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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,896 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,896
Reviews: 1,154
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 803
Gots: 1,093 | FT: 61
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 Boldenglishale
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Classall1989
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nonameworks1
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of SayBoom
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nodder
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can

A- Amber/orange and clear. A one finger white head that fades fast leaving some sticky lacing.

S- Sweet fruits like orange and mango. A big sweet maltiness present also.

T- Boom. What a great balance of sweet and bitter. Juicy citrus, mango, apricot.

M- Medium body and carbonation. A dry, clean finish. Very smooth for the bitterness present.

O- Phenomenal. Picked up a six while traveling in The South. Wish I had picked up a case.

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ER527
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lovethemhopps
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is straight up delicious! Citrusy, hoppy, and delicious. I wish they distributed in the Chicagoland area.

Photo of Amedlin18
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericcmay
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdcompton2
4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very lucky to get this fresh. Aroma is amazing!

Photo of loganburgh
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halfcircles
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sliprk314
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Panman7619
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smitch
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smroeb01
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Terry_N
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwilbur
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with moderate carbonation producing a 1 inch white head that quickly recedes.
S: Nicely aromatic citrus hops (strong grapefruit along with a hint of passion fruit and orange). Resinous pine note too.
T: Hop notes follow aroma (grapefruit, passion fruit, orange) plus dry toasted cracker malt. Excellent balance.
M: Dry sweetness. Light-medium body (drinks lighter than ABV). Only mildly bitter (much less than aroma would suggest).
D: Extremely drinkable, nicely complex, and exceedingly refreshing. Excellent for style.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattleverenz
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of keags_beer
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,896 ratings.