Tocobaga Red Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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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:
#2,144
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
1,469
pDev:
10.22%
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Ratings: 1,469 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON 01/13/18 CCB 215"
From the side: "BREWED AND CANNED BY CIGAR CITY BREWING, TAMPA FL"

Appearance: The beer boasts a large rocky tan and white head of rootbeer float consistency. It is tan in the cracks where bubbles pop and lighter around the surface. The body is a very murky reddish-orange brown. The body of the beer isn't clear by any means but the head looks amazing.

Aroma: It has a slightly floral hop aroma with just a bit of pine. Not too much going on here.

Taste: It has a nice mix of pine and sweet black tea flavor mixed with a bit of a caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium body with a lot of texture. It feels a bit thick and syrupy on the palate. Drinkability is hampered a bit by the soupy character of the beer but that thickened broth-like texture really gives the beer something to hold the flavor to. It finishes a bit syrupy and wet with a slightly resinous finish.

Overall: It's not an overly impressive beer but it is enjoyable. The strength of the beer is the delivery of simple flavors. It gives this pine hop flavor along with a bit of caramel that feels very akin to a classic rendition of an East Coast IPA. It has a very enjoyable hop presence that can easily grow on a person. I would recommend it and I would buy it again from time to time.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark crimson color with a beige head. smell is malty,fruity and piney. Taste had crisp pine and grapefruit hops with sweet caramel and toffee malts.Mouth feel was sweet and fruity a pine hop bitterness in the finish. Great red ale here hoppy and malty very good.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrMullet
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish amber with moderate head resolving to thin lacing.
Smell is mostly citrus. Grapefruit and a bit of lemon.
Taste is caramel followed by lemon/citrus with a hint of bitter pine in the finish.
A lot of IPA in its DNA.

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

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

Photo of MikeWard
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 11/13/17, so 5 months old.

reddish brown amber body, slightly cloudy, large creamy cream colored head leaving excellent lacing.

on the nose, there is only a faint malty aroma.

malty, and even after 5 months in the can, there is still a decent hop signature giving the sweetness a bitter wash. 7.2abv is detectable.

mouth is above medium, finish is sweet with a slight bitterness.

overall, this is a tasty amber ale. would be interesting to try one fresh off the line to see if the balance would be as pleasing to this particular palate

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Photo of Amb3do
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gatch
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 03/02/18...super fresh and super excited to finally try this!

Massively frothy and pillowy head leaving behind a ton of lace (aggressive pour into a 2-cup Pyrex glass...oops?) and a gorgeously dark amber colored liquid. Pleasant nose of sweet malt with plenty of piney and resinous hops to remind you that this is a Red IPA and not just a Red Ale. Flavor is also lots of fresh, fruity hops finished with bready and caramel malt. Body and feel are exceptional. This is a stellar beer. Up there with Nugget Nectar for the style.

P.S. — Review #800!

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Photo of nwhittin
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tilt122
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers of all time. You have to go to the factory to find it. So worth it.

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Photo of zbelair
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nmgreen
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

All Red Ale subtlety and smoothness overwhelmed by early and late hop override.
Too hoppy for me, but hopheads will probably enjoy this .

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Photo of Davidstan
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just comes across as a well made ale. Will buy again, in fact this is the 2nd sixer

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

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

Canned November 14th 2017. Pours really dark red amber, massive but manageable head of slow shrinking foam. I get pine, grapefruit, caramel malt in the smell. More bitter than sweet but there's some semblance of balance. Starts off bitter. Pine, resin like, grapefruit citrus, mid palate comes the caramel malt, finishes with both attributes. Slick oily on the tongue, I like the mouthfeel. Very good Red Ale.

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Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy red with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy hops dominate the palate with caramel malt and tropical fruit provide support. Finish is long and dry. Great brew.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: dark mahogany dark cherry color with a little bit of amber towards the bottom of the glass. large, 2.5 finger off-white marshmellow head

s: caramel malts, leather, dark cherry, grass. huge bready malt note behind that. the finish is sweet caramel. awesome smelling Amber

t: caramel and huge bready malt right away. lemongrass and some mild earthy hoppy bitterness behind that. a touch of roast malt and more sweet malt

m: heavier side of medium with a strong carbonation level. feels big in the mouth

o: very good Amber ale. deep sweet malt with a hint of hops to balance it out

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Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,469 ratings