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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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3,942 Ratings
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Ratings: 3942
Reviews: 1012
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours copper in color with notes of citrus and tropical fruit in the aroma. Flavor has upfront citrus bitterness with a hint of caramel and citrus and tropical fruit hop notes in the finish.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008)
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Reviews by Bennettrox:
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Bennettrox

Tennessee

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dolfan84 for this one!

A - Dark amber with one finger head.

S - Very much key to east coast style. Citrus, grapefruit, maybe a little orange and pineapple. Very crisp

T - Shining point for me. Citrus up front with a surprising pine element that I couldn't find in the nose. Stick grapefruit and caramel finishes off strong.

M - Medium carbonation, very easy to drink.

O - Another great beer from CCB. Fresh, this is a great IPA and a very drinkable one. Can't wait to try more

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 20:10:42 | More by Bennettrox
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rphbrew

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-17-2014 23:22:31 | More by rphbrew
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rcairney1

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this last night. It was on my "to drink" list and rated higher than stone's to-go ipa I had in my hand. So I put the to-go down and picked this up. Big mistake #1. I also bought a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid for the long ride home (shhhh, don't tell anyone), which I'm sure didn't help Jai Ali in comparison, mistake #2. When I got home, my beer geek brother-in-law and I got to tasting and dissecting.

It pours darker and richer than I would have imagined.
Pretty, thick, deceiving head.
The smell was decent, but muted, and you could almost smell the taste of an off balanced, overpowering bitterness that would not allow this to be a daily drinker.
The taste, oh the taste. It is bitter. It is hoppy, but not in a great way. It is citrusy, but not in a good way.

Don't get me wrong, I wanted to try it and I did, and I have zero regrets. I like trying new beers and checking them off my list. But this is not one that I will come back to.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 19:35:00 | More by rcairney1
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2014 17:47:11 | More by atrocity
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-17-2014 15:35:10 | More by DVeale
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-17-2014 15:34:08 | More by countmeoutt
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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-17-2014 04:44:29 | More by N8tronics
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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-17-2014 04:44:03 | More by Kramerwtmf
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MisSigsFan

California

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can. Dated 1/28/14 so it's a bit older. Pours a golden amber with a white head. A bit darker than most IPAs. The nose isn't too strong but there's a lot of citrus and just a bit of tropical fruit. Taste follows the nose mostly. Citrus up front with tropical fruit in the finish. Bitterness isn't too overpowering. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Hopefully this is just an age issue. It feels a bit heavy to me. Overall this is pretty great. I wish I could get my hands on a fresher can though.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 02:07:11 | More by MisSigsFan
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-17-2014 01:14:17 | More by soundscience
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-16-2014 22:47:04 | More by EdelweissDad
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12oz can purchased at The New Leaf Market in Tallahassee, FL.

Golden with good clarity and a small off white head. Aroma is a nice mix of tropical fruits and toasted malts. Flavors lean toward the hops with a tropical fruits and citrus. But they're supported by toasted and biscuity malts. A moderate consistency and carbonation.

A good, solid IPA.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 22:34:29 | More by GJ40
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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-16-2014 19:03:42 | More by mhind52
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Maine

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-16-2014 18:03:36 | More by Westyn
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-16-2014 16:09:23 | More by sachie23
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New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-16-2014 03:55:01 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-16-2014 01:56:55 | More by TheTinDoor
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Zach136

Georgia

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/20/14 - Reviewed 21 days later - 4/10/14. Poured into an IPA glass.

A - Light amber, one inch light beige rocky head, great lacing.

S - Moderate tropical fruit medley with a touch of grass in the background.

T - Juicy citrus hop profile. Very light bitterness. Little to no yeast/ malt profile.

M - Medium bodied, excellent carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable.

O - Incredibly flavorful and drinkable IPA. One of the more intensely tropical/citrusy single IPAs out there. An instant classic.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 01:38:12 | More by Zach136
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2014 23:01:23 | More by gmendez1122
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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04-15-2014 02:44:39 | More by Gunch52
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,942 ratings.