Tony Jannus Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Tilley4 on 08-22-2012

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Reviews:
22
Ratings:
199
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
33.42%
 
 
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 199
Reviews by Tilley4:
Photo of Tilley4
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer at the Tampa airport where it is brewed exclusively... i was excited to get to try this...

Arrives looking hazy and golden...lots of active carbonation.. almost looks unfiltered...

Surprisingly pungent hop aromas waft out of the glass...this has amazing hoppy appeal. Very reminiscent of their Jai Alai... terrific aromas...

A huge burst of hoppiness right out of the gate have me surprised as hell... this may say APA but its screaming IPA... sharp and biting... this may be one of the best APAs I've ever had... amazing...

Well frankly I was shocked at how amazing this was... an awesome brew that floored me with its hoppiness...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mverity
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Richie_Inman
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dogfishandi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnyb
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Shawner
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of KensWorld
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.16/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Stugotzo
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of wilfonzo
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Polish1989brew
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbuzz
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of mobrockman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Dpelst11
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Tony Jannus Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 199 ratings.
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