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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,555 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,555
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 628
Gots: 546 | 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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kmatlack

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-17-2013 03:01:10 | More by kmatlack
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into HF snifter. Pours hazy darker orange, almost copper. Half finger head, great retention. I've always liked the smell of this beer, very citrusy, with a hint of bitterness. Taste follows the same. This can is about a month old, and it has fallen off a bit. The citrus doesn't have the same bite that it does fresh. It angers me a but when IPAs fall off that quickly, but this is still s great IPA.

Serving type: can

08-17-2013 02:09:12 | More by DonFrap
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StrangerTides

New York

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first introduction to IPAs, found it available on tap at The Living Room Restaurant in Boynton Beach, FL a few years ago. Prior to that I was a pretty undiscriminating beer drinker, choosing anything from Bud Light to Heineken to Sam Adams. It was a revelation to find a new type of beer with a really great taste. The thickness and smoothness of this beer combined with the tingling bitterness made an instant impression on me. Now I've taken every opportunity to try different beer varieties and IPAs remain my favorite, with Jai Alai being one of my top five or so.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2013 17:57:07 | More by StrangerTides
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YYZ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-16-2013 03:06:44 | More by YYZ
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JOrtt

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-16-2013 01:45:35 | More by JOrtt
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Brewphish

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-16-2013 01:42:48 | More by Brewphish
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pinnser

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-15-2013 20:41:42 | More by pinnser
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Mekong into a snifter.

dark copper, mild head. smell is big on hops but also sweet fruity malts. taste starts out a hoppy and ends with a nice bitterness. the flavor profile is excellent. more on the sweeter side for IPAs, but not as sweet as say sculpin. easy to drink, higher side of medium bodied with mild carbonation. the glass goes down quick.

overall a world class IPA. loved it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 19:59:38 | More by Axnjxn
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Charlie4872

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-15-2013 15:03:14 | More by Charlie4872
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.6%

08-15-2013 14:08:07 | More by trapper2408
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-15-2013 14:02:36 | More by StlHopHead77
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chefduff2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-15-2013 13:33:36 | More by chefduff2
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jmich24

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-15-2013 01:46:06 | More by jmich24
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ERRL710

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-15-2013 00:20:04 | More by ERRL710
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AmishRockstar

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-14-2013 21:53:29 | More by AmishRockstar
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2013 16:21:59 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-14-2013 15:09:48 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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GWhite

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-14-2013 03:06:50 | More by GWhite
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-14-2013 03:05:32 | More by RayOhioFelton
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mendonza

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-14-2013 02:07:40 | More by mendonza
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2013 01:54:33 | More by uncccegr
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Justinsosmart

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2013 01:28:23 | More by Justinsosmart
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

While not my favorite style, I recognize the superb quality of this beer. Great hazy and foamy appearance, strong citrusy smells, and piney and medium-hopped flavors. For the abv, this is a very easy-drinking IPA, with much complexity. Very floral and the right orange and lemon smells. this is the kind of beer that could change my mind about IPAs. Excellent.

Serving type: can

08-14-2013 00:57:46 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Danpisco12

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-13-2013 23:27:18 | More by Danpisco12
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SanMikeva

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-13-2013 21:43:36 | More by SanMikeva
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,555 ratings.