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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

6,030 Ratings
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97
world-class

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Ratings: 6,030
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: 6,030 | Reviews: 1,183
Photo of tgates
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Too much foam. Smell is pretty lacking but not the worst smelling beer. Taste is great and smooth. It's kind of like wolf among weeds but I like wolf among weeds better because wolf is refreshing and crisp

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gruss004
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shelt11
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In a 12oz can. Much better than the oak-aged Jai Alai

Photo of UniversalBeverage
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveO1-01
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super hop! Excellent End to any day

Photo of Blade1952
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a huge IPA fan. I live in Tampa about 20 minutes from the brewery. It is always a treat to visit the tasting room. I enjoy and home brew double IPA's and this is a nice full bodied brew. At 70 IBU's it is up there near the (undefined) double IPA level. Really enjoyable.

Photo of stepherrs09
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KobraKai
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joebooh2
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beegee305
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer smells of grapefruit and hops, great on a hot day and finishes smooth. For 7.5 it feels like a 9%'r

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dtm426
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBCE
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Licksdad
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheHammer
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of indianabeerman
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dnayew
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shocked at how underrated this IPA is on this site. Simple put, the best, most balanced, drinkable IPA on the planet. Quite possibly the perfect IPA.

Photo of Fernans
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Near perfect IPA. Not over the top with hoppy bitterness. Great citrus notes. Nice long finish. Very sessionable. Cheers!

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 6,030 ratings.