Invasion Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale
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3.92/5
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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

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Ranking:
#11,610
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
1,657
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
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Photo of Unclevince
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh at brewery

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Photo of Brew_ski
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdog
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold, good head.

Smell: Bit of tropical fruit, bit of dankness, and a kind of mineral note.

Taste: Light and fruity, nicely balanced and easy to drink.

Overall: Nice to see Cigar City in MN. Picked this one up, thinking it was another hop bomb, but it is more of a nicely balanced easy drinker pale ale. I've been drinking a lot of strongly flavored, super hoppy beers but this was a nice change of pace. Sometimes it's nice to have a easy beer!

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Photo of bongobeer
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a little old, 01/02/18, but hey still looks good,smells great and taste pretty dang good! reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, kinda? It does have enough hops for that bitter aftertaste but very smooth.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can - Charlie's Beer & Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed body, obscured by some fine particulate matter, bronze-hued in color and capped by a foaming layer of near white suds.

Smell: Subtle and subdued bready malts, a bit of earthiness and a feeble citrusy, tropical fruitiness you wish wasn't so faint either here in the nose or the flavor.

Taste: Soft touch of pale malts, a bit bready and just a tad sweet. Earthy, herbal with some milder citrus tones. Light leaning bitterness. Swings towards a cracker dough flavor as you draw nearer the gently fruity, softly drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-soft carbonation.

Overall: Easy, throw-it-back drinkability, and, while each sip begs you take another, it's really only because it's pretty bland and you've already forgotten what it tastes like.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psquared93
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TPAbeerguy
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite neutral beers. A bit hoppy but not in an unpleasant manner. Build is solid. Smells, tastes strong. In a good way.

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Photo of crbnfbr
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale amber with a smaller head. The aroma leads with sticky, overripe mango, resin, pine, passion fruit, and papaya. The flavor leads with dirty pine, mango, pineapple, papaya, and a fairly strong, raw wood like bitterness. The mouthfeel is quite light with fizzing carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer, but I slightly feel there are some flavor that don't quite mesh for me.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On nitro draft. Clear golden yellow color, thick nitro pour white head. Rings of lacing. The hop aroma is fairly muted. A bit fruity in the taste, mild pale malt. Thinner bodied.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden color with a 2 finger white head. Some nice lacing on the glass, and really good head retention.
The nose is really rich with hops that are citrus in nature. Mango, pineapple.
Taste is like the aroma. Mango, pineapple hop taste.
The beer really sticks to my throat in the way down, and the body is quite thick.
Good IPA and a great flavor.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerLover99
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morimech
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 05/24/18, always appreciate a clear freshness date.
Slightly hazy golden color with a foamy head. A little bit of lacing. Aroma of citrus peel, earth, and some dankness. The malt is dry giving a bit of cracker and toast flavor. Hops give more citrus than tropical fruit flavors. A little dank as well. Light body, nice carbonation, easy to drink.

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,657 ratings