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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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4,991 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,991
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 672
Gots: 696 | FT: 52
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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AnchorDrops

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-13-2013 01:31:26 | More by AnchorDrops
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-13-2013 00:54:03 | More by mmulebarn
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wshell1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-12-2013 17:42:15 | More by wshell1
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fsck

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-12-2013 07:36:39 | More by fsck
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FIN

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-12-2013 02:01:42 | More by FIN
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-12-2013 00:47:05 | More by Shawnspl
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ZombieJester

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-12-2013 00:44:02 | More by ZombieJester
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RADRACING

Connecticut

4.86/5  rDev +13.8%

A nice clear copper color with deep white to tan lasting head.

S so much going on...where to start...Nice in your face fresh hop aroma. fantastic blend of citrus and mango. very floral

T fruit up front pine in the end. fantastic blend of late addition hops. hops and malt sweetness are in complete balance.

M medium light body with a nice malt sweetness

O This beer should be talked about in the same discussion as Heady Topper. Unlike most AIPA, this one is not overly bitter and extremely well balanced. the overly sharp hop bitterness that's associated with ipa's is balanced by the malt sweetness. In all honesty, YES i have had heady topper (family lives not far away i have it a lot) YES i have tried Gandhi bot the brewery is down the street. YES i have had pliney the pine bomb elder (i like that about pliney). If i had to choose of the three, I'm going to take the Jai Alai. it is now available in NYC so I am able to get my hands on it, and for that i am grateful!

11-11-2013 23:54:53 | More by RADRACING
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-11-2013 23:23:07 | More by scottDC
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PriorDoubleDark

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-11-2013 21:13:20 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-11-2013 16:11:08 | More by Lebzilla
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-11-2013 13:11:29 | More by dbkdev
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-11-2013 02:46:43 | More by flipdog0
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tipofthetongue

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-11-2013 01:53:50 | More by tipofthetongue
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-11-2013 00:51:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-11-2013 00:34:27 | More by BRYeleJR
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freemanj

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-10-2013 23:50:47 | More by freemanj
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Canned 10/22/2013. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange color with one finger of a slightly off white head. Body is hazy with some fine suspended sediment.

Smell: Lots of tropical fruit notes such as mango, pineapple as well as orange, peach, and some slight piney notes and some sweet maltiness to balance it out.

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely. Starts out with some sweet malt followed by more tropical fruits, grapefruit and stronger piney notes than in the aroma. Bitterness is medium

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick mouthfeel with medium levels of fine carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth after the finish. Smooth, but drinks bigger than the 7.5% that it is.

Overall: Really good stuff. Tons of tropical and citrus hop qualities with a good malt backbone to keep things balanced. Definitely worth trying if you can get it.

11-10-2013 23:36:05 | More by Jonada
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-10-2013 23:27:04 | More by Brushkanna
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-10-2013 22:50:39 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-10-2013 19:24:15 | More by Sarge3130
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-10-2013 16:05:05 | More by mrandypandy
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HideYaBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-10-2013 15:39:14 | More by HideYaBeer
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

This beer is great, really citrusy and bitter. Tastes like drinking orange/grapefruit juice straight outta the can. More like citrus juice than the other IPAs. Most comparable to Elevated IPA from Le Cumbre or Sculpin from Ballast Point. Tried in Florida while there for an interview.

11-10-2013 03:12:57 | More by ISmith87
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-10-2013 02:48:07 | More by DanSmith17
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,991 ratings.