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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,095 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,095
Reviews: 1,082
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 683
Gots: 729 | 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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dvmky

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-05-2013 17:37:20 | More by dvmky
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Mlawrence

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-21-2014 23:49:28 | More by Mlawrence
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Benvarine

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2013 03:29:47 | More by Benvarine
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Trilogy31

California

3.08/5  rDev -27.9%

Canned 12/30/12. Pours a tanned leather with a frothy 3 fingers of rocky foam - nice head and legs. While i am writing this i already know how i want to score this but the "bros" 100 for this beer is amazing to me. As far as i know they havent given us sixes to rate with. This beer is nowhere near heady, pliny, anything by alpine, sucks, columbus ipa and the list goes on. Really, if 100 is perfection its unfair to rate this beer that high but it is a good beer; but i digress. The nose brings caramel malts, lime rind and honestly not much else this is very malt forward and struggle to find any tropical qualities to this beer (i love cigar city and have many of their beers i am just struggling to see why this is rated so high). Mouth brings a slightly herbal twinge, cat piss and some light shades of citrus - beginning to think my less than a month old can is past its prime (this is the second one i opened and both are consistent). Easy to drink much in the same way moretti doppio malto is, overall this is barely above average in my book.

01-31-2013 05:03:17 | More by Trilogy31
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-04-2014 08:34:02 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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steevbr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-13-2013 00:35:46 | More by steevbr
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james582

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-20-2013 11:46:51 | More by james582
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

pours a golden brown with a nice head that retained nicely. Smelled of a good amount of citrus, cedar wood and a light malt backbone. Tastes a bitter hop pine flavor little citrus and slight malt presence. Not as complex as I would like but a solid beer indeed. Medium bodied and decent carbonation, very refreshing and good mouthfeel. Overall, a very good IPA but nothing crazy. I would have liked more tropical fruit and floral presence. But that is just me.

04-15-2011 02:06:28 | More by thepeter
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-16-2011 03:18:01 | More by rjvanston
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jcb7472

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-12-2013 15:31:57 | More by jcb7472
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-20-2013 06:03:52 | More by amstokesdb9
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-15-2013 21:48:38 | More by FEUO
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2013 23:47:38 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-01-2014 18:23:54 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-11-2014 03:29:41 | More by BH712
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -4%

I had this on tap, out of the bottle, and brought a growler home from the brewery ($4.50 pint, $11 sixer, and $6 quart respectively) - the draft version is significantly better than out of the bottle. This review is of the growler which was split into two imperial pint glasses.

Appearance: Clear, dark orange, amber color with 3/4 of an inch of off-white head which almost reduces entirely to a small patch of bubbles. Lacing where the original head was, but practically none otherwise.

Aroma: Sweet grapefruit, oranges, and lemon. Obviously very citric. A hint of caramel maltiness, but mostly just floral hops. As it warms, a bit more resinous pine and booziness.

Taste: A nice dose of lemon, citric bitterness up front which beats back the sweetness until the finish. An intense juicy citric and fruit flavor in the middle - here's where the caramel malt backbone comes through a bit as well - and a lingering pine flavor with some sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation. Dominated by the high, but not overwhelming bitterness. Although the flavors are a bit sweet in the middle and finish, the feel is dry in the finish.

Drinkability: Amazingly flavorful, almost too much so to drink a lot of it. The drying mouthfeel sensation makes you want more immediately and the non-existent booze flavor present in the nose does not slow you down. I could drink two or three of these maybe, but not a six pack.

12-26-2010 03:58:58 | More by grover37
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-23-2014 15:27:42 | More by TeachChefs
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2013 23:31:42 | More by cfaulman
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-16-2011 18:03:51 | More by Desaparecido
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-09-2013 21:06:48 | More by Nachos4two
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flyingmick

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-12-2012 13:48:38 | More by flyingmick
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-07-2014 17:48:01 | More by dannyfayy
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-10-2014 10:25:07 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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TonyJ815

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

09-10-2013 17:09:47 | More by TonyJ815
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-19-2013 02:30:43 | More by phishfoolme
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,095 ratings.