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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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3,945 Ratings
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Ratings: 3945
Reviews: 1013
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 FtownThrowDown:
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

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

Pours a nice reddish amber in color. Nice quarter inch of frothy head forms on the pour. Leaves very nice, spotty lacing on the entire inside of the glass.
Smell is floral, citrusy hops. Smells very enticing and welcoming.
Plenty of hop goodness in the flavor. Nice bitterness in the flavor.
Medium mouthfeel. Very nice and easy drinking. Would like to have a brewery like Cigar City local to me. They are very creative and solid in everything they do.
Will continue to seek out more of their beers.

Serving type: growler

09-27-2009 22:56:25 | More by FtownThrowDown
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy orange / amber with two fingers of off white head. Nice sticky ring after each drink. Spotty lace clings.

S - Fresh oily hops, resinous, piney, tropical fruits, some malts in the back end.

T - Layers of hops - fresh and oily citrus, fruity, grapefruit, nicely balanced with malts. Smooth and creamy mouth feel.

O - This in one ass kicking IPA that drinks dangerously easy. I wish I could get this all the time. Thanks to Nick for bringing this back from Spring Break.

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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.

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Serving type: can

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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.

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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.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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