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Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A very hoppy, juicy citrus American Pale Ale.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (366) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12oz can. Pours deep orange, off white head. Aroma is pineapple, orange, grassy hop, bready malt. Flavor is orangey hop resin, biscuit, pineapples & tropical fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
Draught @ All In Beer Fest 2014. Pours hazy golden with a frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is subtle, fruity and grassy with crackers, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, pine and lemon zest. Taste is tiny bitter and fruity with crackers, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, gooseberries, grass, pine, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tiny astringent and light bodied. Finish is slightly bitter with crackers, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, grass, pine and lemon zest. Very fruity and refreshing…

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/9/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light steaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange zest, light pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lutz2jm (137) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Nose on this one is great! Citrus and tropical notes. Very smooth drinking. Nice hop and malt balance. A great beer!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Draught at the AIBF 2014 no 1 cons 2014-11-14 Göteborg Only place were it was impossible to get half pour;) - very sad to pour out that amount of CC beers AR: wee cedar, tropical fruity AP: hazy coppery, stouthy white head F: fizzy, tropical fruity, pine, pineapple juice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gbgbrouge (115) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Sampled at AIBF 2014. Pale hazy gold with medium head. Aroma flowery with notes of citrus and fruit. Taste is nicely bitter and relatively light bodied, notes of fruit and some resin. Lots of hops and definately Amarillo. Very refreshing!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2536) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Tap@aobf14. Golden hazy. Tangerenes, citrus, light caramels on nose. Med bodied, bisquity malty, bitter, dryish. Pretty nice fresh hoppy orange finish. Feels like fanta (the european pop). Quite alright.

-- bb

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5701) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Sampled at Allinbeerfest14 Golden with a medium white head. Very fruity and flowery with green grapes, resin and citrus in both aroma and flavour. Light and fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nasmith003 (94) - Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
resin, golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, soft carbonation, light body, long finish,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Can. Pours orange gold with a big white head. Aroma is grassy, slight citrus, dank. Flavor is white bread, caramel sweet, tangerine and orange citrus. Nice, juicy pale ale.


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