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Offline arsenal610

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Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
« on: January 26, 2013, 05:31:12 PM »
I'm so happy to have easy access to Cigar City Brews.  I just tried their Jai Alai IPA (canned) and it is probably one of the most flavorful IPAs out there.    This one does have a low hop profile, but it's still a high class IPA in my book. 

Anybody have the opportunity to try it?  Especially out of the can.   

Here's my video review on it, if you would like to check it out.

http://full.sc/S45ic1

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Re: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 05:07:26 PM »
I've tried it several times, in bottles, and it's friggin' awesome. 

I wish I could get cigar city here.  I've only ever gotten it in trades.  Always impressed tho.

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Re: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 06:26:43 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean by low hop profile.  This beer has tons of hop flavor, like a west coast late-hopped IPA with substantial bitterness.  The malt flavor and sweetness balances the hops well, but does not dominate the hop flavor or bitterness. 
I feel lucky that it is made right down the street from me so I can get the special versions offered at the tasting room.  The white oak aged version is especially nice.
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