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Pairing beer and cigars involves finding complementary flavors and profiles that enhance each other to improve the overall sensory experience. I wrote a more detailed guide that covers generally how you should pair beer and cigars. It's definitely worth a read if you want to learn more about this.
Certain beer styles, such as stouts, pilsners, or IPAs, may pair better with specific cigar profiles. Factors like the beer's maltiness, hoppiness, sweetness, or acidity, along with the cigar's body, strength, and flavor notes, are considered when selecting a suitable pairing.
IPAs are known for their pronounced hop bitterness, floral aromas, and citrusy notes, so when pairing them with cigars, it's often recommended to select cigars with a medium to full body and flavor, as they can stand up to the intensity of the IPA.
As personal preferences play a role, exploring different IPAs and cigars allows individuals to discover pairings that suit their own tastes and preferences. Below are 5 specific recommendations for pairing relatively easy to find IPAs with relatively easy to find cigars.
The hoppy and citrusy notes of the IPA can balance well with the creamy and slightly sweet flavors of the Champagne Churchill, creating a harmonious combination.
The bold and intense flavors of the Stone IPA can hold up against the rich and full-bodied character of the Padrón Maduro, providing a robust and satisfying pairing.
The floral and fruity hops of the Two Hearted Ale can complement the woody and nutty flavors of the Hemingway Short Story, resulting in a balanced and enjoyable combination.
The continuous hopping process in the IPA can stand up to the complexity of the Reserva Real Robusto, offering a delightful interplay of flavors.
The hoppy and refreshing taste of the Lagunitas IPA can contrast nicely with the rich and smooth flavors of the Oliva Serie V Melanio, creating a pleasant and memorable pairing.
Cheers, and long ashes!