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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

4,673 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,673
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 638
Gots: 590 | FT: 49
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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Ratings: 4,673 | Reviews: 1,066 | Display Reviews Only:
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-30-2013 01:32:59 | More by auroracrisis
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dexterk1

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is amber or maybe dark orange with head of about two inches or so.
Odor is piney and floral. I think those two some it up. One word-great.
Taste first hits you with a lot of hops and pine. I don't think the hops are overpowering and do not overbalance the overall taste. There is still some malt and little citrus perhaps. Nice finish.
Mouth feel is not heavy, but full.
Overall, this beer starts with hops upfront. They are not overpowering however and it is well balanced overall. Excellent IPA pretty much from start to finish.

Serving type: can

11-29-2013 21:07:04 | More by dexterk1
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-29-2013 19:36:22 | More by vinny21bal
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rvajohn

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-29-2013 19:35:24 | More by rvajohn
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Soomars

Georgia

3/5  rDev -29.7%

11-29-2013 19:32:30 | More by Soomars
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FLima

Brazil

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy amber color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Predominant aroma of grapefruits and mandarines. Hints of pine and earthy hops.
Slighlty acidy citric flavor with notes of pine, grapefruit, pepper and earth. Hops are not overpowering given its malt backbone.
Medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is very well hidden.
A flavorful IPA with great balance, but also relatively mellow enough to be sessionable. Quite different from the tropical Cigar City Dry hopped on the High Seas.

Serving type: can

11-29-2013 18:32:07 | More by FLima
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-29-2013 13:35:26 | More by Casterbridge
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-28-2013 19:16:28 | More by Dhamma73
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Saltee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-28-2013 18:26:12 | More by Saltee
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MoBitterMoBetter33

Alabama

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-28-2013 14:37:07 | More by MoBitterMoBetter33
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

11-28-2013 10:28:23 | More by Brewer1980
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dankjohn

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-28-2013 01:12:51 | More by dankjohn
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BradStokley

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2013 23:45:40 | More by BradStokley
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-27-2013 20:41:41 | More by qcbrewer
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jono0101

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Maryland

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
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
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,673 ratings.