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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,502 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 5,502
Reviews: 1,108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 732
Gots: 860 | FT: 54
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

CSO, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Joecaddie, Jan 31, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JMBSH, Jan 30, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a can of Jai Alai from the Halftime Beverage down in Mamaroneck, NY while down from Upstate NY on business. I have been wanting to try this beer for some time now.

A: Pours a clear copper color with minimal head into a tulip glass. A ring lacing persists in the glass throughout consumption.

S: Has a sweet and muddled hoppy aroma.

T: Has a nice sweetness level with hoppy flavor that strikes the back of my tongue with a similarity to Heady Topper (don't judge me for my blasphemy). This is a great tasting IPA for my money. Very impressed.

M: Good carbonation level to compliment the flavor.

Overall: I think this is a great beer, and well worth the anticipation. I honestly feel like if The Alchemist made a smaller IPA to compliment their Heady Topper DIPA (a lighter version), this would be it, or something very similar. In a recent trip through New England, I was fortune to pick up a case of the Heady, and thus I am impressed by the pleasant similarity here. Great Beer.

T-34-85, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Barnsley, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

seyton, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jeremy0682, Jan 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Furley80, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kramerbarthomer, Jan 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Justinbshelton, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

hombrepalo, Jan 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

acbe, Jan 29, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. 22 July 2013 can enjoyed on 8 August 2013.

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep golden amber with 1/2 finger of bubbly, off-white head. Head dissipates to ring. Some lacing down side of glass.

S: Wave of citrus alongside fresh, dank hoppiness. Grapefruit, pineapple fruit character. Clean malty sweetness.

T/M: Clean and crisp, dank fresh hops and citrusy flavors. Wheaty/bready malt sweetness mid-sip leads into lingering hop bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation -- quite nice.

O: Good, but not great. It may well be the best IPA made in FL, but I don't see myself hunting this one down aggressively in the future. That said, I'd be happy to drink it if it's what I had in my backyard, although there are some widely available IPAs I'd definitely take over it.

jdhowe, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

kybeerdrinker, Jan 29, 2014
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dbl_delta, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Charliechu, Jan 28, 2014
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,502 ratings.