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:
1,555
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
364
For Trade:
15
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Photo of jak
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a hazy shady of amber with golden highlights. It is topped with two inches of off white head that leaves some nice lacing rings.

The aroma is grapefruit and a solid malt presence.

The taste starts out with grapefruit. Then malt comes through the middle to balance the flavor. The finish is pine and grapefruit.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a solid pale ale, nothing mind blowing. It would hit the spot after mowing the yard.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyNole
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of asuburbanman
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of efrankmcguire
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJoe
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Toynk
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kplummer82
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

CAN
Film over pale amber. 3.75
Mango, tangerine, and some dank. 4
Thread of blonde toffee, then resin, tangerine, slight papaya and grass. 4
Humming linger.
Fizzy, beyond light, slight oil. 3.75

On the grassy side in spite of all the fruit. Body lets it down a bit, though it may be more refreshing for it. IBUs cut hard. This can’t decide if it’s an APA or a session IPA.

Gotta say, CC’s core range - aside from Jai Alai - is pretty average. 4

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Photo of AlexFields
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgf17
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Buck89
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Canned about 2 weeks ago. Moderately hazy golden-amber color with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing in the glass. Really bright citrus on the nose: grapefruit pith, lime, pineapple. The taste is very juicy citrus with significant bitterness for a Pale Ale, maybe a touch too bitter on the back end. A dry, bready malt balances things out. A very tasty APA.

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Photo of descobar
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

from a fresh can - aromas I detect peach, mango and papaya. maybe some passion fruit with just some sweetness from malt character. it is a pale golden beer that pours with a half inch head whose retention is on the low side. nice lacing is left behind on glass. it starts off hazy but clears to 100% as it settles. body is medium and texture is sticky with moderate carbonation and light astringency felt on palate. taste is a close to perfect balance of juicy hop flavors, bready light malts and hop bitterness that borders on IPA levels but fits in just right. it finishes dry and bitter in a good way. this is a very drinkable beer for hop craving drinkers without going to an IPA. has been my go-to "local" PA. no one in Miami is making a PA or Session IPA this good up to now.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep gold bordering on pale amber producing 2+ fingers of foamy, off-white, moderately lasting head that leaves sheets & streaks of chunky lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus & a hint of tropical fruit hoppy, biscuit & caramel malt. Taste is tropical fruit (particularly pineapple) citrus (particularly tangerine) & earthy floral hop notes, caramel & biscuit, faint pepper finishing with a slightly dry mineral & floral hint backed by a hoppy bitterness that become the dominant component aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderately high carbonation but only a very thin pepper bite, dry & astringent in the aftertaste. Floral, nicely bitter & very good but the bitter nature and astringency of the aftertaste reduce its drinkability.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Invasion Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,555 ratings.
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