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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,511 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,511
Reviews: 1,108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 733
Gots: 865 | FT: 55
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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1/5  rDev -76.6%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

LloydBobBoozehound, Nov 16, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

Monnie, Nov 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

dtbook, Jan 22, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.9%

sweene83, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.68/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

B967ierhunter177, Jan 25, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -59%

jrichstar, Jun 14, 2014
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1.96/5  rDev -54.1%

Horshack, Oct 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -53.2%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -53.2%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -53.2%

jonathaniler, Apr 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.2%

jvodom, May 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -53.2%

DuffDaddy, Aug 08, 2014
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2.15/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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.

Smr7626, Jan 16, 2013
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2.15/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

garuda, Dec 09, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -47.3%

DmouthCaliBrewz, Nov 08, 2013
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2.35/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

IjumpOverU, Dec 14, 2010
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2.35/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

david18, Sep 26, 2009
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2.45/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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

Blais, Feb 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

DStoked, Mar 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

jrcmlc, Feb 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

TheBigBoy, Nov 26, 2012
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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