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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395
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Ratings: 1,657 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kev-a-Beer
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good pale ale. Smell good of citrus and taste of hops as well, yet bittering at end a little harsh. Mouthfeel a bit lite, maybe a carb issue as well - almost no head.

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Photo of TomTrocc
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BrewMaven
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Bought in Chicago; I believe this was brewed at the Oskar Blues Brewery in NC.

Canned 2/2/18; drank 3/3/18 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big, noisy white head; frothy lace.

Peach & wheat notes in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Peach & dry wheat flavors up front; bitterness on the finish.

Drinkable but not much too it. Can't say I'll have another.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on February 20, 2017. Canned 02/02/18. Dry hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic hops. Notes of citrus and tropical fruits.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CO 9-27-17 into 16oz globe glass.
Smells of sweet tropical fruits, light GF and citrus. Taste is light on the tropical, more on the citrus and malts. MF is carbonated, medium bitterness, yet smooth.

I've had this beer before, but tonight was a revelation in how good it is. Very much like a Jai Alai.. maybe even just a little bit away from being J.A. Light.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CobraDC23
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Try-em-all
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great golden straw color, light head with little lacing, great flavor with pineapple and pine notes, a little hoppy for me, but still a very good beer. Love this brewery.

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

See through and light golden with a white receeding head. Scent is mix of slight pineapple and grapefruit. Nice fruit flavor initially with some bitter pine notes in the finish. That being said this is a pretty crisp beer with a quick finish. Decent level of carbonation and medium/thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a Total Wine in Sarasota. Can dated 12/13/17. I appreciate most of the stuff Cigar City puts out, and I always try to support the locals. This is sometimes disappointing, sometimes pleasantly surprising.
Cigar City didn't totally let me down. Initial impression is citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange). Medium-light mouthfeel, but about what you'd expect for 5% ABV. Carbonation is perfect for the style. Finish is dry and somewhat sweet, while maintaining the citrus-y character. All in all, a decent and sessionable IPA, but not a world-changer.

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

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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