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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

4,980 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,980
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 670
Gots: 692 | FT: 52
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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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.6%

12-29-2011 03:27:56 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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Monnie

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -76.6%

11-19-2012 01:35:01 | More by Monnie
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dtbook

Colorado

1/5  rDev -76.6%

01-22-2012 00:52:42 | More by dtbook
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sweene83

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -64.9%

07-25-2014 16:15:43 | More by sweene83
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.68/5  rDev -60.7%

Pours a clear copper color with no head or lace. Tha aroma is of bread crust and grapefruit. The flavor begins with grapefruit and caramel notes with an overpowering hop bitterness in the finish that's almost medicinal. There's a strong bitter aftertaste long after it's gone. The mouthfeel is medium-light. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA is a so-so beer that fits the style ccriteria. Not recommended.

01-25-2012 23:03:19 | More by B967ierhunter177
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jrichstar

Maryland

1.75/5  rDev -59%

06-14-2014 03:03:12 | More by jrichstar
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -53.2%

12-27-2011 01:30:49 | More by whitekiboko
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javlin624

Texas

2/5  rDev -53.2%

12-17-2013 01:55:35 | More by javlin624
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jonathaniler

Florida

2/5  rDev -53.2%

04-08-2012 23:53:29 | More by jonathaniler
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Jillian_Jeannette_1218

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -53.2%

06-24-2014 02:54:36 | More by Jillian_Jeannette_1218
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jvodom

Maryland

2/5  rDev -53.2%

05-31-2014 01:41:52 | More by jvodom
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DuffDaddy

Florida

2/5  rDev -53.2%

08-08-2014 14:33:53 | More by DuffDaddy
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Smr7626


2.15/5  rDev -49.6%

Pale in color, poured fine with a good, very light colored head.

Smell was OK...seems thin, like orange or grapefruit peel ....you know how its a "thin" smell with no "body" behind it. Hops but not a robust hop smell....not very enticing. Average at best.

I was soooo disappointed in the taste and mouthfeel. Most overrated beer I have had. Tinny, no body, extremely hoppy but lacked the fullness. I don't understand the raves. Bitter hops w/ grapefruit and orange peel. Seems unbalanced and almost metallic to me. I was disappointed. I would not order this again.

01-16-2013 02:03:49 | More by Smr7626
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garuda

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -49.6%

A rigorous pour into the oversized snifter gets a thin white head that does not stay around long, but some suds do cling to the sides of the glass. Color is a murky deep orange.

S/T - Fairly similar and unimpressive in the same respects. Fully expecting hops off the bat, I'm greeted with malty, dark fruits of the prune variety. The malt body is way too much on this one, with hops taking a back seat. Some pine notes try to make an appearance in the lingering aftertaste.

M - Solid medium body, low carbonation, malty feeling for an IPA.

D - I'll try it on tap to confirm this tasting, but I won't be buying any more bottles until they put some kind of freshness dating on it. There's no way of telling if this bottle was fresh or not.

12-09-2010 23:27:17 | More by garuda
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -47.3%

11-08-2013 02:18:28 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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IjumpOverU

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -45%

Received this as part of a mixed case. Never been a big fan of IPA but after trying a few other very enjoyable examples I was looking forward to this one. Very unimpressed. Color was of your average IPA, smell was nothing special. First taste was mostly alcohol and overt bitterness (not a good hoppy bitterness either, just sour). Finished with more of the same but some light fruit and pine coming through. After beginning to enjoy IPAs more this one reminded me of what I don't like in an IPA.

12-14-2010 15:20:48 | More by IjumpOverU
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david18

New York

2.35/5  rDev -45%

Wow. Am i surprised by all the positive feedback on this beer. I found it to be worse than unmemorable. The flavor was too strong for a standard ipa, very alcohol tasting and not enough sweetness or bitterness to balance it. Aroma was nothing special and the mouthfeel was average. Color is a typical amber. There's not much I can say about this beer.

09-26-2009 20:43:17 | More by david18
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Blais


2.45/5  rDev -42.6%

this is nothing special its just average hardly any hop flavor no fruits characters
could barely taste the hops should be labeled a pale ale not a IPA
it was like drinking bitter water, with no fruit flavors as you get in a good IPA like Pliny or hopslam
nothing special i won't have a 2nd i will stick to good beer its not brewed in florida

02-26-2013 17:31:45 | More by Blais
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DStoked

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

03-03-2013 02:05:08 | More by DStoked
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

01-30-2012 06:14:06 | More by slimntubbs
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jrcmlc

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

02-22-2012 03:34:48 | More by jrcmlc
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

11-26-2012 19:26:16 | More by TheBigBoy
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HomerS

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

03-07-2014 18:26:12 | More by HomerS
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RonnieRotten

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

03-12-2012 21:06:39 | More by RonnieRotten
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the-gobbler

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

07-28-2014 16:40:14 | More by the-gobbler
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,980 ratings.