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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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95
world-class

3,984 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3984
Reviews: 1020
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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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-09-2013 00:29:54 | More by bccrosley
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mabermud

Washington

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

This is a very good tasting beer with high marks for drinkability, smell, and taste.

A - This beer looks charming. It pours a dark orange with a lot of lacing as the glass empties. There is goodness (particles) floating in the beer.
S - Lovely rich smell of sweet citrus, and pine.
T - Juicy grapefruit/cirtus with hop and a touch of piney flavor.
M - Outstanding. Subdued, dense carbonation that expands in your mouth.
O - Very yummy and session drinkable.

This reminds me of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, but with more flavor and complexity.

This beer reminds me of the beach and the sun. This is a very nice beer with a great future.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 02:52:43 | More by mabermud
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Busker

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-23-2014 01:35:59 | More by Busker
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RedRockOasis

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2014 22:15:23 | More by RedRockOasis
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profholt82

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2014 18:57:01 | More by profholt82
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JackOC85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2014 15:59:01 | More by JackOC85
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-22-2014 06:40:02 | More by Chris_Panos
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint glass. Moderately aggressive hand. A completely indecipherable blob is stamped on the base of the can.

A: Golden yellow body with a orange tint. Faint haze. 2 fingers of off-white head with good retention. Big and rocky as it goes. Moderate lacing. Great.

S: Fruit-forward hop with a nice citrus character. Grapefruit. Apricot. Light grass. I'm not picking up many distinct elements, but damn, the whole is very nice.

T: A welcoming, fruity bitterness opens. Development of a nicely integrated malt backbone that sits in perfect balance. Finishes semi-dry with a tasty hop bitterness lingering in the aftertaste. Minimal alcohol presence. Excellent citrus and tropical fruit notes. Vanilla.

M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. Slightly oily. Very smooth.

O: I don't know if it's all the mulch I shoveled today, or the sweet can , or what, but this one just hit the spot. Really a fine drinker. Highly session-able for the ABV. Refreshing but with good depth. Get some to enjoy on the patio.

Prost!

Serving type: can

04-22-2014 03:17:19 | More by fourstringer
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/20/14, poured into a pint glass

Takes perfect shape on the pour, two and a half fingers fill out the glass perfectly. Moderately cloudy with moderate carbonation on the sides, a medium/dark golden orange on the color

Smells of sharp tropical fruits- guava, pineapple, and dragon fruit, mixing with a good amount of pine and citrus. Spicy submissive caramel backed up with a touch of alcohol

Taste is close with the smell, many of the same strong tropical fruits- pine apple, guava, grapefruit, and some pine. Malts also follow well, subtle and sweet finishing with a tiny bit of alcohol

Feel is a moderate body with a wet finish. Alcohol concealed pretty well,moderate bitterness, drinks super easy

Overall I couldn't imagine a better beach beer. Would give anything to have this in Nevada, big thanks to passepar2 on reddit for the trade

Serving type: can

04-22-2014 01:59:34 | More by lordofstarside
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Boomer_Briggs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 22:58:20 | More by Boomer_Briggs
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Nefarious

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 22:22:31 | More by Nefarious
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GoodBeerTire

Georgia

4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Upon opening this beer I first smelled mango & honey notes. Later some sweet biscuit malt. Very well balanced.

The color is a beautiful amber, with a nice 1-2 finger head, which laces nicely.

The flavor of this IPA is lightly sweet, with a perfectly hoppy middle & ending. One of the best balanced IPAs I have tried.

The carbonation is also in the Goldilocks 'just right' zone.

This is an amazing brew. Very drinkable. I only wish my friend would have given me a few more to drink.

Serving type: can

04-21-2014 22:05:07 | More by GoodBeerTire
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ESCO138

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-21-2014 21:17:45 | More by ESCO138
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-21-2014 18:21:23 | More by Knoxrb12
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sneth019

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 14:12:37 | More by sneth019
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jeremy3311

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-21-2014 11:57:50 | More by jeremy3311
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 01:37:59 | More by pveilleux
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-20-2014 21:41:09 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-20-2014 19:46:10 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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nmickels13

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-20-2014 18:53:07 | More by nmickels13
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nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2014 14:28:59 | More by nh_hawkeye
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Cadbury

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-20-2014 12:55:07 | More by Cadbury
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fx20736

New York

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Acquired as part of a trade on 4/17/14. Poured into a Pint at cool temp.

Appearance: peach tinted copper with a cotton candy web of awesome sticky lacing.

Smell: tropical fruit overload; mango, guava, pineapple.

taste: eucalyptus, pineapple juice

mouthfeel: nothing special

overall: remminds me a lot of Flower Power.

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 04:45:17 | More by fx20736
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Garbarino

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-20-2014 02:13:19 | More by Garbarino
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into glass

Thick , white billowy two finger head with great lacings. Trace of carbonation

Aroma of tropical fruits, floral, whisper of pine

Smooth, clean balanced. Hops on the front of the tongue. Gentle carbonation, slight bitter finish and aftertaste . A session able IPA?

Recommended by a friend, great suggestion.

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 23:30:14 | More by WunderLlama
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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