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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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3,996 Ratings
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Ratings: 3996
Reviews: 1020
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%


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 micromaniac129:
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is cloudy with sediment of some sort. The color is amber with a smallish head.
Not picking up much aroma wise. Some light hops and malts with no destinct smell.
Taste is vaque. Light hops and malts.
Taste is good, but somewhat harsh, but with a clean finish.
Drinks easy and really isn't that bad but nothing stands out to me, at least according to the many reviews.
Stands up well to all you basic chain restaraunt IPA's - bland

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 12:34:47 | More by micromaniac129
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,996 ratings.