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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,210 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,210
Reviews: 1,089
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 697
Gots: 771 | FT: 57
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

alex021224, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm finally getting to try this one. Popped up at Abe's in Bethlehem PA, in cans. I have sat on this for a little while (canned Jan 15 2013) but it still tastes rather fresh. The appearance may have suffered, but I can't be sure whether this is due to sitting in the fridge or not. It's a nice golden amber color, but has a lot of unpleasant looking sediment... and I mean worse than Heady Topper. Anyway, not a big deal at all though. The lacing is fantastic from the bubbly white head. Good amount of carbonation. The aroma is fruity, tangy, and juicy. When drank, the taste is no let down compared to the very pleasing aroma... although it is more bitter than the smell suggests. Sharp and resinous. The fade lingers for the finish, and is medium to full bodied... excellent. Overall, this IPA is up there with the best of 'em!

Neorebel, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

OUJayhawk1799, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of thlayli87
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

A - Copper color with 2 finger pillowy white head. Excellent lacing on the glass

S - Floral aromas, pineapple, pine resin

T - Pineapple, caramel malt, then bitter piney hop finish. Good balance of sweet and bitter

M - Thick for an IPA

O - Very solid offering; perhaps not as crisp as some, but quite tasty

thlayli87, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bcarson7287, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kustard, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

mookihouse, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Danmullens1, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Syracuse12, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JustinWhipple, Apr 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jcb7472, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bighef, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from Total Wine. Canned April 4 and consumed April 10. There was a Happy Birthday message under the canning date as well. I had a less fresh 6 pack a week ago, but I decided to post a review of the fresher product. From notes.

A - Poured golden and bright. Two finger soapy white head and mild carbonation. Spotty lace rings and a film of reteniton. Interestingly the fresher Jai Alai poured bright, whereas the less fresh cans were hazy with sediment.

S - Super tropical. Juicy hop goodness. Great mango and super fresh juicy citrus. Candied fruit syrup. Light malt component for balance too.

T - Juicy citrus, tropical fruit, mild malt but very hop forward with really juicy fruits.

M - Medium bitterness, light carbonation, medium to full body.

O/D - Such a delicious IPA. No alcohol evident in the flavour. So well done. Very sessionable. Really juicy and flavourful and well crafted very properly. A lovely IPA.

tbeckett, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Bromine, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Arsenal0328, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

SatlyMalty, Apr 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

MNBeer1017, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JeffArons, Apr 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

biker30x, Apr 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Tyler1tiger, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

hopkrid, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Generously shared by Rutager.

A: Cloudy amber liquid with 1/2" cream coloured head.

S: Melon, peach, lime and tangerine.

T: Melon, peach, tangerine, grapes and passionfruit.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: A beautiful IPA that is not only very easy drinking but also one of the best hopped with Citra that I have ever had.

DaftCaskBC, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Gobzilla, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JimGlonke, Apr 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Ctruskey, Apr 07, 2013
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,210 ratings.