Tocobaga Red Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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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
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#2,124
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
1,464
pDev:
10.22%
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Photo of macrosmatic
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Deep reddish brown in color. Thin white head, about 1/2 finger's worth. Significant visible carbonation bubbles. Even with the deep color, it's nearly clear.

S: Citrus hop, sweet malts. A bit muted overall.

T: Pine and citrus hops up front. Fades to a caramel sweetness in the middle. Hop bitterness at the end, and there is just a bit of hang with it. The alcohol is noticeable near the swallow.

M: Really nice here. A body that's somewhat heavier than an IPA, and very smooth for the style to almost creamy in the middle. Good amount of carbonation sensation.

O: Don't know that it's my favorite style, but this is a quality beer. Personal preference would be a little heavier with the hops. The only complaint I have is the alcohol presence seems a little heavy given it's (relatively) tame ABV.

EDIT: I've updated the ratings to reflect a fresh bottle I had from a recent batch. The comparison is nearly non-existant. Much hoppier, more citrus character and the malt is less sticky sweet. Also (or perhaps as a result), the alcohol presence is significantly decreased. Much improved.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Balanced, sweet, a nice hoppy twinge. Just once of the best reds out there. In the conversation with Lagunitas Imperial Red.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Had this at the tasting room. Took a couple six packs with me back to California. Great aroma with balanced hop profile all the way through and a malty backbone that isn't too sweet.

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Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,464 ratings