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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

4,566 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,566
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 629
Gots: 551 | 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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Ratings: 4,566 | Reviews: 1,065 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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jealmanzar

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-13-2013 20:49:49 | More by jealmanzar
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IPeteA91

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-13-2013 01:52:56 | More by IPeteA91
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-12-2013 22:30:05 | More by justforrazors
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ACB

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-12-2013 21:25:06 | More by ACB
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hogansct

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-12-2013 20:42:48 | More by hogansct
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-12-2013 08:18:56 | More by crbnfbr
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-12-2013 03:42:41 | More by LincolnHawk
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Fast-N-Loud

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-11-2013 23:51:05 | More by Fast-N-Loud
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Hefewiseman

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-11-2013 22:54:01 | More by Hefewiseman
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nabit

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-11-2013 16:06:04 | More by nabit
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themunjoy

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-11-2013 07:09:46 | More by themunjoy
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-11-2013 03:49:13 | More by jryanj927
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JayEvans813

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-11-2013 03:29:36 | More by JayEvans813
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 28 June 2013. Thanks to cubanbeerguy for the can. Tasted 1 August 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy medium amber-orange. 1.5 fingers off-white head, good retention and lovely terraces of lacing. Excellent.

Smell is undoubtedly the star of this beer, as it should be in most IPAs. Big citrus-piney blend, like a grapefruit orchard crossed with a pine forest (they have both of those in Florida, right?). Has a sweetness as well, adding orange and a touch of pineapple to the mix. Fanatastic.

Taste is good. A little chalky, and without those citrus and pine characters shining through like they do in the smell (which is, I know, much tougher to pull off in the taste). There is a touch of citrus, but mostly it's a mostly-clean, slightly chalky flavor. Kinda low on the bitterness for an IPA, but enough that it satisfies my desires, though folks who want their tongues sandpapered may be disappointed.

Feel is pleasant. Medium-bodied, a little fuzzy in the carbonation. Fades out but leaves a low long-lasting bitterness on the tongue.

A really nice IPA, heavily hop-forward in the smell, a little less so in the taste. Good stuff, and one that I'd drink frequently if it were available here. Happy I have another can!

Serving type: can

08-11-2013 02:58:49 | More by zeledonia
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,566 ratings.