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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,088 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,088
Reviews: 1,082
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 683
Gots: 725 | 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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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
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Ralphs66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-08-2013 17:53:11 | More by Ralphs66
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-08-2013 08:36:22 | More by Maillard
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bmac093

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-08-2013 02:59:01 | More by bmac093
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arusso13

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-08-2013 02:33:52 | More by arusso13
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -47.3%

11-08-2013 02:18:28 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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sunofneurot

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-08-2013 02:17:52 | More by sunofneurot
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a can, dated 10/3/13, into a Dogfish Head tulip. A dim, hazy, well carbonated orange-red color fills the glass. Splotchy lacing sticks to the sides with a frothy white head that receded to a thin ring. Dipping my nose into the glass reveals a huge citrus-forward aroma of oranges, grapefruit, and pleasant pine scent. It's nothing that you haven't smelled before in an IPA, just balanced perfectly to make you smile. The flavors mirror the smell with more pine on the finish. Medium-bodied and a little more viscous that I anticipated, but not in a bad way. This is very well-made juice and I hope that one day Cigar City makes it to VA. With this one being my first, I can guarantee it won't be my last. Cheers!

11-08-2013 02:10:57 | More by Cubatobaco
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-07-2013 21:21:06 | More by edhizdeid
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Bstewart


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-07-2013 21:00:06 | More by Bstewart
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Morockm

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-07-2013 16:48:27 | More by Morockm
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KTien

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-07-2013 12:24:18 | More by KTien
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jshusc

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +3%

Great beer! Stands up to its reputation.

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

A: A dark, hazy orange color. One inch head that holds up nicely.

S: Bitter piney notes, with orange and grapefruit citrus balance.

T: Hops aplenty. Deliciously bitter on the front, the hops hold up and through the citrus backend to balance the brew nicely.

M: Medium carbonation. Thick and delicious.

O: This is a great beer that makes me wish I lived in Florida. Well done offering from Cigar City.

11-07-2013 03:26:49 | More by jshusc
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-07-2013 01:46:34 | More by grimey68
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,088 ratings.