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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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5,769 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,769
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 770
Gots: 992 | FT: 54
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
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of secondtooth
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the can a murky amber, with a prodigious head of off-white suds. Heavy-duty, thick, and ornate lacing. Wow.

Nose is delicious and seemingly fresh floral and citrus hops. Yum.

Taste is a rich and heavy onslaught of hoppy goodness, yet with a nicely-balanced malt profile to set it all off. Drinks very smoothly, too.

This is a superb, top-tier IPA that I hope to encounter again if it becomes available in my area someday (crossed fingers)!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of 57md
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper color with two fingers of white head. The head enjoyed some decent retention and left nice lacing behind. The nose has notes of piney hops. The blend of malt and hops is quite tasty. The finish is appropriately bitter.

I love that such a high quality IPA is available in cans - makes for a tasty tailgate.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MarcWP
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into Sam Adams glass.


Appearance is slightly hazy light orange with big fluffy cream colored head that doesn't plan on going anywhere.


Aroma is big citrus fruit, orange, tangelo, pineapple juice, kiwi, floral, and sweet bread.


The palate is more of the same, with orange juice, kiwi, lemon peel, sweet biscuit, dried herbs, and a pepperiness not present in the aroma.


Mouthfeel is medium with a touch of silkiness in the middle palate and an astringent drying bitterness towards the back.


Overall a tasty IPA that has nothing offensive and is really well balanced mid palate with a touch much spiciness on the finish.

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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice tangerine orange body. Light haze. Great retention and ok lace on a creamy off-white head.

S - Soft grapefruit, lemon, bright wood, touch of cilantro, brown breads.

T - Creamy smooth, malt forward opening with caramel, bread crust, and brown sugar. Sharp woody and herbal bitters meet the sweetness in the middle of the profile. Bitter sweet orange and grapefruit citrus linger through the finish.

M - Full body and shockingly smooth for an IPA.

O - A solid single IPA on the sweeter side of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,769 ratings.