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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,741 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,741
Reviews: 1,068
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 641
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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Jake_Ramrod

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass at Chez Henahan - my house.

A: Pours a beautiful copper color with about a one inch creamy looking head. An initial rush of carbonation that quickly subsided. Just a little lacing down the sides of the glass. Fairly hazy appearance.

S: Wonderful citrus notes up front with a caramel undertone. Hints of tangerine and orange. A pleasurable mix of tangy and sweet all at once. The smell is pulling me in.

T: Right off the bat, it tastes quite different than most of the IPAs I've had lately - but in a good way. This is a very easy to drink IPA. There is certainly some underlying bitterness to it, but it isn't in the forefront of the flavor. Very well balanced beer. The caramel really mellows out the acidity of the hops and lends itself to a sessionable experience. Your sure can't tell it's 7.5% alcohol. IMO, it is skirting the edge of being an IPA and a Pale Ale.

M: The beer comes across as light in the mouth, yet still has enough range to be noticable after it is gone. Again, an all-around easy to drink beer.

O: This is the kind of beer that can elicit alot of different reviews because nothing about it is very pronounced. It is a very well balanced beer that does a superb job of melding its parts harmoniously. Yet, nothing really stands out about it either. Overall, I really like this beer because it is a breath of fresh air in the craft beer scene where IPAs tend to try to "out-hop" each other. I can imagine sitting back and rolling through a sixer of these on a beautfiul spring afternoon. This is my kind of beer.

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 01:45:19 | More by Jake_Ramrod
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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