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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

5,055 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,055
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 678
Gots: 715 | 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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IvanJ126

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

This gives IPA a new perspective it has a perfect balance of taste and isn't dry at all the citrus hits in many many levels great brew only bad side I cant find here in tx

08-19-2014 00:24:54 | More by IvanJ126
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millertime416

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-29-2014 07:04:33 | More by millertime416
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-29-2014 06:53:44 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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dbbrew

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%

08-29-2014 02:52:31 | More by dbbrew
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johnhiltz

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-29-2014 02:49:07 | More by johnhiltz
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Beautifully copper-orange, like so many of the jingle shells found on the beach here on Marco Island, Florida. Nice white head looks like sea foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

On first nose, it's a hugely hop-bombed orange creamsicle. Varying levels of citrus give a really nice introduction.

Somewhat vegetative and spicy to begin evolves into the orange creamsicle suggested on the nose. It's punchy, delicate, bright and highly consuming.

There's a pretty significant spice to begin, but it does mellow quickly to reveal a long-lingering hoppiness.

Really great example of an IPA - hoppy, multi-dimensional, just sings.

08-29-2014 02:10:24 | More by mdcrouser
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HighonHops42

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-29-2014 01:28:24 | More by HighonHops42
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Brackh

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Beautiful amber color pour. Awesome citrus smell. Fruity, hoppy and freaking delicious. I love this beer. So well balanced. Not too bitter. Super easy to drink. Smooth from start to finish. The only problem with this beer is that I don't drink often enough.


Wife's Review: "Tastes like you accidentally ate something you weren't supposed to. You know like nature."

08-29-2014 01:06:54 | More by Brackh
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ScallyWagKY

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

08-29-2014 00:57:52 | More by ScallyWagKY
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jstout26

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-29-2014 00:47:59 | More by jstout26
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-28-2014 23:05:08 | More by JohnnyChicago
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MichaelLamb

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-28-2014 22:14:28 | More by MichaelLamb
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MortalKombat14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-28-2014 20:22:04 | More by MortalKombat14
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rolltide

Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +5.9%

08-28-2014 18:32:23 | More by rolltide
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joeyjoey104

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-28-2014 04:59:49 | More by joeyjoey104
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Dstepansky


4.32/5  rDev +1.2%

08-28-2014 03:05:31 | More by Dstepansky
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NoChingez


5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-28-2014 02:44:05 | More by NoChingez
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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Poured into a Riedel tulip from a can dated 8/11/14. The liquid is a dark-ish golden orange with plenty of bubbles and a nice off-white foamy cap that leaves a good amount of lace.

Aroma is mega candied citrus. Weird kind of boozy aroma, even though it doesn't seem like much alcohol is present. Lots of oranges and resin with a noticeable caramel malt presence.

Taste follows the nose, but I think the piney resin ends up overtaking candied citrus on the palate. Some hints of tropical fruit lying underneath it all, along with a light bready/sugar cookie/caramel maltiness. Finish is fairly bitter, and lots of resin and caramel come up on the aftertaste that ends up being somewhat cloying.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick with lots of prickly carbonation.

Overall, nice hop focus and flavor, although I would have preferred less pine.

08-27-2014 23:12:43 | More by MasterfulIdiot
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TNeedles

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-27-2014 22:39:17 | More by TNeedles
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Brittmick

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2014 21:50:15 | More by Brittmick
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Caddant

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2014 20:08:46 | More by Caddant
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BrianCuoz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-27-2014 18:23:07 | More by BrianCuoz
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robear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2014 16:52:29 | More by robear
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2014 15:14:58 | More by TWStandley
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mandrus591

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Fruity for an IPA, without sacrificing the hoppiness that I so very love. A truly excellent beer.

08-27-2014 15:00:27 | More by mandrus591
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,055 ratings.