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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,569 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,569
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 629
Gots: 550 | 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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VBWharfRat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

09-11-2013 01:07:01 | More by VBWharfRat
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gjoker321

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-11-2013 01:01:37 | More by gjoker321
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booyahachieved3

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-10-2013 19:57:48 | More by booyahachieved3
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TonyJ815

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

09-10-2013 17:09:47 | More by TonyJ815
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user785335

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12%

09-10-2013 16:39:26 | More by user785335
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-10-2013 15:14:05 | More by tubbnik
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-10-2013 12:58:25 | More by HRamz3
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wesside89

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-10-2013 07:02:25 | More by wesside89
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dowen17

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured aggressively into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper color with a one finger head. Great lacing and decent retention for an IPA. Huge lacing down the entire glass.

On the nose is orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine and other citrus esters. Earthy notes linger in the back and some pine resin begins to come through at the end.

Taste is very citrus forward. Sweet tangerine and bitter grapefruit meld perfectly. Some malt backbone really gives this beer a great balance. Some honey sweetness. Pine bitterness rests on the back of the tongue but its not just a hop bomb. There's a hint of grain/wheat at the very end that was surprising but welcomed as a nice touch for this style.

On the light side of medium bodied but not watery at all. Very nice carbonation. Keeps the flavors alive in your mouth and makes the beer very refreshing.

Very good IPA. Would definitely drink again. Well worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 02:55:52 | More by dowen17
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Hendry

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light amber,clear as a bell,minimal white head that leaves instantly.Average lacing at best.

Aroma is that all so common malty blast with hops hidden in the background. Not at all getting the waves of various tropical aromas described in the numerous reviews. The nose makes me anticipate another IPA with a diacetyl edge.

No disappointment: it tastes exactly as it smells, with the slightly syrupy sweetness ruling over the hops with dominance. There is a slight grapefruit rind bitterness a second or so into the swallow, but it is another case of too little, too late. This IPA blows one note, and it is a pretty boring one after a couple sips.

Mouthfeel is medium, syrupy, grainy, low carbonation.

Clearly a matter of taste here, but I prefer a hop forward IPA, and Jai Alai doesn't meet that qualification for what I am seeking. Anyone expecting a tropical fruit blast from Jai Alai is bound to be disappointed, and I wouldn't bother to seek it out again despite the unusually high rating.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 01:31:40 | More by Hendry
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BadJustin

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-10-2013 01:17:03 | More by BadJustin
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bschinelli

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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SixShotSinge

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-09-2013 02:19:07 | More by mattsmith413
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-09-2013 00:29:54 | More by bccrosley
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jokermanboy

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.4%

09-08-2013 21:52:00 | More by jokermanboy
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-08-2013 20:56:37 | More by vrbulldog22
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-08-2013 05:19:51 | More by Docrock
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Franch

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Bobbydigi

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

09-06-2013 21:13:22 | More by stephensinner
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,569 ratings.