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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,088 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,088
Reviews: 1,082
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 683
Gots: 725 | 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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robgage

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-03-2014 23:30:30 | More by robgage
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delaced21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-03-2014 20:32:43 | More by delaced21
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-03-2014 20:24:18 | More by Gmartin75
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GRFounder

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-03-2014 19:20:39 | More by GRFounder
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Beer4B

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%

Hate to not drive the Hype-Machine with my most notable local brewer.

It is a very good IPA and lots of distinct floral notes and good hops. However, I'm just not into this blend as others. Very well done and very drinkable especially by can, local and fresh.

I still grab this from time-to-time just to support them and have a change up in IPA taste that I like, but I will be eagerly trying many of their other beers.

03-03-2014 16:48:31 | More by Beer4B
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-03-2014 04:22:17 | More by Goldndomer
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FightinIrish88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-03-2014 04:02:22 | More by FightinIrish88
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-03-2014 00:15:41 | More by cjgiant
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev +3%

Canned 2/4/14. Pint glass.

A: Pours pale with a giant three fingers of imposing, fluffy snow-white head, which deflates at a glacial pace. Sticky, messy lacing all over, with superb retention.

S: Tropical and citrus fruit, mild bready/crackery malt. Not exactly big aromas, but not faint either.

T: Wow, big juicy citrus (orange juice cut with sweetish pink grapefruit), a firm sweet malt presence mid-palate, and finishing with malt and a light/light-moderate bitterness carrying through a long finish.

M: Creamy, medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is really tasty; a pleasure to have access to this for those warm, muggy DC summers.

03-02-2014 23:22:25 | More by pmarlowe
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%

A- Hazy light orange with a strong head that leaves tremendous lacing.

S- Very spicy upfront, there are also tropical fruit aromas along with a hint of grass. There is some funk in there as well.

T- The bitterness is very sharp and spicy on the tongue. It's smooth upfront and at the finish. It's defiantly a mosaic of flavors. Topical fruit, spice, citrus, and grass are the most prominent flavors. Earthy, woody, and funky are lurking in the background.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It's smooth at the start and finish, but is sharp and spicy on the tongue in the middle.

O- Overall, a great IPA. It's definitely in it's own category when it comes to flavor. It's original, I can't compare it to any other IPA I had. It has characteristics of 3-5 IPAs I've had in the past blended together.

03-02-2014 22:51:10 | More by y2jrock60
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mquartuccio87

New York

3/5  rDev -29.7%

03-02-2014 21:25:38 | More by mquartuccio87
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-02-2014 06:56:25 | More by MN_Beerticker
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bradkunzelman


5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-02-2014 04:58:38 | More by bradkunzelman
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PaleAndBitter

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-02-2014 03:26:32 | More by PaleAndBitter
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DudMan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-02-2014 00:32:19 | More by DudMan
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ItsMe

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%

wow. fantastic stuff. the reputation this brew has is well deserved.

I poured this into a snifter because my pint glass was dirty and I'm lazy. It was hazier than I expected but no floaties. I make note of this because the date on the bottom of the can was ilegible.

smells bready, piney mango all day. nice.

the malts play nicely with the piney east coast slightly citrusy taste. somewhat sweet. but still has a nice bitterness.

lively carbonation. feels nice.

good stuff. would love to try a can with a confirmed canned date. pretty sure this was fresh though.

03-01-2014 23:28:32 | More by ItsMe
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-01-2014 22:45:20 | More by shoretaxi
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BMESSER88

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-01-2014 22:17:01 | More by BMESSER88
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GCBrewery

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-01-2014 22:13:33 | More by GCBrewery
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striker2160

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-01-2014 16:12:58 | More by striker2160
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-01-2014 14:35:39 | More by KCBeerNerd
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BrewerDawg


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-01-2014 01:39:53 | More by BrewerDawg
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JMaxwell

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-01-2014 00:59:05 | More by JMaxwell
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-01-2014 00:50:19 | More by Mikeynas
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srgj88

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2014 23:16:21 | More by srgj88
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,088 ratings.