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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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6,031 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,031
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 822
Gots: 1,144 | FT: 59
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

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
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Ratings: 6,031 | Reviews: 1,183
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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville and this is jai alai" - Johnny Knoxville, Jackass.

Thick, goopy-looking orange with a creamy wheat head. Rocky retention with a few smudges of lace.

Nectarine, tangerine, orange-ine citures. Big malty backup carries a few telltale whiffs of alcohol.

Sharp, snappy bitter blossoms into engaging tangerine and Orange Julius hop heaven. Ample malty backup carries some heat.

It's like a big hoppy IPA with the malt bill of a DIPA. Either amp up the hops or town down the malt.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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S: lots of tropical fruits and citrus. Mango, grapefruit. orange.

A: pours a nice burnt orange, with a thick finger or so of head with good retention.

T: delicious tropical fruits. mangos, citrus, slightly piney. orange, grapefruit. not as bitter as I was expecting. nice malt backbone. good balance.

M: good mouthfeel. nicely carbonated.

O: delicious! I wish i could get it in TX!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - golden in color. white head with good retention.

s - big citrus hops. grapefruit sweetness.

t - very bitter and quite dry. bitterness is very piney and not so much citrus. citrus is more rind flavor. malt sweetness adds depth.

m - medium-light body. good carbonation. pretty dry finish.

overall - solid IPA, but more bitter than I like.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at House of Beer in Orlando.

Apperance: Poured a nice amber color with a nice 1/2 inch head. Lacing was decent.

Smell: Nice hoppy aromas with hints of pine, grass and grapefruit

Taste: Similar to the aroma. A very well balanced IPA with a nice malty sweetness to balance the hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: A very sessionable IPA from a local Florida brewery!

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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