Invasion Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rifugium on 12-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,542
Reviews:
192
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
358
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 1,542 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of Davidstan
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice apa from FL. Copper color with 1/2 inch head and a fruity nose. This one was only 5 weeks old which is as fresh as I can get. For a 5.0 abv this is a great tasting beer with excellent finish. Somewhat tropical.

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Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with @csp0380 - thanks!
A - Pours a peach/apricot color with 1 finger of head that settle to a thin cap quickly.
S - My nose says apricot with a little malt.
T - Soft citrus flavor with a little orange peel. I don't sense much bitterness.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - This is a pretty good Pale Ale. I suspect my rating would be higher if I was on a beach and this was ice cold.

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Photo of BEER88
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stella77artois
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtn
2.94/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

pours a lightly hazy peachy amber with a medium head. nose; earthy hops, light citrus fruit rind, light pine and garlic/onion (typical of session ales... mosaic hops, is that you!?). taste; citrus hops, white bread, garlic and earthy musk. orange rind on the aftertaste. nothing mind-blowing here, despite cigar city's reputation for magic-making. this is labeled an apa, but this beer is more flavorful and ipa-ey than most session ipa's, which especially impressive at a flat 5% abv

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours bright clear golden orange, finger foamy head with decent retention, rings of lace. Aroma is mostly citrus peel with a touch of ripe fruit. Balanced pale ale with toasted malt and citrusy grassy hops. The finish is dry with an herbal peppery bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, semi-soft. Overall a very balanced easy drinking pale ale, finish is different, liked it.

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Photo of Ken_P
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evan
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jae61
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradleyJamesGrace
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Pint glass. Nice bright, golden color that look s delicious in the glass. Got about a finger of a head with little retention and a little lacing. The smell is typical of the style, lemon and orange zest, freshly cut grass and raw bell pepper. The flavor is very similar only you get that lightly toasted malt flavor that doesn't really get picked up in the nose. It's a very refreshing beer and highly drinkable. Lovely beer for a hot Miami day...Or night.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste of super crisp fresh hoppy grassy notes, Bright gold in color clear as crystal. Grassy nose with a white foamy head and some lace. Medium lite body and easy to drink.

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Photo of BeerOps
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrawlinsGA
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayden34
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can dated 9/30/15 into a Duvel tulip. The pour produces a generous off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a few bits of scattered lace. Liquid is a hazy golden orange, and I can see a few bubbles rising through it.

Aroma is grassy, lemony, orangey hops with just a hint of bready malt. Really nice depth to the hops without completely overloading on them.

Taste follows the nose with grassy citrusy hops with a strange peppery kick to them. Hints of the malt on the aftertaste, but overall it's about the hops. Finish is pretty bitter, but in a weird tea-like way. Really well done on bringing in some depth to the hops without going overboard, as well as bringing in some hop flavors that I don't think I've had before and am having a hard time describing.. No resiny flavor here, which is always a plus for me.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied with a generous amount of prickly carbonation - exactly what the flavor calls for.

Overall, this is exactly what I would say pale ales should be all about - great hop flavors in an easy-drinking format. Perfect afternoon beer!

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Photo of Jeromedepot
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomrd123
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,542 ratings.
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