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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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3,990 Ratings
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Ratings: 3990
Reviews: 1020
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%


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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Fantastic. So Tasty. The smell is great - candied grapefruit and peachy/tropical fruit and floral something. Wonderfully pungent. Taste follows suit and isn't particularly bitter. Enough to not be round but not so much as to be distracting. This goes on my long term winners list.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 23:45:48 | More by BrownNut
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,990 ratings.