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Tony Jannus Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Tony Jannus Pale Ale
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Tilley4 on 08-22-2012)
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Reviews by JayQue:
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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%

Had this in a 20 or so oz glass at Carrabas at the Tampa International Airport. pours a nice hazy golden color with a fairly big white head. Good retention and lacing. Good strong aroma of citrus and piney hops.

Very good taste. This beer is pretty much on the edge between a Pale Ale and an IPA. Citrus hops are up first, then you notice a fresh hops piney/oily flavor going on. It seems there is a slight taste of tobacco to go along with the good bitterness. There is some balancing dry, biscuity malt here as well.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. Good bitterness with a little balance. Very refreshing. Would go well for sipping or with food.

I like this Pale Ale.

JayQue, Dec 13, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%

Had this last week at CCB. I got it for my wife because I thought it was "light" ale and wouldn't be too hoppy for her. Needless to say, I ended up with it while she went over to cider.

Anyway, it was a crisp and "light" in color only, ale. Not really strong enough for me in ABV or hops but very respectable for the style.

ExtraStout, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

warnerry, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of mverity
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%

On tap at CCB. Pours a hazy gold with a good amount of white head, decent lacing, thick wisps and a medium collar. Aroma is tangerine and floral hops with a little cedar. Taste is really cedary, some of the citrus as well. Medium body and carbonation.

mverity, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dogfishandi, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Cynic-ale, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

SPRichard, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%

16 oz pour into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger white head. Dissipates after a minute or two leaving a nice covering of lacing on the sides. Average amount of visible carbonation.

S: Great citrus hop aroma, grapefruit and mango dominate. Pine characteristics are very intense from the cedar.

T: Very good pale ale, starts off with a hop bouquet. Hops are similar to the aroma, citrus with a strong pine backing. Finish is what makes this beer great, very robust malt comes forward. It's a light malt but the flavor is a perfect compliment to the hop.

M: Medium body with ample carbonation. Crisp and refreshing finish.

Overall the cedar really gives this a unique taste. A very smooth pale ale that is real good for only being available at the airport.

CloudStrife, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Sammy, Jan 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

WoodBrew, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

cjgator3, Jun 16, 2014
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2.15/5  rDev -43.7%

32 oz. poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Pours with a small white head. Faint surface wisps.

Smell - Citrus and tropical fruit hops. And then a bucket of diacetyl. Ugh.

Taste - Zesty orange. Grainy. Interesting hop flavor. Like a spicy orange hop finish. Tastes really good and then diacetyl.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Low carbonation.

Overall - Could have been an interesting pale ale. Just a diacetyl bomb.

Alieniloquium, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tjcamm, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

scantonio, Oct 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Tony Jannus Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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