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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,201 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,201
Reviews: 1,089
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 695
Gots: 762 | FT: 57
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Gotti311, Feb 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Krafty34, Feb 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

Roland, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Damian74Shensky, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Rbodacious, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

PapiMagnum, Feb 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jworkman, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

lanciloti, Feb 06, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber with orange tint and a hazy look to it. Just a light touch of foam on top covers most of the top of the beer. Brussels lacing. The aroma is an intoxicating burst of citrus hops. I get orange and mango notes. The front of the palate is like biting into a grapefruit. Intensely fresh hop flavor assaults your palate. This is quickly followed by a good malt backbone. That hop fades slowly away and beckons further sips. The mouth is moderately carbonated and the hops definitely prick the tastebuds.

Franziskaner, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Phil_H, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

dspinler, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

beer-me-please, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Jah_Json, Feb 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Scooch, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

rankandfile, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

markcp, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

hopazoid, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Kevincredible, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BubalooBrewMaster, Feb 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this a few of these and thought it was too bitter for my liking and I have it an overall rating of 3.25.
1 left of the 6 pack to give a proper review. Dated 12-26-13.
Poured into a pint glass this looks like an IPA with a copper color. Just a slight haze and three fingers of dense white head with an aggressive pour. Sticky.
Aroma is piney, resiny with some notes of grapefruit and slightly toasted cookie malt.
Taste isn't as bitter as was my first impression of this beer. The piney hops are strong. A long slightly bitter finish with a clean sweet malt taste. Highly carbonated with the alcohol completely hidden. Medium bodied. Overall impression is this is an ipa with lots of flavor-big on those sticky pine like hops with high carbonation, a sticky lace and a sweet malt bill. Well made ipa. I prefer a more fruity, tropical hop bite with less bitterness but can see why it's so popular.

deebo, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

T12oy, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

PBrady12, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jplopez21, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,201 ratings.