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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,033 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,033
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 679
Gots: 709 | 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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Camel242000

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-02-2013 04:17:00 | More by Camel242000
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-02-2013 02:18:05 | More by Dawkins
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petepiroc

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-02-2013 00:13:44 | More by petepiroc
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dirtylou

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

12oz CAN

CANNED 11/12/13

Served in a funkwerks goblet - nice tangerine body with a huge white fluffy head. Pretty pungent aroma - tangerine, tropical fruit, mango, papaya and even some nice maltiness (akin to the first aroma that hits the nose upon walking into a brewery). Flavors follow suit pretty closely - relatively light bodied and light bitterness. Good stuff.

12-01-2013 20:24:22 | More by dirtylou
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kruthy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-01-2013 10:55:59 | More by kruthy
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Dogslife

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-01-2013 09:42:42 | More by Dogslife
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2013 03:30:56 | More by NooseJustice
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2013 01:20:32 | More by BillRoth
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-30-2013 22:24:38 | More by IPAIsaac
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Canned 10/29/13. Poured into a snifter. Thanks for the trade, Cliff!

A: opaque burnt orange. A half-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing.

S: A citrus bomb featuring mango and grapefruit. Delightful.

T: Wow! Mangos, grapefruit and orange peels blend in for a rich and very balanced taste sensation. Low bitterness. Sweet and delicious.

M: medium to heavy with medium carbonation.

O: Now I see why this one's so popular. My new favorite IPA, beating (dare I say it?) Heady Topper. Could drink this one in abundance. Well done, Cigar City.

11-30-2013 16:43:12 | More by brewskifan55
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StevePac

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-30-2013 16:16:24 | More by StevePac
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-30-2013 02:43:03 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,033 ratings.