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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

4,769 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,769
Reviews: 1,069
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 645
Gots: 621 | 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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dowen17

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured aggressively into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper color with a one finger head. Great lacing and decent retention for an IPA. Huge lacing down the entire glass.

On the nose is orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine and other citrus esters. Earthy notes linger in the back and some pine resin begins to come through at the end.

Taste is very citrus forward. Sweet tangerine and bitter grapefruit meld perfectly. Some malt backbone really gives this beer a great balance. Some honey sweetness. Pine bitterness rests on the back of the tongue but its not just a hop bomb. There's a hint of grain/wheat at the very end that was surprising but welcomed as a nice touch for this style.

On the light side of medium bodied but not watery at all. Very nice carbonation. Keeps the flavors alive in your mouth and makes the beer very refreshing.

Very good IPA. Would definitely drink again. Well worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 02:55:52 | More by dowen17
More User Reviews:
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Jennymonster

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hoping that this review is more than just the pangs of nostalgia, I find that Cigar City is a brewery founded upon an eclectic assortment of beer. Jai Alai is a hop head's paradise.

Straight from the can, a delicious beach beer. When poured into a glass and paired with blackened grouper, it's devine. The head is frothy and has staying power. Not to be ignored, the scent is reminiscent of a floral, bright IPA, but with subtle notes of something sweet and alluring... I've read "caramel", but prefer to think it is the aroma of something brewed especially for fairies at play in the land of dreams and sweets and candy.

Serving type: can

08-01-2014 21:15:11 | More by Jennymonster
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Zilcho

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-01-2014 21:12:11 | More by Zilcho
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sicilian

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-01-2014 20:06:23 | More by sicilian
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MaxPowers

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-01-2014 19:24:37 | More by MaxPowers
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WI-Beer-Man

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-01-2014 04:23:52 | More by WI-Beer-Man
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Sinnian

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

08-01-2014 00:02:24 | More by Sinnian
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JeffKowalek

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-31-2014 22:17:45 | More by JeffKowalek
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sbrock22

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-31-2014 20:09:21 | More by sbrock22
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raulazzer

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-31-2014 17:48:29 | More by raulazzer
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kdown

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-31-2014 16:03:52 | More by kdown
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jrschaef

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-31-2014 15:57:31 | More by jrschaef
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Sintech

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-31-2014 12:30:12 | More by Sintech
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Kochiss

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-31-2014 10:07:48 | More by Kochiss
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tastesogood

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-31-2014 08:23:16 | More by tastesogood
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dtsnashua


3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-31-2014 01:38:57 | More by dtsnashua
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ryanatuk

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-31-2014 00:38:29 | More by ryanatuk
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Jplynch04


3/5  rDev -29.7%

07-30-2014 23:36:01 | More by Jplynch04
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KathrynD

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-30-2014 22:30:40 | More by KathrynD
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Carmack

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-30-2014 22:16:12 | More by Carmack
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BookBen

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2014 21:15:37 | More by BookBen
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Brewsnpucks

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is about the only reason I would go back to Florida...

I know the true characteristic of a beer is realized after it has been decanted but Jai Alai is great straight out of the can. Refreshing and well balanced hop profile with a clean crisp finish. Does not linger on the tongue and only leaves you wanting to go back for another sip. Even when poured the beer exhibits a beautiful color and wonderful citrus (orange peel) aroma. A great tight head that lingers on the edge of the class tells me that someone has taken their time to get it right.

Serving type: can

07-30-2014 18:51:31 | More by Brewsnpucks
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supaadam

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2014 18:44:44 | More by supaadam
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2014 17:55:44 | More by cofeeguru
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lonestarstate97

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-30-2014 14:50:04 | More by lonestarstate97
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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