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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,732 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,732
Reviews: 1,068
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 640
Gots: 604 | FT: 50
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 klkatz:
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klkatz

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

it's balanced like a russian gymnast... nice bite, decent mouthfeel.... not too bitter but a nice hop taste.

i guess it looks like an IPA should look.... like when a ball player makes a routine play you'd expect that they'd make the routine play, but the difference sometimes between an all-star and the scrubs is making the routine play... routine. 4 for appearance based on this philosophy.

clean and crisp upfront but then it finishes smoother than most american IPAs... kudos for that... no bitter beer face. but who doesn't like bitter beer? oh yeah... chicks.

Serving type: can

06-04-2013 01:35:38 | More by klkatz
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Jai Alai has become my favorite beer after trying over 30 different IPAs. The can has a nice design to it and I always appreciate companies that list their alcohol percentage on the label. Haven't been able to find it in bottles, but it doesn't really make too much of a difference to me since I pour it into a glass. Has a great orange color to it, and unbeatable aroma of tangerines and other citrus.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,732 ratings.