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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,617 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,617
Reviews: 1,118
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 738
Gots: 905 | FT: 54
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a Ommegang chalice glass

Appearance- A yellowish color with red highlights. 2 fingers of fluffy cloud like head that slowly dissipates and leaves some nice streaky lacing.

Smell- Tons of grapefruit and other citrus with some notes of bready malt and pine.

Taste- A strong bready backbone with punches of citrus to the tounge all the way through the finish. Also, some small amounts of pine and earthy hops towards the finish. Very nice balance.

Mouthfeel- A nice medium mouthfeel with great carbonation balance.

Overall- Not a big hop head but this is definitly top notch for an IPA. I loved the nice balance between the malt and hops which may turn off some hop heads, but makes it very tasty in my book.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,617 ratings.