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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,004 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,004
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 676
Gots: 700 | FT: 52
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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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-21-2014 00:45:28 | More by Oidmoe
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cmq103

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-21-2014 00:23:50 | More by cmq103
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-20-2014 23:55:47 | More by HawkIPA
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Spike-likes-beer

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-20-2014 13:43:43 | More by Spike-likes-beer
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JoeBloe

New York

4.61/5  rDev +8%

I have unconsciously passed this up on the shelves for way too long ! My first sip of this stuff got a 'WOW !" reaction for waking up my otherwise hop-numbed palate - I've recently gone thru many 6-packs with pleasure -
Pours that nice copper/gold color with a 1-1/2 finger fluffy white head - retention is good with nice lacing - smells of citrus and tropical fruit - the citrus/fruity hop flavor are the stand-out in this beer, with a nicely balanced malt finish - just the right amount of body and abv to make a few of these very enjoyable - feels 'fresh' -

* picked up a growler last night and was equally satisfied with the results

* I also like that the 6pk cans come with the full cover retainer rings, ala Heady Topper, keeps the top of the cans clean, and they're recyclable -

02-20-2014 13:13:55 | More by JoeBloe
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-20-2014 06:40:42 | More by BrooklynPanch
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-20-2014 04:46:15 | More by VernonBaxter
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kevdemers

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-20-2014 03:58:06 | More by kevdemers
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Zaso

California

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

Appearance:
A cloudy, light copper color with a small, half-finger head to it. A little bit of noticeable sediment. Hard to tell what was left in the can.

Smell:
Nicely balanced. I get an assortment of some citrus and pine from the hops, while getting a small bit of roasted, toasty caramel on the head.

Taste:
A bold, but sweet malt taste that's countered with a bitter resin flavor from the hops immediately comes through. The malt stays with this one throughout and it finishes with a acidic, pungent hop flavor at the end. A mild bit of warmth from the alcohol on it's way down.

Mouthfeel:
Very typical of an Indian Pale Ale, maybe a little creamier from the malt if anything. Leaves the tongue dry.

Overall:
It's probably worth mentioning that this beer was about three weeks old. There's a lot of good flavors going on in this beer. The really sweet malt, most noticeably on the front, and the tangy, resin-like bitterness from the hops on the back. Not necessarily balanced as other world-class IPAs, but still very pleasant. I really like how the sweetness comes through right from the start. Overall, this is a really enjoyable brew that I could see myself having a few of. A significant step above the Racer 5s and Hop Devils because of it's malt character and fresh flavor, but not well balanced or diverse to hang with the world class Plinys or Headys. A great beer that I would drink often if I had better access to it.

02-20-2014 03:56:19 | More by Zaso
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OMsweetOM

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-20-2014 03:51:59 | More by OMsweetOM
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ironchefkook

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-20-2014 02:36:46 | More by ironchefkook
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FLBrew

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-20-2014 02:15:22 | More by FLBrew
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RonJeezy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-20-2014 02:11:47 | More by RonJeezy
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eet_fuk

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-19-2014 23:39:29 | More by eet_fuk
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-19-2014 19:01:07 | More by Tricerahops
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ConorGolden

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-19-2014 03:47:54 | More by ConorGolden
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TheHumanTorch

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-19-2014 03:13:11 | More by TheHumanTorch
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-19-2014 02:41:19 | More by ToddBeans
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-19-2014 02:18:12 | More by NHbeerfishing
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-19-2014 01:42:12 | More by Gww1864
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Los1324

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-19-2014 00:49:47 | More by Los1324
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.7%

02-18-2014 22:27:33 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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rickcrip76

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-18-2014 20:04:45 | More by rickcrip76
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jrizzo5710

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-18-2014 19:54:57 | More by jrizzo5710
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904Will

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-18-2014 19:13:12 | More by 904Will
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,004 ratings.