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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

4,761 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,761
Reviews: 1,069
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 644
Gots: 618 | FT: 51
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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Reviews by julian:
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julian

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours looks to be fairly big bodied and hazy. Coppery orange in color with a very healthy off white colored head that lingers nicely. 4

S: It’s definitely dominant on the malt (caramel), and has a lot of bready/toasty aromas, brown sugar and a bit of raisin 3

T&M: Taste is pretty much in line with the aroma. Lots of caramel, sweet malt, almost burnt brown sugar like or solventy. There’s also some toasted malt flavor along with a hop character that’s definitely present and trying to vie for attention, but it’s just not a hop presence I’m enoying. The mouthfeel is nice. Medium - big bodied and creamy smooth, although there is a weird roof of my mouth “tingle” that it’s causing and I’ve never felt that before. 3 / 4

O: Too malty for an IPA, although some may like it. It’s got a decent hop presence but it’s not remarkable and doesn’t make me want more. Too much caramel malt. Not balanced enough for me for the style, and not my kind of IPA aroma or taste. 3

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 16:53:57 | More by julian
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,761 ratings.