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:
#2,142
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
1,469
pDev:
10.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,469 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of dwren89
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: murky, unfiltered look. Reddish brown with a thin off white head

Aroma: toasted bread and caramel notes with noticeable pine and citrus notes

Taste: smooth and malty with a pleasing citrus and pine character to balance. The malt had a very toasty and bready character that is nicely balanced with hop bitterness and complemented by hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: smooth and mellow, a nice easy drinking pint. Medium-low carbonation

Overall: Definitely a nice swig. Very balanced but both malty and hop character are allowed to shine. Worth a try for sure

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Photo of zeledonia
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to cubanbeerguy for the extra. Bottle says 7.2% ABV. Tasted 25 August 2013.

Pours a lightly hazy rusty amber color. One finger of very light tan head. Good retention and fantastic lacing, with a ring of bubbles around the surface.

Smell is really nice, though I'm having a hard time describing it. It's light on the malts, just a touch toasty, dark grains like rye, but mostly clean. Spicy! A bit herbal. Delicate but complex. Very nice.

Taste is interesting; it's about 2/3 of the smell. Has the grainy malts, spice that's sometimes only a light touch and other times pretty assertive, and a mild bitter swing in the back-end. It's funny; it drifts between boring and good. On balance, it's closer to good.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation. Lasts just the right amount of time, going-staying-almost-staying and then poof it's gone.

I like this beer. It's more spicy than anything else. A spicy red ale is something I don't remember having before, but I'm really enjoying it.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

smells hoppy with a nice slight hint of malt. This beer taste solid. really nice red ale effort, nice main rotation beer for CCB. Maybe a touch heavy for a red ale, specially one with this intermediate alch %.

Not my favorite red ale or CCB. Worth trying though.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mtomlins
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass provided by to cparles as an extra in a trade (Thanks!!).

A: A nice deep red, mahogany color, clear but lots of floaties. Pours to 1-2 fingers of thick tan head settling to a thick collar and leaving some lacing.

S: An interesting nose. Lots of sweet, caramel malt, almost bready with some biscuit aroma. Mild hops but a nice suite of American bittering hops are present with their telltale spiciness, maybe some sweet juicy fruit in the background.

T: As the aroma predicted, the beer starts off malt forward, sweet and rich hinting at caramel, bread, yeast and biscuits. The hops come second and dry the beer out nicely leaving a very pleasant, lingering bitterness. The finish is long and dry and yet remains clean.

M: Medium body, very smooth and round; medium carbonation.

O: A delicious beer and marks very well, except for the floaties. Tocobaga achieves a nice balance of deep maltiness and hop bitterness and remains highly drinkable. It opened up nicely as the beer warmed.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MCMASTERSANCHEZ
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BaseballMonster
4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tocobaga and the Humidor IPA are my two favorite regular Cigar City beers. The only place you can find it consistently in bottles is at the brewery. They are going to be canning both beers in the very near future. CCB has been using a I'm glad I live a couple miles away.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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