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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,976 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,976
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 670
Gots: 689 | FT: 52
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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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-11-2013 00:34:27 | More by BRYeleJR
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freemanj

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-10-2013 23:50:47 | More by freemanj
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Canned 10/22/2013. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange color with one finger of a slightly off white head. Body is hazy with some fine suspended sediment.

Smell: Lots of tropical fruit notes such as mango, pineapple as well as orange, peach, and some slight piney notes and some sweet maltiness to balance it out.

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely. Starts out with some sweet malt followed by more tropical fruits, grapefruit and stronger piney notes than in the aroma. Bitterness is medium

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick mouthfeel with medium levels of fine carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth after the finish. Smooth, but drinks bigger than the 7.5% that it is.

Overall: Really good stuff. Tons of tropical and citrus hop qualities with a good malt backbone to keep things balanced. Definitely worth trying if you can get it.

11-10-2013 23:36:05 | More by Jonada
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-10-2013 23:27:04 | More by Brushkanna
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-10-2013 22:50:39 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-10-2013 19:24:15 | More by Sarge3130
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-10-2013 16:05:05 | More by mrandypandy
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HideYaBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-10-2013 15:39:14 | More by HideYaBeer
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

This beer is great, really citrusy and bitter. Tastes like drinking orange/grapefruit juice straight outta the can. More like citrus juice than the other IPAs. Most comparable to Elevated IPA from Le Cumbre or Sculpin from Ballast Point. Tried in Florida while there for an interview.

11-10-2013 03:12:57 | More by ISmith87
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-10-2013 02:48:07 | More by DanSmith17
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agsourdough1

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-10-2013 01:21:43 | More by agsourdough1
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-10-2013 00:14:45 | More by doc17325
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xVERITAS

Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

Wow, this is a great canned IPA. Canned 10/16.

Pours a nice hazel-orange with almost no head (if you tilt pour!) and smells like spring time...flowers and fruits and rainbows (not the rainbows really). Tastes phenomenal. Really holds its own against other IPAs. Super smooth drinking, I wish I had a lot more of this! Would highly recommend, enjoy! Cheers

11-09-2013 22:07:15 | More by xVERITAS
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-09-2013 13:18:15 | More by nmann08
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Arch-Harris

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-09-2013 06:34:10 | More by Arch-Harris
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Scott_McCool

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-09-2013 03:53:53 | More by Scott_McCool
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DavidSteffens

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-09-2013 03:13:12 | More by DavidSteffens
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-09-2013 03:05:48 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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420drinker

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-09-2013 02:09:13 | More by 420drinker
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-09-2013 01:46:00 | More by salthemonster
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%

12oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy, dirty orange with a one finger thick white head. Great head retention with nearly solid lacin all the way around.

Orange, tangerine, pineapple, and pine burst from the top of the glass. Just amazing punch of hoppy goodnees out of this beer. Tropical fruit really dominates but there is that light touch of pine. Not really any malt that I can pick up.

More juicy hops in the flavor. Very citrusy and there is a touch of caramel malt I can pick up on. There is a slight tartness but it really compliments everything more than detracts. Very high bitterness that lingers on the tongue long after the finish. Nice thick mouthfeel and body that doesn't get too sweet.

Overall, a truly world class IPA. There is just so much hop aroma and flavor here but it still stays in balance somewhow. A great beer that I wish I could get all the time.

11-09-2013 01:11:30 | More by rangerred
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Sampman

Alabama

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-09-2013 00:48:47 | More by Sampman
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-09-2013 00:20:07 | More by gavjamhawk
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ncelauro

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-08-2013 23:36:45 | More by ncelauro
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -29.7%

11-08-2013 19:30:51 | More by 100200300
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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