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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,055 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,055
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 678
Gots: 715 | FT: 55
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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Headyman

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-20-2013 01:27:11 | More by Headyman
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-20-2013 01:05:40 | More by Nunya
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smanders

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

I'd seen this awhile back at TW and had read good things about it in the interim. I'm really glad I grabbed a 6'er of cans on my way home from work today.
This canned beer was poured into a 1 pint Ball (wide mouth) jar.

Appearance - A darker shade of amber with a nice, white head; nice lacing throughout.

Smell - Yum! Sweet grapefruit. Lots of sweet grapefruit!

Taste - The medley of hops in this ale screams refreshment. 7.5% ABV? Are you sure; this tastes too light and restoring.

Mouthfeel - Silky smooth even with the oiliness of all those hops.

Drinkability - High! Considering this is available year-round, it may put up a fight with my SNPA. Yes, that's saying a lot!

12-19-2013 21:54:02 | More by smanders
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isayhoomhom

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-19-2013 19:34:51 | More by isayhoomhom
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SweetLittleSumpin

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-19-2013 18:31:54 | More by SweetLittleSumpin
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Imacopyouidiot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-19-2013 06:57:34 | More by Imacopyouidiot
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-19-2013 04:00:04 | More by crowbar540
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%

A-dark gold in color with a large white head that leave a good lace on the glass
S-citrus hop smell upfront with a grassy hint
T-strong hop bite with a good malt taste in there that goes to a bitter hop aftertaste that balances out with a nice malt finish
M-medium body and medium carbonation
o-This beer is another great American IPA I have grown to love. It has it all.

12-19-2013 02:35:34 | More by a0lbudman
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blbarnett3

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2013 23:43:35 | More by blbarnett3
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tut2528

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2013 18:21:39 | More by tut2528
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Danjo8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-18-2013 17:38:10 | More by Danjo8
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meb3476

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2013 17:33:01 | More by meb3476
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2beerdogs

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2013 05:26:30 | More by 2beerdogs
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northstar23

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-18-2013 02:26:19 | More by northstar23
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brianmandell

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-18-2013 01:49:31 | More by brianmandell
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IronTom

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2013 01:31:30 | More by IronTom
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CSpoons

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-17-2013 22:32:18 | More by CSpoons
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2013 22:18:17 | More by seanchai
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Sorcerer

United Kingdom (England)

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured into a small heavy crystal mug developing 3/4" of foam which lingered for more than 50 seconds. Lacing developed, and clung to the sides, graphically denoting enthusiastic draughts. The head has different creamy shades of white and varied bubble sizes.

Olfactorily intriguing bowl of tropical fruit inhaled through a filter of juniper and pine. A way of saying imaginary fruit, or exotic fruit, like ripe lychee, or something of mango, even guava. As well, there's this weird watermelon Jolly Rancher thing going on in there. Sweet. Freshly mown hay fields as well. Crackers? No, but perhaps biscuit. Really nice nose. Copper smell upon cracking the can.

Taste is of one adorable IPA goodness with a solid glowing finish, with an enduring bitterness. Dry at the end. Good balance. Good bitterness. I don't lie, jai Alai is very very good. It reminds me of something I drink regularly here in Northern California from the keg. Good with hot spicy food. Holds it's own. Sweet maltiness presence throughout amazed me with the fine balance. Well done.

Mouthfeel is fine. Not overly carbonated. Perhaps more gas would be better? No, this is how I like it. The hop/malt balance is almost perfect, I am blown away, and each gulp is satisfying and filling.

In conclusion, I found this one so damn good that I had to have a second can. It's so good that I am going to look for it.

12-17-2013 04:40:36 | More by Sorcerer
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DrChadly

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2013 04:00:58 | More by DrChadly
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javlin624

Texas

2/5  rDev -53.2%

12-17-2013 01:55:35 | More by javlin624
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zimm421

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from a can (dated 11/6/13) into a SA Perfect Pint. Appears a nice copper color, with a thick, fluffy, off-white head that has great retention, and leaves great lacing.

The nose is full of citrus, most notably oranges, along with some grapefruit. There’s some good tropical notes as well, including mango and pineapple. The taste follows right along those lines, with loads of citrus. There’s some sweetness in the background, but the taste is definitely dominated by bitter hops. The finish is very bitter, and lingers for quite a while.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with good active carbonation. There’s a slightly sticky finish, but not overly so. Has a good feel too it, but would like a little less stickiness. Overall, this is a great IPA. Tastes wonderful, even being canned over a month ago. The citrus is just what I expected out of this, and was much more impressive than the pour I had on draft while in Florida.

12-16-2013 18:56:32 | More by zimm421
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moarmare

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-16-2013 13:22:21 | More by moarmare
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k_clarkie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-16-2013 03:40:16 | More by k_clarkie
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

12-16-2013 00:43:26 | More by cornucopia
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,055 ratings.