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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,344 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,344
Reviews: 1,095
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 717
Gots: 813 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ONN8, Jan 19, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Moyman for this one.

12oz can. Pours a hazy copper color with a 1/4 inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is rich tropical fruits. Mango, guava, papaya. Sweet orange and grapefruit. The taste mirrors the aroma. More of those tropical fruit flavors. Juicy. Some floral bitterness as well as a fair amount of malts. Bitter tropical fruits at the finish with some flowery hop aftertaste. Great amount of bitter hops throughout. Medium bodied. Overall, fantastic IPA I would love to have again.

PicoPapa, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Dave2234, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

davehuebner79, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

bkwhoppa66, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Pat_Loves_Hops, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

1Sunshine, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Lazaro, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ronn, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

KenGoesBeer, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

GrumpyBeer, Jan 17, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Extra in a trade with Chad. More Cigar City... Who's gonna complain about that? Canned the day after Christmas. Still fresh.

A- Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tulip glass. Pour yields a nice finger-and-a-half of bone white head. The head lingers for a bit, then is gone, kissing the glass with lacing. This IPA is a nice, hazy, light amber color. Good looking beer, here.

S- Grass and pine dominate the nose. There's also a juiciness to the aroma. The hops are balanced out by the malt. Quite nicely, actually. Not an overwhelmingly amazing nose. Just pleasant and balanced.

T- What goes for the nose can be said about the flavor. Nothing overwhelming. It's just simple and pleasant. Wish there was more bitterness. Though, it does have a nice juicy flavor. As with the aroma, the malt complements the hops nicely.

M- Really smooth drinking here. Light body with medium carbonation. Nice.

O- Glad to have been able to try this. Wouldn't go out of my way to get it again, but wouldn't be upset if Florida traders threw it in as an extra. A solid offering from CC.

jbwimer, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on Nov 13, 2013

A-hazy orangeish amber color with two fingers worth of frothy head

S-caramel malt, citrus hops, and tropical fruit sweetness

T-taste is similar to the smell with a caramel malt backbone and lots of citric hops

M-medium body, somewhat creamy, spicy carbonation

Overall I was super excited to find this, but I can't tell how different it would be really fresh as this can is 2 months old. Still a really well made tasty beer.

ksimons, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

SenorEsteban, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Llamameister, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bartos, Jan 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

daveydapoolman, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Tom_Gilman, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

threedaggers, Jan 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Beerrenda, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

SCZ, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

tabhill, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

AD17, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CurtisD, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JohnnyK, Jan 14, 2014
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,344 ratings.