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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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4,763 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,763
Reviews: 1,069
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 644
Gots: 619 | FT: 51
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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MattyBones

New York

4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this for the first time 2 years ago at the suggestion from my local distributor and absolutely loved it, but when I went back to get some more it was gone and I haven't been able to find it around my way since up until recent. And now it was available in cans! Couldn't wait to dig into this and see if the wonderful flavor remained.

Appearance: Pores a nice cloudy, golden/orange color with a foamy white head about a finger thick.

Smell: hops, tropical fruit and citrus dominate the nose.

Taste: Hops hit the palate with a solid blend of citrus and tropical fruits. Tastes of grapefruit, some mango and a slight hint of vanilla with nicely blended malts help balance out this brew making it nice and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Rich, frothy, oily (but not too much) feel. Very smooth yet it coats the palate nicely allowing that wonderful mix of flavor and hops to linger but it doesn't overpower. Very well balanced, smooth IPA.

Overall; Extremely happy to have this readily available once again. Digging the cans! Just incase it does pull another vanishing act I stocked up making this my go-to beer of the moment. Would love to try some of Cigar City's other offerings if they are ever available around my way.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 14:34:44 | More by MattyBones
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,763 ratings.