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:
#12,269
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
1,668
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
47
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397
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,668 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale amber with a smaller head. The aroma leads with sticky, overripe mango, resin, pine, passion fruit, and papaya. The flavor leads with dirty pine, mango, pineapple, papaya, and a fairly strong, raw wood like bitterness. The mouthfeel is quite light with fizzing carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer, but I slightly feel there are some flavor that don't quite mesh for me.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On nitro draft. Clear golden yellow color, thick nitro pour white head. Rings of lacing. The hop aroma is fairly muted. A bit fruity in the taste, mild pale malt. Thinner bodied.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden color with a 2 finger white head. Some nice lacing on the glass, and really good head retention.
The nose is really rich with hops that are citrus in nature. Mango, pineapple.
Taste is like the aroma. Mango, pineapple hop taste.
The beer really sticks to my throat in the way down, and the body is quite thick.
Good IPA and a great flavor.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerLover99
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morimech
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 05/24/18, always appreciate a clear freshness date.
Slightly hazy golden color with a foamy head. A little bit of lacing. Aroma of citrus peel, earth, and some dankness. The malt is dry giving a bit of cracker and toast flavor. Hops give more citrus than tropical fruit flavors. A little dank as well. Light body, nice carbonation, easy to drink.

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Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slight hazed dull golden color with a fresh white head. Smell has dank mosaic mixed with tropical citrus. Taste is good mosaic hops first with some citrus and garden hops. low bitterness on the finish with some caramel malts. Its good ..I dont see me ever buying a sixer of this thou.

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Photo of Dkloubec
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aj21
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - 2-finger fluffy white head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - citrus, pine, dank.

T - follows the nose. Citrusy dankness. Biscuity middle. Mild bitterness, mild sweetness, no booziness.

F - medium-light body with medium carb.

O - it’s no Jai Alai.

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

Photo of firkingroovin
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gbiello
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NRajtarski
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received this beer in a trade with someone from Florida. The taste is similar to an IPA but, is a little more drinkable, think afternoon drinking on a Sunday with buddies. The beer poured with a nice three finger head and the foam was a rich cream color. Like I mentioned above the taste is similar to an IPA and you can taste and smell the tropical flavors. Overall this is a quality beer from a quality brewery.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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