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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

4,673 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,673
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 638
Gots: 590 | FT: 49
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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Ratings: 4,673 | Reviews: 1,066 | Display Reviews Only:
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ChrisCBeets

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-18-2013 03:49:15 | More by ChrisCBeets
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-17-2013 23:20:54 | More by beertardis
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Summer78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-17-2013 21:42:20 | More by Summer78
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-17-2013 18:39:14 | More by starrdogg
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-17-2013 10:51:53 | More by Ajlvt
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Gerred

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-17-2013 01:58:08 | More by Gerred
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-16-2013 05:57:12 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-16-2013 01:00:09 | More by Burt
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WillKillem

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-15-2013 21:37:34 | More by WillKillem
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-15-2013 18:31:09 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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rashbash22

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-15-2013 08:37:08 | More by rashbash22
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Drumomatic

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-15-2013 01:19:29 | More by Drumomatic
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-ronin-

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-14-2013 18:56:07 | More by -ronin-
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thomascj

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-14-2013 14:23:19 | More by thomascj
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-14-2013 00:41:52 | More by thegerm87
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-13-2013 22:15:43 | More by wyatt13
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-13-2013 16:50:31 | More by jackorain
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JustinF

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-13-2013 02:41:56 | More by JustinF
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jgreenward

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-13-2013 02:12:40 | More by jgreenward
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-12-2013 21:35:16 | More by injuredreserve
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JABarber

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-12-2013 20:50:27 | More by JABarber
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rangr514

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-12-2013 00:36:12 | More by rangr514
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had both on tap and from the can. Pours hazy dark copper, nice glowing orange, with a one-finger, creamy, light-khaki head on top that just refused to settle. Fantastic retention on this one, with walls of lacing to match. Gorgeous IPA.

Nose blasts you with smooth, citrusy, tropical hops. Orangey, with quite a bit of mango mixed in, bit of grapefruit, but not too prickley - again, the keyword is smooth. The malt never really shows through of its own accord, although there is a gentle sweetness to the fruity hop bouquet that they may be at least partially responsible for. In any case, very nice nose on this one.

Taste is really nice. Again, smooth grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit take center stage, with just a bit of astringent bite leading into the earthy, lightly prickly finish. Caramel body underneath provides a gentle sweetness that supports the fruity hop character perfectly, especially as the beer warms up a bit, never really emerging into the spotlight on its own, always in a supporting role. Finish is one last wave of richly sweet caramel and big tropical/orangey hops, before withdrawing and leaving a surprisingly light lingering bitterness on the palate. Beautifully executed.

Mouthfeel is dry, medium-full in body, with just a bit of astringency to complement the medium-light carbonation. Nicely put together, though not as stellar as the taste or smell.

Drinkability, however, is remarkable. The perfect level of bitterness on the finish, perfect balance of flavors that belie the 7.5% abv, making this one feel bigger than it is. Smooth and inviting. The only thing that could make this just a bit more fantastic would be if it were filtered but I won't let my likes get in the way of a great ale review.

Serving type: can

03-11-2013 19:39:28 | More by ExtraStout
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ManLoveBeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-11-2013 18:42:20 | More by ManLoveBeer
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johntfox

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-11-2013 16:30:19 | More by johntfox
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,673 ratings.