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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,491 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,491
Reviews: 1,106
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 730
Gots: 857 | 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:
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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3/5  rDev -29.7%

coreyb024, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ha-sheem, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of DerekF
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this both in a can and on tap while in Florida. A stellar IPA that can compete with Modus Hoperandi as one of my favorites (though it is a touch less hoppy than MH). A nice hoppy onset with an appreciable citrusy sweetness. Well balanced without too much bite at the end.

Highly recommended for any Hophead.

DerekF, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

PalatePilot, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Reappropriated, Dec 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

alex_hart, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

deschutes_fan, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

aakerman, Dec 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Steve212, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

petepiroc, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz CAN

CANNED 11/12/13

Served in a funkwerks goblet - nice tangerine body with a huge white fluffy head. Pretty pungent aroma - tangerine, tropical fruit, mango, papaya and even some nice maltiness (akin to the first aroma that hits the nose upon walking into a brewery). Flavors follow suit pretty closely - relatively light bodied and light bitterness. Good stuff.

dirtylou, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

kruthy, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Dogslife, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BillRoth, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

IPAIsaac, Nov 30, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 10/29/13. Poured into a snifter. Thanks for the trade, Cliff!

A: opaque burnt orange. A half-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing.

S: A citrus bomb featuring mango and grapefruit. Delightful.

T: Wow! Mangos, grapefruit and orange peels blend in for a rich and very balanced taste sensation. Low bitterness. Sweet and delicious.

M: medium to heavy with medium carbonation.

O: Now I see why this one's so popular. My new favorite IPA, beating (dare I say it?) Heady Topper. Could drink this one in abundance. Well done, Cigar City.

brewskifan55, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

StevePac, Nov 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

auroracrisis, Nov 30, 2013
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,491 ratings.