Invasion Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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3.92/5
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1,668 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:
The people of Tampa Bay have fallen prey to Pirate invasion every year for well over 100 years. After more than a century of failing to repel these seafaring raiders in their anachronistic wooden ships, despite access to modern sea, land and air arsenals that ostensibly should make short work of wind powered vessels equipped with naught but cast iron cannons and raging scurvy, it occurred to the folks of Cigar City Brewing that if you can’t beat them start saying Arrrr Matey! And so we have brewed Invasion Pale Ale. With tropical notes of mango and tangerine imparted by Simcoe and Mosaic hops, this crisp and sessionable Pale Ale is a perfect companion for long days of marauding, pillaging, and pirating.

Added by Rifugium on 12-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,206
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
1,668
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
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47
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Trade:
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Ratings: 1,668 |  Reviews: 219
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - light copper, finger of head, almost no carbonation coming up.

S - sweet malts, not alot of hops here. Not overly appealing on the nose to be honest, a little bland.

T - nice citrus and tropical notes here. Nice amount of hops without beig out of balance. Some earthy/piney notes too that make it very nice.

M - a light body ( somewhat typical pale ale) with low carbonation across palate. Sits nicely and finishes crisp.

O - good beer, had it in a flight sample at the tasting room. Any go wrong with anything really.

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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Photo of babaracas
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear light amber, two fingers thick soapy white head, settles to a thin but dense cap, a few rings of lace down the glass. Smell: mango, rindy, passion fruit note, honey-ish. Taste: mango, soft fruit... more papaya than melon, citrus rind. Light-medium body, dries out a bit at the end of the sip, finishing a bit sticky. Extremely sessionable tropical fruit bomb, excellent! Canned 12/23/13.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,668 ratings