Invasion Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Invasion Pale AleInvasion Pale Ale
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3.92/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,582
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
1,657
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
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46
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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

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

Photo of barnzy78
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz, canned 02/06/18. Hazy tangerine colored ale, lively carbonation produces a persistent foamy beige head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and pine. Nice tropical hop flavors of mango, tangerine, orange, and grapefruit with notes of pine and light caramel. Medium body, ample carbonation, finishing a bit tart with a citrus zest bite. I was hoping for a bit more tropical-ness, but it was still pretty good.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of mschrei
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvv375ia
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of THANAT0PSIS
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cigar City Invasion

A: In line with flagship Jai Alai, Invasion pours with very good clarity. It is slightly lighter in color, more of a golden orange than the brassier tones of the former, implying a lighter malt bill, most likely. Head does not get out of control, but it is a respectable two fingers, and it sticks around forever. Lacing is excellent, too. This is a great-looking pale ale. 4.75/5

A: Like its bigger brother, this succeeds at delivering on the tropical advertisement. Ruby grapefruit, mango, orange, tangerine, clementine, and a whiff of papaya make for a great fruit medley. Rindy and lightly dank bitterness balances out the candied fruit sweetness, which also has hints of caramel. Everything is a bit quiet, though, and nothing about this really stands out. Mosaic is really not obvious either, which is a problem since it is advertised on the can. There are no outright flaws here, though. 3.5/5

T: Mosaic comes through more in the flavor with some classic candied pineapple, papaya, and a little strawberry and blueberry, to the betterment of the beer. Many of the same fruits from the nose, especially grapefruit and clementine, follow through here. Spicy and floral bitterness cut the moderately juicy sweetness completely, leaving a nice biscuity, bready and mostly dry finish; this surprising malt complexity is the highlight This is a nicely flavorful pale ale for only 5%, and the malt sets this apart. 4.25/5

M: This is a delight to drink with a moderately full mouthfeel way beyond its lower ABV, perfectly medium-soft carbonation, and near-perfect level of bitterness and dryness, which leaves the barest trace of sweetness behind. This is perfect. 5/5

O: Though this stands in the shadow of Jai Also, the drier finish on Invasion actually appeals to me more. The nice maltiness is a great touch, and the overall balance is really wonderful. It is not treading in totally uncharted territory, but it is a really nice beer. Pair with the deft balance that the Eagles strike between country and rock on the classic, "Desperado." 4.5/5

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Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,657 ratings