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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,787 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,787
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 784
Gots: 1,002 | FT: 56
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from can in a moment of necessity. Still needed to review.

Obviously I can't see the appearance but it tastes like a 4. Can't get a good smell but likely moderate fragrance with a major hop profile of citrus and flowers to get to another 4. I see a trend. The taste is the first metric that's palpable. Very hop forward with a moderate hop profile but decent smoothness. A little tingle. A dusty grain finish. Drink it if you can but I will likely try from a tap next.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at my local Wal-Mart (yes, we're spoiled by Cigar City) in Tampa, FL. $9.49 for the sixer and they come in these nifty green & orange cans:


A- Cloudy, orangey-gold color. It's got some moderate carbonation and a little bit of white, silky head lacing the top.

A- Smells hoppy, piney, and orange zesty… almost like a Blue Moon on roids.

F- The taste packs a punch. It's like biting through the peel of an orange- bitter, but satisfying. Hops are definitely at the helm of this beer, but there's good balance of malt and fruit, leading to a very full-bodied taste. Altogether a complex, yet harmonious flavor profile.

M- Lots of coarse carbonation on the tongue, with heavy, silkiness throughout.

O- This is the beer that first got me into IPAs. It's got that brutal kick upfront that takes you aback, an orangey/fruity middle, and the bitter follow-through that reminds you what a hell of an IPA it is that you're consuming. Jai Alai is not only a terrific beer, but also a great marquee of the Florida beer scene.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,787 ratings.