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Invasion Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rifugium on 12-27-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
1,473
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
338
For Trade:
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Reviews: 176 | Ratings: 1,473
Reviews by Stevedore:
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Full pint on tap at Cigar City Brewing's tap room in Tampa, FL, in December 2012.

A- Hazy golden body with half finger white head, moderate retention and light lacing.

S- Strong citrusy aroma. Primarily grapefruit and bready malts underneath.

F- Grapefruit hop flavours up front, tropical fruits in the middle and the bread & sweet caramel malts sit in the background. Fairly hop forward especially for a pale ale.

M- Lighter medium body, dry finish with moderate carbonation. Not difficult to polish this one off before the tour.

O- Very good stuff. Easy to drink, very hoppy without being obnoxiously so, and a cheap shelf beer that can be found in cans nowadays. Can't go wrong with a sixer of this for a weekend.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tmbgnicu
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Invasion is a really nice, smooth and drinkable beer. It is very hop forward, and finishes clean with a touch of malt. A very good beer to give to your friends who aren't big into craft beer, as the taste is just familiar enough to them that they won't be scared away.

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

Drank a 6 pack of this while at the beach recently. Bright, fruity aroma with lots of citrus and pale malt. Very balanced with lots of flavor, though not what Jai Alai is. Nothing bad to note about this one. A great summer/beach beer.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.04/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice American pale ale. Kind of like an IPA with the hops ever so slightly turned down. The color is just slightly darker than a standard lager. The west coast hops in the smell is subtle enough to differentiate, but not by much. The flavor starts with malt but very quickly goes to the hops. Not sure what variety, but in addition to the citrusy notes it's almost a little grassy. I wouldn't drink all night, but a fine beer I would definitely have again

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Freshie can (canned 10/29/14 stamped on the bottom, so about 10 days in the can) from Decicco's in Ardsley, NY

Fresh hop nose, pours typical near clear, lighter almond amber. Frothy off white head, thats on the looser side. Leaves fluffy strands of stick.

Pleasing hopped up pale. Resins and pine early then some soft tropical fruit in the finish. Nice.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, gold in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is citrus--tangerine and orange, grass, and pale malt. Tasty above average pale ale. Not one I would rush out for, but not one I would pass over either.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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