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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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6,051 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,051
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 822
Gots: 1,157 | 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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Ratings: 6,051 | Reviews: 1,184
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Beautiful amber color pour. Awesome citrus smell. Fruity, hoppy and freaking delicious. I love this beer. So well balanced. Not too bitter. Super easy to drink. Smooth from start to finish. The only problem with this beer is that I don't drink often enough.

Wife's Review: "Tastes like you accidentally ate something you weren't supposed to. You know like nature."

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Poured into a Riedel tulip from a can dated 8/11/14. The liquid is a dark-ish golden orange with plenty of bubbles and a nice off-white foamy cap that leaves a good amount of lace.

Aroma is mega candied citrus. Weird kind of boozy aroma, even though it doesn't seem like much alcohol is present. Lots of oranges and resin with a noticeable caramel malt presence.

Taste follows the nose, but I think the piney resin ends up overtaking candied citrus on the palate. Some hints of tropical fruit lying underneath it all, along with a light bready/sugar cookie/caramel maltiness. Finish is fairly bitter, and lots of resin and caramel come up on the aftertaste that ends up being somewhat cloying.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick with lots of prickly carbonation.

Overall, nice hop focus and flavor, although I would have preferred less pine.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Fruity for an IPA, without sacrificing the hoppiness that I so very love. A truly excellent beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

The beer pours a copper colored amber with a nice thick frothy khaki head. Nice citrus tones in the nose. Strong scent of oranges. A touch of caramel sweetness in the background. The taste is full of hops. A nice smooth bitterness that comes in waves of citrus and maybe a little piney resinous quality. A touch of caramel sweetness rounds out the flavor. Neither sticky sweet nor bone dry hitting the middle perfectly. Medium bodied with a nice richness. A little bit of melon comes and goes in the flavor.

Well done IPA. Not overly bitter and all around balanced. Highly recommended.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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