking beer!!!! There is some citrus and piney hops in the aroma but the predominant smell is malt - both caramel malt and bready malt. Flavor is rich and nicely balanced between (mostly) citrus and some piney hops and rich caramel malt with some bready malt too. The hops cut most of the sweetness of the caramel malt, but an overall rich malty taste wins out. Mouthfeel is rich, somewhat bitter with a very mild sweetness in the background. THe alcohol is not noticeable at all. THisisavery good Red/Amber ale.

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Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,514 ratings