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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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5,252 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,252
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 704
Gots: 782 | FT: 56
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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Found this beer in a can six-pack while I was staying in Orlando a few years back. Hadn't heard of Cigar City back then (I had just turned 21 so I was new to craft beer). Honestly, I picked it out for the design and by a local recommendation. This beer blew me away. Such a great complex IPA.

Specifically, the complexity lies within the balance of tropical/citrusy hop with the sweet caramel malt. Needless to say the hop is the frontrunner in this instance, but the balance adds more depth to the IPA.

I drank this while sitting out in the sun on a beautiful day reading Catcher in the Rye. In the moment it was the perfect beer.

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Poured a four finger head with a gorgeous amber body from a can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. A tropical nose, if that makes sense. Presents with a citrusy hop blast, with a pervasive and fruity sweetness; there are pine notes, but they are almost too subtle to mention. A refreshing and light mouthfeel, resulting in a session-beer-like drinkability. This is a unique IPA, and one at least in the top ten. I'll fight anyone who says otherwise.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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