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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,255 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,255
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 704
Gots: 783 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Williaar, Mar 22, 2014
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4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep and clean amber-orange color with a nice creamy one finger head. It looks almost like an orange creamsicle. Very pure with no clouding. The head lingers long after.

S: Heavenly. How an IPA should smell. Full of Hoppy goodness with a smell of citrus. If this was offered as a car air freshner I'd take it.

T: Very flavorful. Hops are rich but not overbearing. Again, to me I taste citrus. The taste lingers long after you swallow. Flavor comes in a wave, starting of light and sweet, then slamming in to you full on before fading away. Very enjoyable.

M: Amazing. It was like a symphony of heavenly goodness hitting every part of my palate. It is refreshingly smooth. This IPA feels and tastes great everywhere it hits.

O: This is a phenomenal IPA. I picked this up as part of a pick six, but will be going back for a six pack while they still have them. Easily a top 5 IPA for myself. It just tastes right. Not too much in hops, just right. I look forward to drinking this late spring. If you see this, grab it.

Seanem44, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

77apm, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Prager62, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BeerNW, Mar 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

HopGrazer, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Arrowhuntr, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

runfoodrun, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Jaxbrew
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm so glad I found this IPA. Jai Alai is my go to, year round IPA. Being on the East coast, we get super fresh Jai Alai weekly in Philly. Thanks Cigar City!!! I'm never surprised to go into my lbs and find Jai Alai that was canned within two weeks of my purchase. Jai Alai taught me to always look at those bottle on dates and with the exception of the local breweries, no brewery pumps out awesome, fresh beer like Cigar City. I can't get enough of this stuff!

Jaxbrew, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jakea, Mar 21, 2014
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

SPLITGRIN, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JothHu, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Brew_Bro, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ssoulf, Mar 20, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Parents went to Florida for vacation and what do you know they actually went to Cigar City Brewing and picked me up this beer. Never thought I would try this one. It was caned 2-11-14.

A - Clear clean dark golden orange, with a frothy two finger white head that leaves great lacing.

S - Mmm sweat orange, piney, dank hops lead the way follow by a sweet malt back. No alcohol.

T - Hops hit you right away with pine, orange and a sweet malt to balance it out. The flavors die out fast leaving you wanting more. It has a bitter bite that lingers on your palate. Goes down really easy.

M - Chewy and medium to full bodied with a slickness that drys out real fast. Assertive bitterness you can feel on your tongue.

O - A tasty IPA that would taste and go down so well on a warm summer day. A must try if you like IPA's, and not to go unnoticed. I love the hops, Cheers!

DrinkMoreBigBeers, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

CurtFromHershey, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Dougish, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

teledeluxe, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CrummyLuke, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

trubeernick, Mar 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

doc_logic, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

makeitavintage, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

swfeidt, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

WillRadar, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Tschnab, Mar 19, 2014
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,255 ratings.