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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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rlee1390

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy bright orange, two finder white head that leaves behind some lacing.

S-Great hop profile, citrus orange, floral notes as well.

T-Not as good as the nose but still good. Very citrus and tropical mangoes even. Slight bitterness though.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, smooth not much in the way of hop resins.

O-A top notch IPA, could have used a tad more bitterness for my taste but still great.

Serving type: can

04-06-2013 21:39:29 | More by rlee1390
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S - Lovely rich smell of sweet citrus, and pine.
T - Juicy grapefruit/cirtus with hop and a touch of piney flavor.
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,996 ratings.