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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,771 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,771
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 774
Gots: 992 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,771 | Reviews: 1,136 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of hophead81
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluetree
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Creosote
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trixdout
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nuggetlover
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMWSIY
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden brown piss color. Medium hop body. Extremely floral/fruity hop taste. Tropical like. Dragonfruit. Starfruit. Guava. Fruity malt sweetness with a crisp fling before a smooth rolling finish.

Photo of Superbohl4
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Michael_Kent3
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakewatt135
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really surprised me on this one. A very delicious beer.

Photo of jaemeno3
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatheredwaters
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of claire3321
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RayReed522
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of almostjay
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMac59
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KillerJigger
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap on vacation recently. Have had it in the can as well on vacation over the new year. Wow was it good on tap, better than the can for sure. Was impressed at how the hopps was real apparent and fresh. I'm used to a stronger hopp presence and was happy that the fresh Jai Alai had it more than i recalled from the can. Very sweet ad fruity finish. Wished I had a keg in the cellar. Keep up the good brews.

Photo of jimbox
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steins_beer
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I had an aggressive pour into an IPA glass. Had 2 inches of head / foam that very slowly dissolved into a fine 1/8 of inch. Lots of beautiful lacing on the glass as I drank the contents. Color was a dark honey and I could not see my fingers on the other side of the glass.
Smell a very nice citrus smell that was followed by a secondary smell of the hops.
Taste....WOW this is beer stayed in my mouth very hoppy and a nice after taste. It was like drinking the nectar of the gods
All in all a great beer. In regards to a 6 pack right up there as a top 10 IPA in my book.

Photo of therubicon
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mobie
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,771 ratings.