Tony Jannus Pale Ale | Cigar City Brewing

202 Ratings

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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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Photo of Tilley4
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
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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4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a pint glass at the brewpub in the Tampa airport. Light golden body with a slightly over one-finger white head. Decent retention and light lacing.

Nice citrus hop aroma leaning slightly toward the tropical fruit spectrum. Light, sweet malt in the background. Very good aroma for an APA.

The flavor follows the aroma very closely. Solid hop flavors leaning a little more toward pine than I noticed in the aroma. No interference from the malt flavors as they nicely take a complimentary back seat.

Light to medium texture in the mouthfeel and very drinkable. One of the better APAs I've had.

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4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden yellow with a bit of haze, and a one finger lacy white head. Fair amount of visible carbonation.

S: Citrus/grapefruit and pine hops, with a bit of cracker malt. Aroma is overall a little subtle - not punch-in-the-face lake an IPA.

T: Follows the nose very nicely. The balance is hop-forward, but seems more of a result of the light malt rather than being overly hopped. The palate adds a bit of tropical fruit flavors. The finish is citrus/lemony pith.

M: Light mouthfeel, good carbonation sensation. No alcohol presence to speak of.

O: This is a really good APA. It's not a style that lends itself to anything spectacular generally, but this is a quality example. This could be very sessionable.

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tried this on a recent trip - on tap. Solid head, great lacing, very smooth on the front end and hoppy on the back. Very drinkable, great feel, good hop flavor and aroma. Solid beer!

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

October 28, 2014

Draft, shaker pint

A – Light gold, high clarity, dark straw notes. Mild bubbly head, does not last long, light traces of white bubbles remain.

S – Very high hop aromas, grapefruit and tropical citrus. Some mild pine and resin. Almost no malt or yeast character on the nose.

T – Despite the aroma, there is a lightly toasted bread malt presence to hold up the hops. Mild hop bitterness, and similar to the aroma, grapefruit and resin, with some tropical notes. I might not have placed the cedar if not for reading the description, but it does add a mild, woody bite.

M – Moderately malty, juicy up front, with mild hop and woody bite and moderately dry finish.

O – A very drinkable pale ale with a unique blend of hops and the wood addition. Great beer.

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

32 ounce growler from Cigar City Brewing, drank same day as poured. Not generally a big fan of pale ales but liked this one very much.

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4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32oz growler into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This guy pours out a golden color with a smaller head. The aroma is sharply hoppy, citrusy and grainy. The taste is excellent, it's a highly hopped pale ale with a nice light backbone of malts and grains. The mouthfeel is light and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is great. What else is to say here? This is just an excellent hop-forward pale ale, perfect for something light and refreshing for the hop-head.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Tony Jannus Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 202 ratings
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