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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,034 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,034
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 679
Gots: 709 | 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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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-18-2013 00:43:42 | More by vonnegut21
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jagrbombz69

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.7%

11-18-2013 00:25:57 | More by jagrbombz69
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SplitsAtoms

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-17-2013 23:12:27 | More by SplitsAtoms
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BrandtG

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-17-2013 19:47:37 | More by BrandtG
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dextermcgurk

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-17-2013 17:40:24 | More by dextermcgurk
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thestupidpunk

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-17-2013 17:27:19 | More by thestupidpunk
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Sam_C

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-17-2013 02:47:33 | More by Sam_C
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jkrich

Indiana

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

I picked up a six pack while visiting Florida. Poured from a freshness dated can: bright and deep-golden with small suspended yeast sediment. The slightly off-white foamy head reluctantly receded leaving some intricate lacing on the glass.

There was a very noticeable and pleasant citrus aroma upon opening the can. The enticing aroma remained when poured into the pint glass.

This is the most balanced, yet flavorful, IPA I can recall tasting. Yes, this is a hop forward ale with a very nice but mild bitterness on the palate, yet there is a soft malty flavor that gently washes away the lingering bitterness. The hop profile is largely bittersweet tropical fruit

Very smooth mouth feel with a somewhat light body and gentle carbonation; a faint bitterness lingers on the palate.

I am a little surprised and very pleased with this one. I thought this ale would be a hop bomb with little balance. At 7.5% ABV, this IPA is dangerously quaffable. I am only disappointed it is not available in my area.

11-16-2013 23:45:51 | More by jkrich
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Fwai

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 21:03:24 | More by Fwai
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zookerman182

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance is golden yellow with a 1.5 finger head.
Aroma is tropical, citrus, slightly malty.
Taste is the same, nice bitter aftertaste and great notes of citrus and pine.
Very difficult to detect the alcohol.
Some of the best lacing I've ever seen from a beer.
Super well balanced ipa.

11-16-2013 20:58:53 | More by zookerman182
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Stumpy29er

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 17:28:33 | More by Stumpy29er
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 07:17:28 | More by Ljoreilly
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cw13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-16-2013 05:40:32 | More by cw13
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-16-2013 05:05:15 | More by SeatsTaken
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 02:35:47 | More by McUbermensch
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Bieniek30

New York

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

11-16-2013 01:30:53 | More by Bieniek30
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-15-2013 19:25:49 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-15-2013 17:19:03 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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FreshZ

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2013 15:48:30 | More by FreshZ
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santa216

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-15-2013 14:44:54 | More by santa216
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azorie

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-15-2013 12:36:31 | More by azorie
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2013 08:11:09 | More by socalbrewlvr
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-15-2013 03:59:47 | More by pgrenvicz
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-15-2013 03:29:33 | More by Dreamer
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-15-2013 03:10:08 | More by CheftoDeath
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,034 ratings.