Invasion is an American Pale Ale brewed by Cigar City Brewing, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, was served in a tulip pint glass from a can.
Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange capped by a towering stack of soapy, white foam that exhibits modest retention. Lovely patches of sticky lace cling to the glass.
Aroma is soft but pleasant, offering a blend of citrus and tropical fruit.
Cracker malt leads the palate and transitions to a mild bite of spicy hops followed by a touch of lemon zest, and a semisweet note of pineapple. Bitterness is mild throughout but appropriate for the style.
Slick mouthfeel has a slightly oily body that’s less than medium with moderate carbonation.
Invasion is refreshing, easy to drink, and with a relatively low ABV, is a fine candidate for a session beer. As one of Cigar City’s core offerings, this pale is more than just serviceable, it’s a solid representation of the style.
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