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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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6,027 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,027
Reviews: 1,182
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 821
Gots: 1,141 | FT: 59
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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I avoided this beer for a while since I'm from Florida and figured no Florida Brewing company could actually brew great beer. I was wrong? This American IPA is one of the best I've ever had. From popping the cap to the last drop, it is one excellent IPA. It will become a regular in my beer refrigerator.

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

We have so many great option in the world of IPA's these days. Here is another one.

Nicely carbonated as it took no effort at all to achieve a three finger head. Tons of sticky lace is left behind as the off white head slowly fades. Body is a deep hazy honey amber color.

Nose is bright with deep resinous hops. I get citrus, honey and hoppy sap. This is noticeably all balanced with a solid malt feel.

The first sip brings Piney sharp hops that attack the tongue. Citrus rind and resin both play to carry the bitterness across the palate. Once again there is a consistent malt bill here that provides the balance to the brew.

This is an exceptionally drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is heavy and thick but very enjoyable.

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12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to dimenhetfield for this one.

A: Copper/orange in color. Very hazy, can't see through at all. One finger, sorta tan head, decent retention and nice lacing.

S: Kind of a light aroma. Piney and citrus hops. A little pineapple, little grapefruit. Nice caramel malts.

T: Very sweet upfront. Caramel and toffee. A light piney bitterness through the middle finishing with a caramely balance.

M: Medium bodied. Pretty creamy. Light to medium carbonation.

O: Not as hoppy as I'd like but nice and balanced, leaning towards the sweet side.

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Extra in a trade. Not an IPA fan, but I'll give it a go...

A: Super copper brown with a 1 inch bleach white head that fades at a decent pace. Very good.

S: Earthy grapefruit blended with some deep hops. Citrus and pine in the middle with some very faint hint of vanilla and banana on the backend. Decent.

T: Interested blend of malts and hops. Sweet malt upfront quickly following by a sharp hop bitterness. Earthy grapefruit and banana on the backend. Good.

M: Good carbonation blend here.

D: Goes down surprisingly easy despite the bitter hop taste. The fact that malts are followed by hops help this go down so easy. Very good.

All in all, this was a decent IPA. Not ground breaking, but good. I think this might be a good IPA to try if you're not a huge fan of IPA's. It might make you a little more of a believer. Not worth hunting, but definitely try if you have the opportunity.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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