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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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4,702 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,702
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 640
Gots: 597 | 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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KarlosT

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being from New England (w/ lots of great micro-brews), my brother proudly took me to Cigar City Brewing in Tampa Florida. And I must say I was very impressed with both the quality and the number of excellent craft-brews on tap. The organization is very well run, and I fully expect to find their beers in the New England region in the near future ( I can see them expanding nationally).

I started with a taster rack of Jai Alai (IPA), Resonator Double Bock, El Lector English Style Dark Ale, and the Puppy Breath Porter. All were excellent.

Jail Alai is a West Coast style IPA. Having recently home brewed something similar, I'm definitely fond of this style of beer.

Had theJai Alai in a small 4oz tasting glass.

Appearance:
translucent yellow, with whitish head.

Smell:
sublte citrus hoppy notes. guessing it was dry hopped, but not aggressively so.

Taste:
wonderful taste. Love the citrus flavor of the hops. Hoppy, but not aggressively so. Very refined IPA. What I've noticed in many IPA's is a slight metal after taste. Not so with this beer.

MF:
lighter bodied beer, appropriate for an IPA

Overall:
Excellent IPA. Put it up there with Racer 5, one of my favorites. If you like IPA's definitely try this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2012 12:55:24 | More by KarlosT
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,702 ratings.