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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 5,907
Reviews: 1,154
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 806
Gots: 1,093 | FT: 61
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

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
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being from New England (w/ lots of great micro-brews), my brother proudly took me to Cigar City Brewing in Tampa Florida. And I must say I was very impressed with both the quality and the number of excellent craft-brews on tap. The organization is very well run, and I fully expect to find their beers in the New England region in the near future ( I can see them expanding nationally).

I started with a taster rack of Jai Alai (IPA), Resonator Double Bock, El Lector English Style Dark Ale, and the Puppy Breath Porter. All were excellent.

Jail Alai is a West Coast style IPA. Having recently home brewed something similar, I'm definitely fond of this style of beer.

Had theJai Alai in a small 4oz tasting glass.

Appearance:
translucent yellow, with whitish head.

Smell:
sublte citrus hoppy notes. guessing it was dry hopped, but not aggressively so.

Taste:
wonderful taste. Love the citrus flavor of the hops. Hoppy, but not aggressively so. Very refined IPA. What I've noticed in many IPA's is a slight metal after taste. Not so with this beer.

MF:
lighter bodied beer, appropriate for an IPA

Overall:
Excellent IPA. Put it up there with Racer 5, one of my favorites. If you like IPA's definitely try this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a pint snifter. No visible bottling date.

Look- Medium amber, slight orange-red hue. Two fingers of dense eggshell foam leaves an ample web of lace.

Smell- Floral, nutty, citrus rind, spruce, passionfruit, mild earthy, light sweetness. Swirling brings out all sorts of tropical fruits- starfruit, mango, meatier papaya, and a bolder sweetness. Light brown sugar. Very nice.

Taste- Bright citrus, tropical fruit, fir needles, nutty, light toffee feel, biscuit, mild bitterness. Floral, nectar, citric hops fade to white tea. Gobs and gobs of hop flavor without becoming too bitter. Toasted biscuit malt and light sweetness balance nicely. Exceptional flavor.

Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, juicy. Clean finish with the barest hint of light syrup. Very easy drinking.

Overall- Delicious, and packs more bright American citrus and fruity hop flavor in than you'd expect was possible without actually mixing it with mango juice. An American IPA all the way, and I regret not being able to purchase it regularly. Consider yourself lucky if this is on tap or on the shelf in your area.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,907 ratings.