GWAR Impaled Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wiltznucs on 08-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by macrosmatic:
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3.19/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Served in a pint glass.

A: Light to medium amber, nearly completely clear with a thin off-white head and a low amount of visible carbonation.

S: Lightly toasted malts, pilsner malts, a bit grainy, with just a background of grassy and citrus hops.

T: Follows the nose. Significant graininess present, and more malt forward than most other APAs offered from CCB - just a bit of grass and lemony-citrus hop character. The overall impression I get is that of a moderately hoppy lager, rather than a nice APA.

M: Light body, medium carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: This one really falls short for me. It wasn't unpleasant, but just not the best effort from CCB - which seems to be happening with a lot of their collaborations. I was told that this was a recipe that a GWAR band member came to the brewery with, rather than being a CCB recipe of any sort.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Small white head. A couple of wisps.

Smell - Slight citrus hop. Some grain. Lots of pale malt.

Taste - Citrus hop. Malty as hell. There's a strange sharp flavor in the back end. A bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body. Sharp almost tangy flavor.

Overall - It has that unique Cigar City off flavor. Take from that what you will.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of bullwinkle88
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Decent beer. Maybe its my palate, but sometimes craft beer just has a "generic" craft beer taste, where I don't really see the amazement of what I am drinking. For the purpose of this beer, the Gwar-B-Q, it fits the bill. A tasty simple beer to refresh yourself in a sweaty ass concert pit thats better than Bud Light. Long live Gwar.

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3.12/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.47/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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GWAR Impaled Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.28 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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