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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,768 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,768
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 769
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%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Cresant
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured this 12 oz can into a Sam Adams glass. Canned Feb 11 2013 and consumed not long after. The body was bright orange/copper and had yeasty bits in suspension. The off white head left minimal lacing.

The smell was like orange juice and bread dough. Crisp fall leaves. Simple and clean.

The taste was of orange rinds with a light bready sweetness. Juicy and so flavorful - I could drink this all day! There was a nice lingering bitterness that dried out leaving me drinking this one way too fast.

The mouthfeel was a bit slick with an understated carbonation. Medium body. Solid and worthy of the glowing reputation.

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this before from a bottle, but the legendary woodychandler hooked me up with a can, and it was even better. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a orange/brownish color with a 1/2 inch head.Smell is very hoppy, some notes of citrus. Taste is the smae, big hops up front, some citrus, bitter and dry, a tasty beer. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

Photo of Pencible
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with some off white head.
S: It smelled like loads of pine and dank herbal hops, with some grapefruit and wild flower honey.
T: It tasted like candied grapefruit and pine, with some herbal hops and sweet honey. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Good body.
D: This was a solid IPA with great hoppy scent and taste. The body was fine, and the finish was not harsh despite all the bitterness. So it was pretty easy to drink, and improved further as it warmed. Seems like this could fade quickly, so make sure to drink this brew while it's fresh if possible. Delicious.

Photo of ianmatth
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Orange-yellow. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - Good hop smell. Fruit and citrus

T - Fruit, a little citrus, thin malt taste, not a lot of bitterness.

M - Easy to drink, not too bitter, very thin

O - A good IPA, but a little overrated. Nice fruit taste, but very thin.

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

when you need a fix and you can't get heady topper or pliney, this fits in just fine. I live in florida, so it's become relatively easy to acquire, so it's now being stocked all the time.

in a lot of ways it reminds me of a light heady topper- citrus and hop aroma and good balance, just not as powerful. (not a double afterall)

if you live in florida, this is a must buy.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of scotorum
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned December 17th 2013. Three weeks old.

Poured from the 12 oz, can into a glass tumbler

a: Clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded to thick even frothy surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild pine

t: Resin hops forward over a medium malt base. Some grassy notes at the end.

m: Medium and very smooth.

o: Liking the appearance and mouthfeel better than the taste, which is very good but not outstanding in either the flavor or bitterness dept. Certainly looks and feels like a top quality IPA. .

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of jwchestnut
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - copper, burnt orange, brilliant white head, pillowly foam

S - grapefruit and citrusy hops, toasted bread, sweet honey-like notes

T - follows the noise, love the malty base, lots of fruity and floral hops with a late mouth bitterness that builds throughout but never overpowers the strong malt sweetness, no hint of the 7.5 abv - could drink this all night

M - smooth going down with medium carbonation, thicker than many american ipas, kind of chewy

0 - one of my favorites - wonderful balance between all that is at work here. i've had in the can as well as on tap and prefer the can. really wonderful and memorable stuff

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

A: Nice copper color, has some haze to it. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: As soon as I popped open the can, the aroma filled my nose. Tropical fruit explosion.

T: Follows the nose, and is balanced very nicely with caramel malt. Outstanding stuff and get bets better after each and every sip.

M: Good carbonation for the style. I could knock back these all night.

O: Couldn't put this one down. Wish I had regular access to it.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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