Invasion Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale
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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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#6,725
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,633
pDev:
8.4%
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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of standardcherry
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CCB takeover at OTC.

A: Pretty standard for a pale ale I guess. Pale golden color. Pretty clear with a nice white head. Great lacing.
S: Lots of citrus. Oranges and peaches all the way. Some pineapple and mango too.
T: Extremely well balanced. Citrus and tropical hops. Some maltiness to balance it out. Clean and bitter finish.
M: Light bodied. A bit sweet but extremely drinkable. Nice bitterness.
O: Excellent pale ale, one of my favorite sessionable beers.

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Photo of NoleDoc
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of manutdfan
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of danpam1024
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of DangerDawg
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Bejam813bucs
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Single finger head with minimal retention and nice lacing on a clear deep golden with burnt orange hue body. Aroma has a lot of citrus, mostly orange peel and tangerine, very nice degree of sweetness. Flavor has more of a sour citrus flavor, is very bready with the finish very earthy with hint if pine resin. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A nice beer. It's a little dry and the degree of sourness hurts drinkability. A little unidimensional but still good to try.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of lionssoccer13
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Coldsnack
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Gainesville Brass Tap. Waitress pouring all beers in a pint glass when I asked for something else. Pours very light golden with almost no head. Floral grassy hops in the aroma, nice and vegetal in a good way, some floral citrus . Flavor is floral, very strong citrus, finishes with some grass and incredibly crisp and clean. Light and really drinkable. Definite summer Florida beer and one of my favorite APA's.

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Photo of RayUF07
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Field of Beers in Abacoa. Served in a pilsner glass.

Appearance - Pale clear yellow. Excellent lacing and decent head retention.

Smell - Subtle but substantial citrus hop. Sweet orange and tropical fruits. Faint biscuit malt nose behind it.

Taste - Much more balanced, but still assertively hoppy. Citrus and tropical fruit hopes. Very pineappley. Grainy malt that just hardly stands up to the hop. Finishes clean and just bitter enough to keep it interesting.

Mouthfeel - Comes off as sweet, but I think that's the hop profile. Very drinkable. The only beer I drank twice tonight.

Overall - My favorite overall beer of the night. I could drink a lot of this.

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

Pint on Tap at Cigar City Tampa FL for 5$

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, lemons/grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, tangerines, and lemons. It ends with a fruity and hoppy aftertaste.

Overall – Strikes me as more of a IPA taste wise. This is a really good beer that I would gladly revisit. It was quite hoppy and very drinkable.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the CC Tasting Room. Very conventional spot on IPA. Light orange coloured, lace dots. Watered down mouthfeel. More or less conventional American IPA, at sessionable ABV level. More hops and bodyfeel would make it more memorable as a CC beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a paler-than-usual light honey color with a solid, well formed and well retained, barely off-white head. Good lacing even as the head settles from a firm pour to a chunky island and ring.
Smell is of good strength and reasonable balance with hops somewhat stronger than the malt. Resinous but not biting, there is a citrus note hiding in there as well.
Taste is as expected with piney hops leading the malt and a mild grain/cereal note and some citrus. Balanced properly.
A bit thin, coming up to almost medium bodied, lighter effervescence. Decently smooth for the style but leaves a solid film to coat the palate and tongue. Pretty sticky. Somewhat drying in the middle. A good beer that needs some body to it.

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,633 ratings