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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,519 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,519
Reviews: 1,108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 732
Gots: 870 | FT: 55
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

wtkphoto, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

jmilo64, Jun 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

m_p_snyder, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - This was a gorgeous beer from the first pour. Three finger, off-white head; bright but thick copper color, filled with carbonation; long-lasting head with tons of lacing. No floaties. Active and alive.

S - I could smell the pine and citrus from feet away! Slightly dank, and slight floral. Mango, bare hint of grapefruit. Very clean and smart. Huge floral notes as it warms; smells like a walk in a garden.

T - Unbelievably smooth. Floral honey and citrus surrounds the tongue; tons of flavoring hops, but no significant astringency. Slight tobacco and citrus peel aftertaste. Absolutely alive all over my mouth. Take that however you want; this is fantastic. Flavorful like a DIPA...

M - ...but lighter drinking, like a single IPA. Supremely balanced. No sting, barest alcohol warmth. Perfect drinking beer. Medium to medium-full.

O - I was really worried this beer wouldn't live up to the hype; instead, it blew away my expectations. I cannot say enough about this beer; I haven't been as impressed with an IPA since I first sipped Enjoy By.

Roguer, Jun 28, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured 12oz can into snifter. Canned 8 days ago!

A - Nice dark burnt mango orange with a good 2 finger ghost white head. Some haze from the tiny suspended particles. Nice ring remains around the glass with some lacing.

S - It's a tropical hop grove of awesomeness. All teh citrus and pineapple mixed in with mango and passion fruit. Some nice sweet malt with caramel and bread is present, but takes a back seat to the hops. I also get a bit of pine.

T - Nice citrus bomb! Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and other fruits seem to be squeezed into the beer. Nice shot of bitter and pine gives the palate a nice kick. The sweet bread and malt smooth it out in the middle, bet yield again to a bitter grapefruit in the finish.

M - Very nice carbonation and a slick oily medium feel. The resin lingers on the mouth, yet it drinks oh so nice.

O - Yes, this is a very nice IPA. I can't get in WI without trading, but I have a tropical hop bomb right here in town called Fantasy Factory. I really enjoyed this one and want to thank Grant for hauling it all the way from FL.

Ri0, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

RMelyon, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

prdstmnky, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of MonkeyboyATL
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best IPA I've tasted. Not really such a profound statement since I'm pretty new to the craft beer world. Mine had lots of floaties in it, but from other reviewers comments I guess that's to be expected since it was not kept cold. It was brought to me from Tampa by a friend. As far as I know it didn't adversely affect the taste though (first one, so how could I know). This is not a one dimensional beer as I think is often the case with a lot of IPA. Jai Alai is much more balanced, with a healthy malt presence. It also has a much thicker mouth-feel than your standard IPA. A fantastic brew that I hope returns to Georgia very soon. Floridians should not be allowed to keep this to themselves (blatant jealousy intended).

MonkeyboyATL, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jschott75, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ddl2it, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Rudy, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

MrVonzipper, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Jd2391, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Tim, Jun 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

PsilohsaiBiN, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RKing44, Jun 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mikerap100, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

micko323, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

jampics2, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jkd03c, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jayman931, Jun 25, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

afksports, Jun 25, 2013
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,519 ratings.