Invasion Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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3.93/5
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Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rifugium on 12-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,057
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
1,595
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CO 9-27-17 into 16oz globe glass.
Smells of sweet tropical fruits, light GF and citrus. Taste is light on the tropical, more on the citrus and malts. MF is carbonated, medium bitterness, yet smooth.

I've had this beer before, but tonight was a revelation in how good it is. Very much like a Jai Alai.. maybe even just a little bit away from being J.A. Light.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CobraDC23
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Try-em-all
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great golden straw color, light head with little lacing, great flavor with pineapple and pine notes, a little hoppy for me, but still a very good beer. Love this brewery.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

See through and light golden with a white receeding head. Scent is mix of slight pineapple and grapefruit. Nice fruit flavor initially with some bitter pine notes in the finish. That being said this is a pretty crisp beer with a quick finish. Decent level of carbonation and medium/thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a Total Wine in Sarasota. Can dated 12/13/17. I appreciate most of the stuff Cigar City puts out, and I always try to support the locals. This is sometimes disappointing, sometimes pleasantly surprising.
Cigar City didn't totally let me down. Initial impression is citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange). Medium-light mouthfeel, but about what you'd expect for 5% ABV. Carbonation is perfect for the style. Finish is dry and somewhat sweet, while maintaining the citrus-y character. All in all, a decent and sessionable IPA, but not a world-changer.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jrosso
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a taste off vs Dales Pale Ale, my #1 APA.
a) Looks go slightly to Dales, but it's fine looking. Hazed light amber body, supports a one finger rocky thick pillowy, swamp head that lasts and laces.
s) Pineapple / papaya dominant, tropical fruit upfront alongside floral hops on a malt core.
t) As with smell, it's loaded with tropical candied fruit hop flavors followed by flowers and sticky oil. Slightly marred by soapiness. It's a fine hop forward, fruity pale ale on a solid malt base. Super-packed flavors for a 5% abv. (but too juicy fruit and floral soap for me)
f) Smooth, juicy, refreshing, crisp. A touch soapy and oily, finishes a bit smokey and coaty.
o) Solid mid-pack APA from a great brewer.

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Photo of mytu420
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bherk75741
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mamaraza
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,595 ratings