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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,252 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,252
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 704
Gots: 783 | FT: 56
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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Photo of dirtylou
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz CAN

CANNED 11/12/13

Served in a funkwerks goblet - nice tangerine body with a huge white fluffy head. Pretty pungent aroma - tangerine, tropical fruit, mango, papaya and even some nice maltiness (akin to the first aroma that hits the nose upon walking into a brewery). Flavors follow suit pretty closely - relatively light bodied and light bitterness. Good stuff.

dirtylou, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of kruthy
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

kruthy, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Dogslife
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Dogslife, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of NooseJustice
4/5  rDev -6.3%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev -6.3%

BillRoth, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of IPAIsaac
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

IPAIsaac, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of brewskifan55
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 10/29/13. Poured into a snifter. Thanks for the trade, Cliff!

A: opaque burnt orange. A half-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing.

S: A citrus bomb featuring mango and grapefruit. Delightful.

T: Wow! Mangos, grapefruit and orange peels blend in for a rich and very balanced taste sensation. Low bitterness. Sweet and delicious.

M: medium to heavy with medium carbonation.

O: Now I see why this one's so popular. My new favorite IPA, beating (dare I say it?) Heady Topper. Could drink this one in abundance. Well done, Cigar City.

brewskifan55, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of StevePac
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

StevePac, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of auroracrisis
4/5  rDev -6.3%

auroracrisis, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of dexterk1
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is amber or maybe dark orange with head of about two inches or so.
Odor is piney and floral. I think those two some it up. One word-great.
Taste first hits you with a lot of hops and pine. I don't think the hops are overpowering and do not overbalance the overall taste. There is still some malt and little citrus perhaps. Nice finish.
Mouth feel is not heavy, but full.
Overall, this beer starts with hops upfront. They are not overpowering however and it is well balanced overall. Excellent IPA pretty much from start to finish.

dexterk1, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of vinny21bal
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

vinny21bal, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of rvajohn
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

rvajohn, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Soomars
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Soomars, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of FLima
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy amber color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Predominant aroma of grapefruits and mandarines. Hints of pine and earthy hops.
Slighlty acidy citric flavor with notes of pine, grapefruit, pepper and earth. Hops are not overpowering given its malt backbone.
Medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is very well hidden.
A flavorful IPA with great balance, but also relatively mellow enough to be sessionable. Quite different from the tropical Cigar City Dry hopped on the High Seas.

FLima, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Casterbridge
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Casterbridge, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Dhamma73
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Dhamma73, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Saltee
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Saltee, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Brewer1980
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Brewer1980, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of dankjohn
4/5  rDev -6.3%

dankjohn, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of BradStokley
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BradStokley, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

qcbrewer, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of jono0101
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jono0101, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of mjohnson17
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mjohnson17, Nov 27, 2013
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,252 ratings.