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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

4,559 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,559
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 627
Gots: 547 | FT: 48
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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jono0101

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-27-2013 19:48:41 | More by jono0101
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-27-2013 18:58:27 | More by mjohnson17
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-27-2013 13:32:28 | More by discharmingly
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VinceMig

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-27-2013 02:24:05 | More by VinceMig
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JLapadura

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

11-27-2013 01:45:22 | More by JLapadura
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falc0n2600

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-26-2013 21:36:17 | More by falc0n2600
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OptionParalysis

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-26-2013 18:33:05 | More by OptionParalysis
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-26-2013 12:11:14 | More by Beergelden
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goalie33

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-26-2013 02:45:05 | More by goalie33
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BBAVUSO21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-26-2013 01:57:59 | More by BBAVUSO21
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - clear orange IPA with 2 finger head. Nice all around looking beer.

Smell - lots of citrus hop and floralness but also seems to have some maltiness to balance.

Taste - This is an incredible IPA. First WOW IPA I've tasted in quite a while. Like the smell, lots of citrus hop flavors up front with floral notes then the malt balance comes through in a very smooth and refreshing finish. Some very minor lingering bitterness but easily tolerable.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and buttery more like a 10% imperial.

Overall - This one lives up to the hype. So much flavor yet so sessionable with its smooth finish. Highly recommend to any IPA lover.

Serving type: can

11-26-2013 01:53:00 | More by bubseymour
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-26-2013 00:38:39 | More by Westuh
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-25-2013 18:03:05 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-25-2013 14:33:10 | More by Bizoneill
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-25-2013 04:47:33 | More by ZachKelly
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-25-2013 01:50:07 | More by AndrewMichael
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de1m0nte

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-25-2013 01:32:02 | More by de1m0nte
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-25-2013 01:30:03 | More by mltobin
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tmt71883

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-24-2013 23:52:57 | More by tmt71883
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-24-2013 23:47:46 | More by jtladner
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-24-2013 21:37:47 | More by Mscarpen
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-24-2013 20:56:57 | More by VictorFranco
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer in Northern Va. first time in the area for cigar city.

A- nice amber/orange color with a white beige head

S- love the smell of this beer. Hops jump right out with citrus and pine aroma

T-taste is smooth with orange and pine resin

M-slight cream malt hops resin mouthfeel

Great IPA very enjoyable for the first time having Cigar City. I will definitely be travels back to NVA.

Serving type: can

11-24-2013 02:55:15 | More by reebtaerG
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broadway848

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-24-2013 01:38:30 | More by broadway848
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving - Can poured into Speiglau IPA glass. Canned on 10-27, enjoyed on 11-23.

Appearance - A beautiful dark amber that is pretty clear. Pours a big soapy white head that stays for a bit.

Smell - Very piney and citrusy. It smells great. Very nice hints of grapefruit.

Taste - Wow, completely blown away. Very hop forward but still enough of a malt backbone that the hops aren't overpowering. It's got a nice balance but the hops shine through.

Mouthfeel - A little on the thick and fuller side. It's not heavy but you know there's more to it than water. A nice balance.

Overall - I'm completely blown away by this beer. I think it is the best tasting beer I've had the privilege of trying to date. The nose is really impressive with a huge piney dose but the citrus notes are still very prominent. If it was readily available in my area, this would be my beer.

Serving type: can

11-24-2013 01:18:13 | More by PSU_Mike
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,559 ratings.