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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,729 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,729
Reviews: 1,068
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 640
Gots: 604 | FT: 50
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours copper in color with notes of citrus and tropical fruit in the aroma. Flavor has upfront citrus bitterness with a hint of caramel and citrus and tropical fruit hop notes in the finish.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008)
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B967ierhunter177

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1.68/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear copper color with no head or lace. Tha aroma is of bread crust and grapefruit. The flavor begins with grapefruit and caramel notes with an overpowering hop bitterness in the finish that's almost medicinal. There's a strong bitter aftertaste long after it's gone. The mouthfeel is medium-light. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA is a so-so beer that fits the style ccriteria. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 23:03:19 | More by B967ierhunter177
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,729 ratings.