Invasion - Cigar City Brewing


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Overall: 8.71/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.22 or 2.53%

Trend: 8.71/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5.00%

IBU: 36

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

1,457 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 8.49/10 have another
  • A: 8.6 | T: 8.7 | L: 9.7 | M: 6.4 | O: 8.6
  • sDev: 2.53% Color: Pale Gold
  • Date on can: 2018-06-28. Picked up from the brewery on a recent trip to Florida. Can has a new design than the one from a few years ago.

    Pours slightly cloudy with an inch of small bubbled white foam. Head never receded completely. Thick lacing is thick, sticky and in large rings.

    Aroma of lemon, grassy, and orange. A slight sweetness is accompanied by hints of earth and spice. Undertones of mango.

    Taste of orange, lemon, grass and mango hops titillate the palate. Earthy and spice, herbal is probably a better way to put it. Light bitterness that builds and lingers.

    Light body to the nth degree. It almost doesn't exist. Medium carbonation creates the little bit of body that exists. Dries.

    Too light of a body. It needs more sustenance. Good combination of hops. Easy to drink but I am not a fan of highly hopped extremely light bodied beers. Solid but not my cup of tea. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 20:47:21
  • Tasted: Friday, August 17, 2018
  • $1.67 for 12 oz. can
368 beers rated with a 7.93 average
  • 8.93/10 have another
  • A: 9.2 | T: 8.7 | L: 9.2 | M: 8.9 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 2.53% Color: Pale Gold
  • A: Ever so slight haze with a thin, fluffy white head of average retention.

    S: Citrusy and grassy with a little tropical flair, maybe lemon, orange, and apricot.

    T: Chalky low tree fruit and citrus that bends to herbal and green. I'd say hop bitterness is low-moderate. The malt is very low sweetness and grainy plus biscuit. Body is soft, with moderate carbonation.

    O:Solid pale ale from Cigar City Brewing. In line style from a highly competent brewery. Fresh tropical and citrus hops combined with a held within bounds hop bite. Very solid drinker, if this was local to me it would be a go to brew.
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 01:39:54
  • Tasted: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • The people of Tampa Bay have fallen prey to Pirate invasion every year for well over 100 years. After more than a century of failing to repel these seafaring raiders in their anachronistic wooden ships, despite access to modern sea, land and air arsenals that ostensibly should make short work of wind powered vessels equipped with naught but cast iron cannons and raging scurvy, it occurred to the folks of Cigar City Brewing that if you can't beat them start saying Arrrr Matey! And so we have brewed Invasion Pale Ale, a citrusy and tropical session beer brewed for those long days of marauding, pillaging and pirating.
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  • $1.67, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. cans
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