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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

5,778 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,778
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 781
Gots: 999 | 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:
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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Photo of Pete_Ale-man
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Although I see many good reviews, i am expanding my taste buds. Not quite use to the extra hoppy taste. Moving forward, looking at the description it is hard to note the citrus tones. I feel like I smell and taste the hops from start to finish. I didn't give it a bad review because it isn't a bad beer. In fact it may take me some time to get use to IPA style beers. So I give it a middle.of the road rating. Sorry if this offends anyone.

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of McMatt
4.89/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It’s got a caramel like sweetness with a really nice green front to it but even that strong green front has a citrus taste with it. It finishes with citrus and almost a tropical mango on the backside. Great balance of piney greenness and citrus flavors. Easy on the tongue with a light feel.

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

Tons of tropical juice flavor and sweetness start off with a minimal hop bite at the end. Pours a clear light copper body with a bright white head, with very fine and sticky lacing. At 7.5% this is very smooth and the alcohol is well hidden behind the flavors. Perfect beach beer. At only 3 weeks old Im excited to have gotten some.

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

Photo of kpowledge
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RoyBurks
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,778 ratings.