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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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4,578 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,578
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 629
Gots: 552 | FT: 48
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 roodie:
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roodie

Texas

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Lagunitas pint jar

A: pours a hazy honey color with thick foamy white head. Head dissipates soon and leaves little lacing

S: bitter hops are dulled by sweet malts. Vanilla sugariness and tea bitterness

T: mellow vanilla is spiced by the tea flavored hoppy bitterness. More pronounced than the nose suggests

M: very smooth. Hoppy bitterness gives way to a velvety maltiness. Low carbonation suits this one.

O: beautiful interplay of hops and malts. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 02:23:19 | More by roodie
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Taste: Like it smells. Jai Alai is delicious. It's a very well balanced beer that starts with grapefruit and citrus which gives way to smooth malt and finishes bitter and clean . The high ABV (7.5%) is perfectly disguised. It's easy to drink too much!

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Overall, this is my go-to IPA when I can find it. It's not as bitter as a west coast IPA, and not as fruity or juicy as the North East IPAs, but it fits perfectly right in the middle. Jai Alai is an excellent IPA.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,578 ratings.