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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,515 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,515
Reviews: 1,108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 732
Gots: 868 | 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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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Argee, Monday at 10:09 PM
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3.76/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +4%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%

Beaz18, Sunday at 01:55 PM
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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

Joshuabarnardj, Sunday at 10:15 AM
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/4/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, peach, mango, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, peach, mango, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of big juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sunday at 06:19 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

Mtpschawk, Sunday at 02:19 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

IckyT2012, Sunday at 02:06 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

Jmurgas, Saturday at 08:13 PM
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

dm123, Saturday at 07:50 AM
Photo of SomethingClever
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap poured into shaker pint

A: clear copper color nice fluffy head laced on the glass well 

S: grapefruit orange little bready      

T: very clean smooth grapefruit and orange flavors nice light bitterness on the end

M: very clean feel nice smoothness 

O: very well done IPA it's fruity finishes clean not too bitter it's very good 

SomethingClever, Saturday at 02:58 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Wow. Best IPA I've had in a while, well crafted, and a great take on the style. Glad to finally get to try it on a trip to the Keys. Spent two weeks getting to know this gem. Pours a dark honey with a half inch creamy head, and great lacing. A big nose of tropical fruit and hops. Taste is plenty of fruit, mango, pineapple, and tangerine, with a gret hop presence and a nice bitter finish. A touch of caramel malt balance it out nicely. Not boozy, but full bodied. A truly great IPA that I will look forward to on my next trip to Florida. Room for some in my suitcase home for sure.

RobbDogg, Saturday at 12:18 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ChrisISO_SJ, Nov 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jernami75, Nov 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

TomT2, Nov 21, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -22.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

BallsDeep, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

AlMarzo, Nov 19, 2014
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,515 ratings.