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
Ratings:
1,540
Reviews:
191
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
358
For Trade:
15
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Photo of dacrza1
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE: June 18, 2017... OCCASION: Father's Day and a free dinner at the Draught House... GLASSWARE: pint... Golden bronze body, nice off-white head that laces nicely...mildly transparent with subtle effervescence... Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, bright punchy tropical fruits, with a beautiful malt backbone... for a pale ale, quite promising... lively, pleasant and balanced in its palate--smooth, bubbly, and lasting in its aftertaste... great lacing... lemon zest, mango, and pineapple are at the fore...a balancing act that makes a pale ale into an artform... as promised by others singing CC's name, this is a beer I would love to have in my microfridge for all seasons... versatile, pairing well with steak and salad alike...

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Photo of pyrobedlam
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of Curt3
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ackeeper
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KTCamm
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

3/31/17...pours medium bronze, fizzes, active rising bubbles. Light citrus pine nose, subtle. Smooth mellowed pale flavor. Citrus based malt with a simple but tasty bitter back. Lemon tang close with some carbonation. Crisp finish, tasty lingering bitter.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Djack61481
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JimKal
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellow. A quick forming head that recedes pretty quickly leaving some lacing behind. I realize this isight at 5% ABV so I shouldn't expect a lot of mouthfeel and t does not deliver much mouthfeel. Perhaps I was expecting too much. Tastes fine but the flavor, to me, was muted as well. I don't think this will be a repeat purchase for me, not when there are some really nice pale ales out there.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The smell is a tropical mix of apricot, strong pineapple, crackers, sweet malt, and earthy hops

Taste is a touch less juicy than the nose. A big malt presence, ripe apricot and mango. Pine, and grapefruit are present, but not overly bitter. There is a big dry cracker flavor as well. The end is a touch of bitterness and malty

Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium - due in part to the large carbonation level

Overall this is a good beer. It's nothing mind - blowing, but it is a really solid example of the style. Great balance, and nothing off in here

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dave1999
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FriedSlug
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice pale ale. Orange beer with an off white head that leaves a bit of lacing behind. The aroma has grapefruit, lemon, pine, sweet malt, and melon. The taste is sweet with lemon zest, grapefruit, melon, oranges and a nice pine/pith finish. This is really a tasty beverage.

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Photo of SortaAmbivalent
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought a six-pack while on vacation. The beer pours with a clear copper appearance with some medium lacing and a thin, creamy head. Aromas seem a little too faint; could sense some fruit florals and hop spice. Taste is a huge improvement from the aromas with a tasty bitter hop flavoring mixed with fruits. Great carbonation overall, making this quite enjoyable to drink. Overall, fantastic taste and refreshing.

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Photo of Rammed96
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StanleysCup
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,540 ratings.
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