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James checks in from Florida's West Coast:
Beer: Jai Alai India Pale Ale
Brewer: Cigar City Brewing Co., Tampa, FL
Appearance: Copper, dark, cloudy, menacing, almost psychedelic lacing
Smell: Sweet and sour citrusy with some breadiness
Taste: Initial taste of dry, bitter hops flows into something like mango/grapefruit combo with a hint of pine and back to a hop punch at the end. Wonderfully complex!
Mouthfeel: Crisp, not heavy like an imperial, but still substantive - a sipper for sure, but could sip many, 7.5% not withstanding...
Overall: This beer has everything: not heavy, but complex with nice hop/malt/citrus balance and nice high ABV. One for the desert island.... A+