New Beer Blog Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Cigar City Brewery.  It is their Invasion Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of Cigar City Brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Florida craft brewery.  Let us get into this pale ale.

It has a clear golden color without a head on this pale ale. The aroma has heavy citrus notes like a west coast pale ale. The taste has a citrus to slight lemon notes. There is a nice west coast hop bitterest that hangs along throughout the tasting experience and aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their description from their website (

Invasion® | Cigar City Brewing

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. Cheers!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter: @cigarcitybeer

Closing, I have been wanting to try this beer for a long time.  I was happy to see this in my case when my friend Mike brought it back from Florida.  Thanks again for bring this back.  It is a perfect beer for the Florida area.  There are times when beers do not work in other areas.  For example, beers in the Northeast part of the United States sometimes do not go over well in Hawaii.  Craft Breweries brew beers for their areas.  This beer and brewery has it right and their beers went over here in Michigan.  I like it. It is a special beer since I cannot get it. It is not Sierra Nevada Pale Ale but still good.  If they hit the market here in Michigan, this beer will be more in cost than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.  I hate to say it but I will go with Sierra Nevada.  It is almost the same beer.  I could be wrong.  Overall, this is a great beer.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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