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Cigar City "Jai Alai"
Cigar City Brewing - Tampa, Florida USA
IPA (ABV 7.5%) (IBU 70)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a hazy copper orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that had great retention, lasting throughout and producing excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was mildly sweet with a grain malt, floral and herbal hops and a sweet yeast with notes of citrus (orange), caramel, pineapple and mango.

The taste was a bit malty sweet with a slight bitter undertone and a hint of caramel and a mild fruit ester early on, but became very hoppy with a bitter citrus peel finish. The flavor lingered for a good long while following consumption, being mostly of a bitter citrus taste.

Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body and dry in texture with a moderate carbonation.

Overall a well rounded IPA, nice and bitter yet sweet and fruity...

Sampled: 8/28/2012
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