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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,671 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,671
Reviews: 1,119
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 742
Gots: 933 | FT: 53
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 Footballtennishockeygolf
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Srbelow
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BruinsDude325
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drbenderdo
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnF
4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickWebster87
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Woody, smokey, hoppy! Drink it daily when I'm in Key West, Florida.

Photo of frlrv1020
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slemendous
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bencooper27
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HalfFull
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can imported from Florida to California. Pours a clear deep copper in color and blasts a good dose of hops from the can. Sports a nice iinch of soapy foam cap which shows good retention. Touch of muddled caramel on the nose along with a balanced op character.

Taste is chewy and bright with a pleasant courseness and an everpresent citric hop presence. Touch of ethanol eminates from the glass. Offers a rather complex malt structure/hop mystery. Bit woody in nature. Hop forward yet skillfullly balanced. Actually quite remarkeable and easy on the palate. Not a San Diego IPA by any means but pretty damn solid,.

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

Photo of seifer1886
3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDW4195
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

I hate IPA's and I'm giving this an extremely high rating...'nuff said.

Photo of ahall313
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of jessealmlie
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeremiah5_0
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of HopintheSouth
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

From a can- brought back from Orlando by a friend.

Smell of apricot, orange and tangerine and a slight sweetness of malt. Unfiltered as poured in a glass, looks like rusty orange- almost what you see as the sun rises on a hazy day.

At first taste, hop flow of delicious citrus fruits, bitterness well pronounced and a lingering aftertaste of slight alcohol and orange/grapefruit rind. Sweet malt backbone and medium body.

Like many have said this is a solid IPA. Very tasty, I can almost feel like I'm in Florida drinking it. I would replace my OJ in the morning with this beer every day. Very solid- I hope to try more from Cigar City

Photo of PostRockandCats
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a can to a glass.

L- Deep Straw/ Gold. Tad cloudy. Finger and a half of head.

S- Tropical Fruit. Lots of mango and Pineapple. Tiny bit of malt. Citrus hops at the end.

T- Very fruit forward, but not cloying or overly sweet. Citrusy resin hops balance out the fruit nicely. Very balanced. Very different. Respect.

F- Light and crisp. Doesn't linger. I can see drinking this on the beach in summer all day. Not heavy at all.

O- Nice little Florida gem! I'm glad I got over my can hatred to try this! One of my favorites, now!

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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of elliott1184
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,671 ratings.