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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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4,681 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,681
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 638
Gots: 594 | 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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caulfield

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can (dated Sept 24th, served Oct 19th) into a pint glass

Appearance: Amber/copper-orangish with a nice white lacing. Not too thick of a head

Smell: Citrus; notes of grapefruit. Very floral/tropical (although since I'm in Florida, maybe I'm projecting that).

Taste: It's a very clean taste (not too filtered). The hops come through very nicely without being too dominant. There is also a nice citrus (coriander & grapefruit)? taste in the background. Leaves a very pleasant after taste.

Mouthfeel: Sweet, light. very true to style.

Overall: Definitely lives up to the hype. I should mention that I am not a hop head, I'm not even a big IPA fan, plus, its October (I should be drinking an Octoberfest), but this beer defies the odds. It is an amazing IPA. Definitely one of the best IPAs I've ever tried. In fact, it almost restores my faith in IPAs. If you're thinking about picking this up or trying it, definitely do it.

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 00:48:36 | More by caulfield
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,681 ratings.