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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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3,925 Ratings
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Ratings: 3925
Reviews: 1009
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 beerman207:
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beerman207

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off - thanks to Bamadog for the hookup with this single from Cigar City. I had the cedar version of this prior and didn't get a chance to review it but thoroughly enjoyed it.

A: Cloudy orange with a nice fluffy head that sticks around forever. Amazing look.

S: Interesting nose - smells of faint citrus but may have some element of melon present?

T: Wow. Bitter up front, Pine hops linger a while giving way to the malt back. Very nice balance in the flavor.

M: Great carbonation

D: All night long. I need more of this IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 01:42:54 | More by beerman207
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A - Light amber, one inch light beige rocky head, great lacing.

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

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

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12oz Can

Canned: 3/12/14

Mark passed me a can of Jai Alai last night. Thank again! A surprisingly dark pour for an IPA, burnt orange to be more precise with highlights bordering on red but never quite reaching that point. There's enough haze to keep me from seeing through the body at all. A dirty white head grows to a finger in height before falling to a thick ring that leaves patchy lace.

Buttered biscuits lay a fairly substantial foundation with a nice sweetness. The hop profile seems to be all citrus all the time. Orange and grapefruit, sweetened with brown sugar, are in the forefront with a slight lactic sweetness as well. There is some pine on the backend as well. This IPA is a month old but for some reason I don't get much from the nose. There's some sweetness and some hoppiness but they are hard to pick out and muddled.

The flavor profile is brighter than the nose would suggest but still muddled. Biscuit and caramel maltiness lay it down, both are clean, which is a plus. The hop profile is pretty nondescript, it's citrus, orange and grapefruit but that's it, generic orange and grapefruit, no jam, no pith, no rind. The finish shows a burst of pine with underlying earthiness.

The mouthfeel is the best part of this beer. There's a medium body with snappy carbonation and a growing bitterness I enjoy. The finish is bone dry, accentuating the dryness. The bitterness lingers long after each drink. Nicely done.

Jai Alai is disappointing. I've had this a handful of times in the past, it's been a few years, and remember liking it much more than I do tonight. It's drab, dull, and muddled. I don't think I'd buy this beer in the future. More for everybody else I suppose.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,925 ratings.