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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

4,559 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,559
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 627
Gots: 547 | FT: 48
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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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-21-2013 20:30:59 | More by bpfrush
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GoBlue12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-21-2013 17:57:25 | More by GoBlue12
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Dracarys

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-21-2013 03:23:00 | More by Dracarys
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- hazy orange and golden in color with a thick fluffy white head.

S- citrus and floral hop aromas.

T- citrus and pine dominates the flavor with a bit of sweet malt. Slight bitterness on the finish that leaves quickly.

M- smooth and thin at first then fizzy carbonation rolls on the tongue, dry on the finish.

O- while this IPA is very sessionable I think it lacks a bit in flavor and aroma.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 00:22:32 | More by AdamF625
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irv2424

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2013 23:42:50 | More by irv2424
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-19-2013 22:00:01 | More by Phillyz
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BeerMeInStl

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-18-2013 02:47:28 | More by BeerMeInStl
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-18-2013 01:28:25 | More by BColton1
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jmccullough108

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-18-2013 01:20:41 | More by jmccullough108
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spw109

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-17-2013 21:46:57 | More by spw109
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-17-2013 16:13:30 | More by Shnanign
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rgilbert

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-17-2013 15:20:39 | More by rgilbert
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illy0sis

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-17-2013 01:26:03 | More by illy0sis
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diehl07

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-16-2013 23:03:44 | More by diehl07
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BobaFret

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Canned on 5/28/13; enjoyed on 6/16/13.

A - Deep orange/amber with a thick cream head that quickly dissipates. A beautiful example of the style.

S - Strong notes of tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit. Sweet maltiness in the background. Smells ridiculously juicy!

T - Very juicy, as expected. First taste is of grapefruit/citrus followed by a malty finish.

M - Medium body; very easy to drink.

O - An exceptionally juicy and drinkable IPA. A nice contrast to the hop-bombs from the West Coast.

Serving type: can

06-16-2013 22:09:41 | More by BobaFret
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-15-2013 18:03:37 | More by roostor07
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-15-2013 01:45:41 | More by Cdunk11
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-14-2013 15:40:23 | More by anteater
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ali1987

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-14-2013 02:40:40 | More by ali1987
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Hubarooski

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-13-2013 20:20:25 | More by Hubarooski
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-13-2013 20:02:38 | More by djre4orm
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-13-2013 01:03:11 | More by Zonian1
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steevbr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-13-2013 00:35:46 | More by steevbr
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HoppySailor

Maryland

4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

In my snifter- Jai Alai India Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Fl. Twelve ounce can poured into a New Belgium snifter. Date on the can is May 31, 2013. This was a gift from my beer guy at Hops & Vines in Odenton, MD.

A- Pours a hazy amber color with a finger and a half of thick bubbles that withdraw quickly. A heavy web of even lacing is left all around the snifter. Volcano of tiny bubbles erupting heartily from the bottom of the glass. Gorgeous brew.

S- Very hearty smell of pineapple, mango and grapefruit. It almost smells too citrusy to be a beer. There is a faint smell of caramel malt, but the overpowering nose of citrus is remarkable.

T- Very nice citrus and hop bitterness. Grapefruit notes along with orange peel and a touch of mint. The finish is good and balanced after the hop punch to the palate. The malts are in there, but only enough for a little balance. There is no sweetness in this brew at all. (As has been mentioned, sweetness does show a little as this beer warms)

M- The mouthfeel is well above par. Nice bite on the introduction, but the final act is like oiled silk. Smooth and viscous all the way down with not even a hint of bite on the back of the throat. Maybe the best ever in this department.

O- Overall I would put this on pace with Sculpin IPA. This is a top-five IPA if not my number one. Shame I can't get it again without going to Florida. Awesome beer. And it's in a CAN!

Serving type: can

06-13-2013 00:12:13 | More by HoppySailor
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-13-2013 00:04:55 | More by BradMacMullin
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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