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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

4,755 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,755
Reviews: 1,069
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 644
Gots: 615 | FT: 50
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: 4,755 | Reviews: 1,069 | Display Reviews Only:
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randa173

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-29-2014 20:42:11 | More by randa173
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 18:40:48 | More by tbryan5
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 16:54:37 | More by Biff_Tannen
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Hellmeh

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-29-2014 04:03:17 | More by Hellmeh
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 02:44:22 | More by DLSheidy
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sammyt728

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-29-2014 02:37:27 | More by sammyt728
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traviswhillier

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-29-2014 02:12:17 | More by traviswhillier
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oprefeito

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 01:27:59 | More by oprefeito
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 00:50:01 | More by JohnathanColeman
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-28-2014 22:18:43 | More by glazeman
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drinkfella

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-28-2014 22:08:43 | More by drinkfella
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-28-2014 21:16:18 | More by hockeypuck
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ChrisMQ

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-28-2014 20:06:00 | More by ChrisMQ
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-28-2014 18:41:19 | More by SkinniePost
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MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-28-2014 12:30:06 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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MrPlayboy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-28-2014 03:50:52 | More by MrPlayboy
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-28-2014 02:19:44 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

03-27-2014 17:20:42 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Aleforme

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-27-2014 17:03:51 | More by Aleforme
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MrIncognito

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus bomb! Love it

A - slightly hazy burnt orange body beneath a sticky 2-finger off white head. Great retention and lacing

S - Grapefruit and orange smack in the face followed by hard candy sweetness and ending with alcohol

T&M - Not as sweet as I expected with a slightly puckering bitterness which is nice along with the strong grapefruit and orange flavors. As it warms I get more of a bitter kumquat flavor. Good body with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is a little warming and adds a slickness to the feel. The hops really hide the alcohol well but you can definitely tell it is there

O - really enjoy this beer. Wish it wasn't so expensive up here

Serving type: can

03-27-2014 15:24:42 | More by MrIncognito
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can into tulip

A: Deep golden, light hazy hazel colored brew that donned a nice two-two and a half finger head that was paper white in color. Grippy spider web like lacing clings to the entirety of the glass, retention is good – no visible sediment, although doesn’t appear filtered

S: Somewhat sour white wine/grape aroma dominates the nose – rather interesting aroma, very different from other IPAs I’ve whiffed. Cider notes complex with a sharp sorta yeastiness. Has a bit of a subtle sweetness in the tail end, lightly hoppy.

T: Fruity, but in an indirect way that diverges from the nose a bit. White grape, banana - has a Belgian sort of spin on it. Very light spice presence, silky and a little bready - Obvious malt dries out the middle mouth while adding a nice balance. The middle mouth pulls the mixed flavor of orange and possibly lemon, but without their typical citrus zest. Notes of clove, ginger, and coriander loom somewhere in the background without substantial individuality – Bold

M: Kinda creamy, bigger body than most – mouth filler - frothy. After taste is sweet and dry leaving a noticeable coating on the tongue and mouth. Carbonation is present, but understated.

O: Very different than any of the IPAs I’ve had in the past. It honestly reminds me of a tripel and therefore lacks the robust tropical fruitiness that I find crisp and refreshing. While the flavors I encountered were not displeasing, they weren’t exactly what I’m looking for when I scoop an AIPA. Definitely a unique beer, an interesting spin on the style

Serving type: can

03-27-2014 03:03:01 | More by ZagZagg
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-27-2014 01:39:00 | More by xk6m6m5x
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Pours a cloudy, copper color body with a decent stream of carbonation and quite a bit of sediment. Crowned by a finger-thick, white head that hangs around for awhile and leaves plenty of lacing behind.

Aroma:
Simply fantastic! A vibrant rush of pineapple, mandarin oranges, and kiwi. Very sweet with hints of pine and caramel.

Taste:
Starts of bitter, fades to sweet, then wraps up with a faint bitterness. Pine on the first wave ushers in a potent, sweet malt and various tropical fruit. Wraps up with a hint of pine and ground pepper. Light booziness on the finish.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and easy to drink. Medium-bodied with incredibly light carbonation. Sediment is sometimes big enough that you can't help but notice it. Finishes sweet but clean with a slight stickiness.

Overall:
Fantastic brew that I'm happy a friend of mine was willing to part with, seeing as there are plenty of miles between us and the nearest state that sells Cigar City brews. Well worth your coin, even if you're not a fan of most IPAs.

Serving type: can

03-27-2014 01:06:44 | More by alphagnome
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frenchblood21

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into pint glass. Big thanks to Beerdunson for including this in a trade as an extra. Date of review is 3/26/14

Appearance- Caramel and copper with a 3/4 finger head. Well carbonated with great lacing.

Smell- Mango and hops burst into my face. I then get limes, strawberries and barnyard. One of the best smelling IPAs I have ever had.

Taste- Honey-drizzled mangoes and hops are right up front. Just a tiny bit of malt present. I also get just a splash of lime just like in the nose.

Mouthfeel- This beer is really unique in the sense that it is super smooth at first and then about 5 seconds later it blast you with hops. I love the resiny tropical fruit film it leaves in my mouth.

Overall- So damn good for a shelf beer! We get no CCB beers here in Ohio, so this is a real treat. One of the best IPAs I've had.

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 23:35:48 | More by frenchblood21
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cpxc

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-26-2014 23:17:35 | More by cpxc
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,755 ratings.