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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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4,580 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,580
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 629
Gots: 554 | FT: 48
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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dcloeren

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JayAre46 for this bottle. Review from notes

Poured a cloudy bright orange with 1 finger of bubbly bright white head. Decent lacing.

Sweet tropical fruit hops but not as pungent as I would have liked it to be...

Taste follows the nose but with more of a distinct hop presence. Good tropical citrus taste with a very light hint of caramel

Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. I thought that the mouthfeel was the definite highlight of the beer

Overall it was a nice tropical tasting IPA. Very refreshing. Tough to not hold the hype train against it but I was very pleased with this beer and wish I had more

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 14:14:25 | More by dcloeren
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,580 ratings.