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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

4,773 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,773
Reviews: 1,070
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 646
Gots: 625 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-09-2012 00:59:50 | More by abmhighrise
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-30-2014 19:50:21 | More by CraftFan5
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-23-2012 00:03:45 | More by CapeCodHopHead
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Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-05-2013 06:20:53 | More by Cory-WC
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2011 01:43:09 | More by orangesol
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-20-2013 11:46:51 | More by james582
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socalbrewlvr

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2013 08:11:09 | More by socalbrewlvr
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psdriscoll

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-02-2014 01:21:27 | More by psdriscoll
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AwYeh

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ankur (arvjunk) for this 12oz bottle!

A: Pours a hazy golden amber, with one finger of frothy off-white head.

S: Hops stand out here- pineapple and grapefruit, with a bit of spruce. Caramel malts are present but well hidden.

T: Sweet from the get-go; both the caramel malt (which is far more noticeable here than in smell) and citrus hops provide a good deal of sweetness. Nice balance from the hops' bitterness; pleasant bitter aftertaste even if not as pronounced when the sweetness is present.

M: Thin, smooth body, with moderate carbonation.

D: Quite enjoyable, taste never gets old and alcohol is hard to pick up on. Cheers to Cigar City for producing such an approachable beer.

4s across the board here; while this may not be one of my all-time favorites, it would be a staple in my fridge if only I lived in Florida.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 03:56:41 | More by AwYeh
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-17-2014 15:40:42 | More by MattSharpless
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dougofthefuture

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer from cigar city!

A. Pours a bright cloudy orange with short lived but soapy head.

S. A good mix of pineapple citrus and bright pine.

T&m. Sharp hop bight up front that fades into the citrus, going from grapefruit to a sweeter pineapple finish. Just sweet enough to seem like it would be quite refreshing on a hot Tampa day.

D. It remains dry enough to go down easy, and the balance is right on. Very solid ipa.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 02:18:08 | More by dougofthefuture
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Jayli

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired this from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!

A: This beer pours a clear copper color with a three finger of off white/khaki color head. Head recedes at a moderate pace leaving chunks of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of big grapefruit, citrus hops, mild carmale malt notes and a bit of floral hops.

T: Taste starts off with a rather surprising caramel malt presence. The sweetness isn't too overpowering. Then comes the mild floral hop notes, with a touch of piney flavoring. Finish is all about the citrus hops. Big doses of grapefruit and orange zest that linger slightly on the tongue.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat creamy body with a slightly sticky finish.

D: Goes down easily, mild kick, nice representation of style. I would certainly have a few more of these!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 13:28:42 | More by Jayli
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Scalawags

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-17-2013 03:03:53 | More by Scalawags
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,773 ratings.