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Invasion Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale
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3.93/5
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1,582 Ratings
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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,702
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
1,582
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 1,582 |  Reviews: 196
Reviews by teromous:
Photo of teromous
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED 07/28/16 HECHO A MANO 9125"

Appearance: Mostly transparent medium straw colored body with just a touch of haze and some hints of orange when held to the light. Fantastic rocky and fluffy pure white head that has great retention and lacing.

Aroma: I can smell the hops from my seat after pouring the beer. Closer inspection reveals an immensely fresh hop aroma. It actually smells like fresh hops. The aroma is a bit catty at first but the more I smell it the more that fades away and these peach and apricot aromas come through. It is perfect.

Taste: The flavor profile of this beer is very low key. There is a bit of a fresh grain flavor which is nice. There is a touch of a cedar hop flavor but it is more present in the aftertaste than while drinking. A bit grassy tasting.

Mouthfeel: It is a wet feeling beer with low bitterness and not much texture on the palate. It has good carbonation and it is very drinkable.

Overall: It is a bit of a mixed bag. The aroma and appearance of the beer are spot on but the flavor, while nice, feels a bit empty. It is full of fresh hop aromatics but not much is going on in the flavor department. It is still an excellent beer and it is enjoyable but it doesn't feel complete. The amazing aroma pulls this beer forward and makes it a good enough beer that i would drink it again and would also recommend it but I would caveat that there should be the expectation of a fairly low key flavor profile. I am enjoying this beer at just over two weeks past canning so I can recommend it up to that point.

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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%

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

Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of woodchipper
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/23/17.
Poured to a nonic. Pours a nice medium gold, mixed size bubbles, mostly tiny. Reasonable lacing.
Nice aroma, citrus, pine.
Taste is a nice hop start, mild malt in middle, dry finish, hint of alcohol.
Overall I really like it.

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

Photo of HOITINK
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Brent_ray
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Afroman
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Beaver13
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, canned on 4/28/17. Pours slightly hazy yellow gold with a big rocky bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - biscuity malt with some fruity floral hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with fruit and a good amount of slightly harsh bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice hoppy pale.

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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%

Photo of tigg924
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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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,582 ratings
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