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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,645 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,645
Reviews: 1,119
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 739
Gots: 912 | FT: 54
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer, and I think it held up throughout drinking the whole beer for sure. It's sweet and light, but still with enough hops for the IPA fans out there. It's very well balanced and drinkable.

Light amberish/brown color. Mine poured with a pretty big head(very white) and I let it settle for a bit.

The citrus and some other light fruits are definitely in the smell. It smells good, but not great to me at least.

The first drink I think tastes a bit fruity, but then it mellows out after you wait a bit, or have more. It's very easy to drink especially considering it is 7.5% abv.

No complaints. I'll have this beer again. I think it's great for just a solid easy to drink IPA, but still has a unique, balanced, and enjoyable taste to it.

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Poured from a can into a tulip.

A. A nice amber color with medium haze. Pours a fluffy 2 finger head.

S. Big tropical fruit and citrus aroma with a touch of white grape and slight biscuity malt. Juicy. Slight pine.

T. This is delicious. Starting with just a little malt then fading to the big hop flavors. Backing up the nose I'm getting citrus notes along with a white grape flavor and sought pine. Malt is there to perfectly balance this beer. I get a finish of orange and grapefruit rind for a minute. Very sessionable. I'm just loving this.

M. For an IPA it has a medium mouthfeel with sight carbonation. Very clean finish.

O. This beer is so good. Really lives up to the hype. Beautifully done by cigar city. I'm loving every aspect.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,645 ratings.