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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

4,570 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,570
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 629
Gots: 550 | 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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dna1964dna

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-16-2013 00:36:29 | More by dna1964dna
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-15-2013 21:48:38 | More by FEUO
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mobius387

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-14-2013 21:31:26 | More by mobius387
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-14-2013 21:30:22 | More by lcdawg
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-14-2013 02:58:24 | More by FLBeerGuy
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MordorMongo


3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-14-2013 00:01:40 | More by MordorMongo
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jorrx003

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-13-2013 22:38:32 | More by jorrx003
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TheMarkE

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-13-2013 21:29:22 | More by TheMarkE
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-13-2013 20:34:46 | More by spycow
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Canned on what looks to be 12/1/12.

A - Pours a very appealing reddish copper with a solid finger and a half of off white head that recedes very quickly with nice lacing.

S - Big citrus. I'm getting lots of tangerine (something I really can't recall experiencing in an IPA before) and grapefruit, and man, they are playing nicely together. However, after my 2nd of the day, the HUGE tangerine is almost getting a bit tiresome.

T - Big tangerine again. I can't get over how enjoyable this is to drink. You get the solid malt backbone in the finish as it finishes clean and a little bready.

M - Mouthfeel is wonderful. So smooth and full bodied for an IPA. Seems to be relatively low carbonation.

O - This is wonderful. So easy to drink. I'm noticing the heavy tangerine could be a little off putting after a few, but nevertheless, this is really a great beer. From beginning to end. Easily one of the best single IPA's I've had.

Serving type: can

01-12-2013 23:36:38 | More by mikeburd1128
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-12-2013 18:22:13 | More by oldp0rt
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cyrushire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-12-2013 07:34:43 | More by cyrushire
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zach60614

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-12-2013 04:06:42 | More by zach60614
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-12-2013 02:46:24 | More by PEIhop
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Tittles

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-12-2013 02:45:11 | More by Tittles
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2013 02:35:15 | More by jwat
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erikl48

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2013 22:41:23 | More by erikl48
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OldsmarTap

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-11-2013 16:02:54 | More by OldsmarTap
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wembly13

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-11-2013 01:02:53 | More by wembly13
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-11-2013 00:07:48 | More by st9647v3
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2013 23:53:53 | More by JeffTheJuice
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WebGuyMike

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2013 23:22:50 | More by WebGuyMike
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d1ckvanswype

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass. CANNED ON DEC. 17th, 2012. Really happy I have access to cans of this, it really keeps the hops fresh.

A: Pours a hazy amber with a brief, off white head. Sticky lacing.

S: OMG so much hoppage. Big bright grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, sweet malt and a touch of weed-like dankness at the very end. Man does this smell great!

T: Tastes almost exactly like it smells, bittersweet citrus rinds smashed with tropical fruits, a hit of cereal-like malt and a sticky, resiny bitterness that makes you want to experience that first sweetness again.

M: Rather sublime, barely noticeable carbonation with how nicely sticky this beer is. It coats my tongue with a numbing stickiness I really dig.

O: Perhaps a tad too bitter, lacking in head retention. Not a trace of alcohol to be found in the nose, taste or mouthfeel, which is rather impressive for a 7.5% single IPA. All in all a really, really juicy IPA that is absolutely perfect for the oppressive humidity in Florida. SO happy I live just on the opposite coast from them, my fridge will never be without at least one can of this.

Serving type: can

01-10-2013 04:42:31 | More by d1ckvanswype
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RayUF07

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2013 04:35:56 | More by RayUF07
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-09-2013 21:55:41 | More by gatornation
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,570 ratings.