Cigar City Smokabaga
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cigar City’s Tocobaga Red Ale treated with chili peppers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft at the Syb Pig 1st anniversary party. Tulip. Nice reddish brown pour with very thick white head. Aroma of chilies hit first with a hint of wood or smoke. The taste is similar. I have NOT been liking numerous chili beers lately as they have simply been too damn hot. (I love spicey, hot food but not beer.) I was worried about this one being too spicy. However, pleasantly it was bold pepper flavor but not overly hot. The smoke blended nicely with the chillies and the malts/hop profiles balanced out well. Overall I really liked it. Finish is peppers but mild. Moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (626) - - OCT 19, 2013
Red pour, white head. Nose is citrus, caramel, chilies. Taste is big chilies, citrus, spicy burn. Slick and oily. Though not too much heat, the chili taste and smell is a little too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardaxe (168) - - AUG 4, 2013
Good stuff. It loses some of the hopp punch of tocobaga. In fact tocobaga is pulled into the background on this. The chili peppers taste like jalapeños and aren't too hot. They are at the forefront of the drink though. Very good but i do wish it tasted more like tocobaga. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Tap at CCB. Smell very peppery, with a hint of hops, but the pepper is dominant. Pour red- brown with a nice white head. Taste pepper, hops, smokey, and wood. Has a mild bacon flavor. This is a great take from the Tocobaga which is one of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1444) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Growler thanks to stevencon! Amber pour with a creamy white head. Peppery, smokey, chipotle peppers, hint of malt sweetness and earth. Flavor is well balanced with more of a peppery/smokey flavor than straight forward heat, spicy peppers, earthiness, touches of citrus and underlying caramel malts. Nice beer and not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (398) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Growler Tuesday! Deep red clear small white head dissipates. Huge spicy pepper aroma not really smoke. Sweet malt with lots of spicy pepper taste hints of smokey notes on the back end. Good beer if you like spicy beers. Some herbal notes from the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is amber hued with a quarter inch of off-white head. The aroma offers a healthy dose of smoke, ash, spicy peppers atop a sturdy malt bill. The flavor is more assertive, with smoky, spicy peppers leading the charge. A bit of a lingering, spicy burn in the throat. Overall, a fun and interesting beer. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 07-04-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1662) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
cask, pours a hazy amber brown with a paperthin head. aroma of smoke and slight hop bitterness. Taste follows, smoke, hops and heat from the peppers, nice balance of all the flavors. Nice, interesting brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at Churchkey (Wash. DC). Pours an amber color with a quarter inch of off white head. Moderate aroma of peppers with some smoke and malt sweetness. Taste follows the smell but stronger, with some sweetness but the dominant flavor is from the peppers. Has a burn that carries through the finish. Medium body with a tingle of carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (1964) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Poured a murky copper from the cask with a nice thick white head and great lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and a slight chili pepper spice. Taste follows suit, but no real spiciness comes through. Great beer, hope I can find it again.

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