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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,211 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,211
Reviews: 1,089
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 697
Gots: 771 | FT: 56
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Keananmichael5, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CMui, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

obiwan_k3n00bi, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BringbakFavre, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

appearance: pours a monstrous, white, sticky head with unbelievaboe retention, color is a slightly hazy copper, ith very little visible carbonation.

smell; mild but very pleasant. quite bread for an IPA, with melon and other vague tropical notes.

taste; very similar to smell, but the bread is slightly stronger.

mouthfeel; full bodied but not heavy, slighlty dry, very slight carbonation.

overall; unique and immensely satisfying IPA, very drinkable, would definitely buy again.

SteveB24, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

snowen21, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

scxcrunner, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BryanK, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kmanjohnson, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Mitchster, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

RAKeeler, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Stumo55555, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

barl3yfan, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

tuka, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

swetsastonic, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

TubaDan, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

woooobeer, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

deekyn, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Maurizio
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good head with good retention and lacing. Nose is citrus and pear. Taste is smoothly bitter, with silky heat more than its purported 7.5%, not in a bad way. Medium bitter taste with fruity hop finish. Great beer, but perhaps not quite world class. This wasn't a super-fresh can, so I'll certainly taste it again if I ever have the chance.

Maurizio, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jacobbocce72, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

douginromeo, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Aprice34, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Philousa
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear straw/orange color with a thin layer of foam clinging to the edge of the glass. The suds fall back into the drink, making lacing difficult and sparse, going more for the mosaic look than the ring look. Pine and resin accompany an overwhelming citrus aroma: grapefruit and orange are the heavyweights. There is some biscuit behind it, but you have to look for it especially when it is freshly poured and the carbonation is going well. The biscuit comes out a little more in the flavor, cooked well with some doughy presence, it comes first, then lots of citrus and resin, followed by a strong bitterness, but it isn't overwhelming. The citrus is almost tart and balances the bitterness well. The hop flavors are enough to knock me off my chair, they're so prevalent. The feel is quite dry, the body on the light side. This beer is focused on hops a lot, but there is some maltiness to it as well, balancing it out very nicely. The hop bite is a little harsh in this, so I'd switch to another drink sooner than, say, a Stone IPA or Racer 5, but the flavor is more of an experience so it's a trade off.

Philousa, Mar 08, 2014
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,211 ratings.