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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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6,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,036
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 822
Gots: 1,150 | FT: 60
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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Thanks to TonyJ815 for the trade
Canned on 08/14/2013

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip glass

A- Pours a bright hazy burnt orange with a high slightly off-white head that dissipates slowly.

S- Very intriguing aroma of pine and burnt citrus peel and canned pineapple that has something different than other IPAs of a similar aroma that I've had before. Can't exactly place what makes it so different but it keeps making me go back for another whiff.

T- Has the tastes of the aroma and more. I can almost tell that this was made in a warm weather state. Can just picture relaxing at the beach with a sixer of this stuff. Very tropical with notes of mango, citrus, some pine, and a refreshing bitterness. The aftertaste is that of bitter citrus but light enough that has your tongue begging for more.

M- A medium mouthfeel but not watery at all.

O- This is a perfect IPA to enjoy on a warm day, too bad it's a 40 degree Michigan fall right now. Amazing balance of hops and very refreshing, this could be my go to IPA if Cigar City distributed here, hopefully someday.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: pale amber body, slightly hazy; fat tan head as high as you wanna make it; lace drapes left behind

S: like the bitter pith of pale and tropical and citrus fruits; some sweetness like of caramel

T: slightly chewy, fruity and lightly bready; milk caramel sugar sweetness under a well-balanced hop front bringing lots of mildly bitter citrus notes

M: a solid medium body with an incredible smoothness despite the crisp hops; fuzzy carbonation, very refreshing and clean-finishing

O: another top tier IPA - all accolades are appropriate - if there weren't so many great IPAs I could rave, but suffice it to say that this is right there with many of the best in the style, such as AleSmith's IPA, Union Jack, and Flower Power.

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Poured from a 12 oz can (dated Sept 24th, served Oct 19th) into a pint glass

Appearance: Amber/copper-orangish with a nice white lacing. Not too thick of a head

Smell: Citrus; notes of grapefruit. Very floral/tropical (although since I'm in Florida, maybe I'm projecting that).

Taste: It's a very clean taste (not too filtered). The hops come through very nicely without being too dominant. There is also a nice citrus (coriander & grapefruit)? taste in the background. Leaves a very pleasant after taste.

Mouthfeel: Sweet, light. very true to style.

Overall: Definitely lives up to the hype. I should mention that I am not a hop head, I'm not even a big IPA fan, plus, its October (I should be drinking an Octoberfest), but this beer defies the odds. It is an amazing IPA. Definitely one of the best IPAs I've ever tried. In fact, it almost restores my faith in IPAs. If you're thinking about picking this up or trying it, definitely do it.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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