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The Tocobaga lived off the bounty of Tampa Bay hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500’s. They were potters, tool makers and the only Florida natives to grow maize. The large platform mounds they built are still with us today, with one of the largest found near Old Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor, Florida. Climb to the top, and with a little imagination, you can see Tampa Bay as they did. Graphic design by Eric Swanson. Recipe by Tim Ogden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
An excellent red ale that has a great story as to why and how it got its name! I love it when a brewery includes their communities history into their beers! Another delicious beer from Cigar City!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (389) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2014
12 oz Can. Tasted on 6/24/14. Beer from Cigar City Brewery. The beer has a reddish brown color with an off white head. The beer has great hop flavor with a good strong malt to balance the flavor. Overall a great red/ Amber beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Brown red colored pour. Big light tan head. Plenty if lacing. Huge hop aroma with a nice malt background. Dry sweet malt taste followed by grapefruit and orange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Fresh from the brewery, poured from a can into my new Cigar City pint glass. Pours a medium red color with a pillowy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing. Great looking beer. Aroma is intensely citrusy. Smells like a big IPA. Big bold flavors flood the palate as soon as you take your first sip. Big citrus flavors, along with other fruit flavors such as apple, and a mild malty sweetness. There is a lingering bitterness but it balances everything out. This beer really caught me off guard with how good it is. Very well done, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (673) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours brown with reddish hue and tan head with some lacing. Aroma of apple and mango peels, bread, and light hops. Taste is malty bread, caramel, toffee, and rip fruit. More complex than I thought. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2290) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Aroma: Bready Malts, Caramel, Mildly Spicy Appearance: Dark Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Caramel, Bready Malts, Mild Dark Fruit, Mildly Spicy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Can. Pours clear red with a bit of white foam. Aroma is granny smith apple, cherry, dark fruits. Taste is spicy red - some alcohol astringency, orange and pine notes, ruby red grapefruit, big malt punch in the background. A well made amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Draft - caramel and sweet earthy hops. Cloudy copper with a brown head. Cedar, spice and a caramel sweetness, balanced be a nice hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
0.355l bottle. Looks really nice in the glass with a thick big extremely lacing almost fluffy off-white head on top of a amber brown cloudy body. Not much to say on the looks really. Its really sweet fruity on the nose with a ton of ripe sweet fruits. Thick juicy peaches, some fermented mango, piney hops and a thick malty base. Smells really inviting I have to admit. Doesn’t taste bad either. It is perhaps on the sweet side at first, but the piney really branch bitter find is equalizes it nicely. I get again lots of ripe old fruits in the taste. It has a really strong and powerful malty base providing it a near fudge like caramel sweetness. Pine cones and a little yeast finishes this one of nicely. Almost a nutty like yeastiness in the finish. Yeah, I quite enjoyed this one. 07.10.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 16, 2014
Drank straight from can. Not usually a fan of red ales but this is one of my favorites from CCB, Aroma is nice with citrus standing out. Hops are well balanced in this beer.

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