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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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4,581 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,581
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 629
Gots: 555 | FT: 48
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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Ratings: 4,581 | Reviews: 1,065 | Display Reviews Only:
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MNMike

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-08-2013 05:51:50 | More by MNMike
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-07-2013 22:19:51 | More by DenverBigRed
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-09-2013 02:19:07 | More by mattsmith413
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JayAre46

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a deep orange with a chill haze which already has me thinking, the 1 finger head came and fell to a ring around the edges, while showing delicate lace the way down.

A - subtle fruitiness, malts are thoughout and im getting a leafy tobacco aroma which im thinking is a bit off, the hops are not abundant by any means and not very fresh smelling

T - the taste is much better than the aroma, upfront a thin hoppy bite followed by some melon, grapefruit and a orange peel dryness, a good finishing hop bitterness, alcohol is present and warming.

M - medium bodied, smooth and easy the carbonation is moderate and big gulps will bring it forward at best.

O - very strange experience i will definitely be re-reviewing this one as i feel like something was off with this batch or something happened to the bottle. i expected more in the aroma and much more sharp charaters in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 05:29:25 | More by JayAre46
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can purchased at the Craft Beer Outlet in Philly.
Poured into a tulip.

A- Clear, golden-burnt orange, with a light and fizzy one finger head. Off-white in color and retains fairly well, with the lacing sliding slowly back into the beer.

S- Nose stinging of floral and citrus notes, with a sweet malt undertone.

T- Malty, almost a caramel off the bat, but with a bitter punch of citrus and a complementary earthy hop mellowness.

M- Unbelievably not bitter, light carbonation, on a medium light body. The finish brings a mellow bitter dryness, only beckoning in more beer!

O- I thought this was fantastic. I noticed some reviewers saying this was more a pale ale than an IPA, but I think not. It is highly hopped like any other IPA, but it is so mellow. Who ever said IPAs had to be highly bitter? I look forward to the next time I drink this beer.

Serving type: can

02-27-2013 03:33:00 | More by BWED
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RussBeercier

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

10-24-2013 02:19:22 | More by RussBeercier
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olmatty

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Pours an exceptionally clear (very good) light amber color with a very low head (not so good). It took a very aggressive to get any head.

Smell-Hop bitterness, but very light. More spicy than anything else.

Taste-After a dubious opening this beer gets down to business with some pretty interesting flavor. A deep but unidimensional malt flavor laden with lots of spicy and vegetal hop flavor with a dry finish and bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-chunky and palate filling.

Overall-The right a amount of hops, but this beer would be so much better if some of these bittering hops were pushed into the later stage of the boil, producing a more aromatic and flavorful hop presence with less raw, harsh bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 06:41:50 | More by olmatty
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beefandbean22

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-23-2011 19:24:07 | More by beefandbean22
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2011 03:18:01 | More by rjvanston
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-16-2013 03:14:28 | More by budsandsuds8
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kagent777

Utah

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the tasting room in early November of 2010. Poured into goblet.

Appearance: Slightly hazy light copper, the head settles slowly into islands of foam and lacing that last. Very nice.

Smell: Citrusy and fruity hops. I also sense some alcohol warmness. After it warms for a few minutes, the toasty malt bill begins to take over the smell.

Taste: While this is a IPA and hoppy, it is only somewhat bitter. The bitterness is earthy and balanced against a strong malt bill. The flavors all balance really well. I get toasty malts, citrus hops, and some earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The flavors coat the mouth nicely, with nice amounts of carbonation to back it up.

Drinkability: I could have several of these, if CCB distributed to Utah.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 02:07:54 | More by kagent777
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TomTown

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-28-2013 03:15:44 | More by TomTown
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-21-2014 01:37:59 | More by pveilleux
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tugg407

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-06-2012 07:28:34 | More by tugg407
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-01-2013 20:57:32 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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BrownNut

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic. So Tasty. The smell is great - candied grapefruit and peachy/tropical fruit and floral something. Wonderfully pungent. Taste follows suit and isn't particularly bitter. Enough to not be round but not so much as to be distracting. This goes on my long term winners list.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 23:45:48 | More by BrownNut
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CJS

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-08-2012 06:41:51 | More by CJS
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12-28-2013 20:25:23 | More by braedon_peluso
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PatB1987

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-04-2014 00:16:46 | More by PatB1987
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-07-2013 21:21:06 | More by edhizdeid
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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-22-2014 03:15:02 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to tpd975 for this brew in a trade! Pours with a think head. Settles to a nice lacing. Dark amber in color. Smells mostly of pine hops. Taste is a mix of pine and some malts for balance. Mouthfeel is smooth. A very drinkable IPA. Worth seking out if you are a hophead.

Cheers.

Serving type: growler

04-04-2009 19:04:19 | More by SkinnyElvis
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Jaycase

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-03-2013 02:15:30 | More by Jaycase
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vidisad

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-23-2014 01:16:16 | More by vidisad
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-23-2011 15:59:29 | More by GehenHerzog
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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