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Tocobaga Red Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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4.11/5
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Tocobaga Red AleTocobaga Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,980
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
1,432
pDev:
10.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
208
Trade:
12
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,432 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of Uconnelmo
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to another fun day on vacation, went to SeaWorld in Orlando.
12 oz can, poured into a basic glass.
Dark amber color, nice white head, and a few "floaties" in the beer.
It still tasted very good, very balanced with some more hop bitterness up front.

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Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy orange amber with a medium head. chock full of tiny sediment. nose; citrus hops, grapefruit, & sugar. taste; caramel malt, honeyed biscuit, citrus hops, grapefruit zest & pulp, sugar, & light pine. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. probably the best red out there; hoppy and fruity, and maybe just a smidge too sweet. =)

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Photo of Mwinek
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slayback
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Red ales never seem to get as much hype as other styles but this is top notch!! Smooth with a little roasted flavor. Getting some raisin smell and taste in there. Hops are there but balanced with the malts. Some citrus flavors thrown in. Just very complex but no single flavor stands out. I could drink this all day long!

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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrawlinsGA
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of weezarc
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of glass_house
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, dark amber, bordering on brown. The pour produces 3+ fingers of light tan, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leves a beautiful webby wash of lacing. Aroma is earthy/floral, tropical fruit, light citrus, pepper, toasted malt, burnt caramel & hints of cocoa. Taste is toasted/roasted malt, burnt caramel, faint cocoa balanced with floral, earthy notes with minor tropical fruit & no real citrus culminating in a spicy finish with moderately intense pepper in a roasted, bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with medium-high carbonation, full, slightly oily with a heavy pepper prickle. Different but in a surprisingly satisfying way.... Touché Cigat City! NICE!

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh my, this is not what I was expecting! It's pretty in the glass like a red must be. It has fine head and some lacing. The aroma is pronounced. Roasty and hoppy and somewhat skunky.

The taste is really not what I expected. This is a huge red - hoppy, roasty, bitter and even a little yeasty flavor. It is one of the biggest tasting reds I've had in a while. The aftertaste is bitter and dark.

This is a great introduction to the brewery that the ABC Liquors sales person said was one of the better ones in the region. Highly recommended - a BIG red!

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Photo of tillmac62
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

COD 12/11/15. Beautiful dark ruby pour with just a touch of cloudiness. Quite outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of Florida citrus (lemon, lime, orange), a touch of mango and a very light herbal pine over a solid malt base with caramel notes.

Almost medium body that is quite smooth with a good amount of creaminess and a light oily character. Slightly above normal carbonation level with a bit of middle effervescence and a prickly finish.

A quite outstanding atypical flavor profile that really pushes sweet Florida citrus to the forefront while maintaining a light airiness to it. It begins with a lemon lime blend over a subtle sweetness that is slightly tart. This flows into a very mildly bittered middle with a mango sub note. Caramel makes it strongest showing as the bitterness begins to fade but is quickly replaced with a sub current that has leather and tobacco elements. The finish is a slow fade of orange rind bitterness. Complex and delicious.

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Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours rust colored with amber highlights. It is topped with three inches of tan head that leaves decent lacing.

The smell is citrus fruit and caramel malt with some toast.

I get citrus flavors with a solid malt backbone.

Medium mouthfeel

This is an enjoyable beverage. It might be a little past its prime, but I had a non BA friend shop for me in Florida, so beggars can't be choosers.

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Photo of GoBeerGo
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Djburger56
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tone77
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, citrus hops. Taste is the same, well balanced caramel malts and citrus hops, some bread, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer worth trying.

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Photo of Lucoli
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jremi
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, beautiful copper red with a large yellow white head that lingers leaving good lacing, floaties

S: vibrant citrus hops, orange, lemon, pine, honey, slightly sweet, fruity

T: grapefruit, bready malt, honey, leather, pine, biscuit, bitter finish

M: full bodied with nice carbonation

O: great balance between hop bitterness and malt, drinks like an IPA

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

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,432 ratings
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