Tocobaga Red Ale | Cigar City Brewing

Tocobaga Red AleTocobaga Red Ale
BA SCORE
90.7%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 1,423 ratings
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:
#1,909
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
1,423
Liked:
1,291
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
10.22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
207
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,423 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of Pbarg
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance had a dark burnt red color with a thin one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some messy lacing roaming all around the glass. The smell started off with a spectacular balance between the caramel / toffee / biscuity malts playing with citrus and slightly piney hops. The taste favors the malty sweetness just a tad more. Still, a nice bitterness roams in to partake in the flavor, yes, citrus/piney-ness. Nice balanced aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed to run nice and low. Stickiness hits decently but not cloying. Overall, what a nice Amber/Red ale wonderfully balanced. Of course, I’d have this again.

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Photo of Celtics76
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber hued with a light haziness and just a scant amount of light will seep through. There's an inch of dense and creamy brown head. Enticing aroma of piney hops and caramel in perfect balance and in moderation. The taste is very much is line with the aroma with perhaps more caramel than pine present, but my can is now nearly 7 months old. The mouth is a bit dense and thick for a red ale, but i'm thinking that is due to the over 7% ABV. I think I will revise this review eventually as I'm certain I can find more of this in the near future.

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Photo of Jacob17
3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of cyclone
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of antman27
3.09/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DioS
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Psg5062
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz can with a canned on date of 12.11.15

L - Ruby red, with 2 fingers of head and some lacing left on the glass. Lots of sediment floating around

S - Brown sugar, Citrus hops, caramel

T - Sweet, piny and malty. Some bitter notes at the end. Delicious and well balanced

F - Well carbonated and medium body.

O - An excellent strong red ale. Definitely worth buying again!

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Can dated 03/22/16 into a tulip glass. Pours a very dark amber/copperish brown with 1+ finger of variable density tan head that left sporadic lacing. Lots of caramel malt in the nose, due to the age there wasn't much aroma from the hops. Taste is on the sweeter side and a bit bready, definitely more malt forward (possibly due to age) but still some nice hop presence. Mouthfeel was very smooth and drinkable, carbonation medium, and a bit of sweetness lingered on the finish. I'd love to revisit this beer when fresh, I bet it's delicious and I love a good hoppy red.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Normally red ales are just not my jam, but this one was very palatable and easy to drink. It was pretty malty, but did have a very nice sweet finish.

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Photo of Pockets1337
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dmcdonald33013
4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rich, full bodied, full flavored and complexed. Spice n malt. Absolutly delicious.

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

Photo of RyWi34
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 90.7% out of 100 with 1,423 ratings
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