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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,253 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,253
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 704
Gots: 783 | FT: 56
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%

GrantBrennan, Apr 30, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Thank You shan8454 for this one from a trade.

Appearance: Golden color, with a very slight haze. White head of about one finger and mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and hops, very pleasant smells.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Delightful taste of hops and citrus,maybe some pine as well.

Overall: Excellent IPA! I look foward to having this one again.

Cavanaghty, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

hopswap1, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Buttermilk, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

tswater, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

craftbrew502, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ManMoosePig, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

KeyWestGator, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

HopAttack3, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

HumphreyLee, Apr 28, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the sunny gulf shores of Florida to the laid back coast of Southern California, Jai Alai has reached "mega" status on Raul's "woot" scale.

Now, Raul knew what he was in for: another "East Coast" style IPA. But like Frank Sinatra circa "A Hole in the Head," he had "High Hopes." And hot dog, like his last time in County Court, Raul was vindicated!

Right out of the can were beautiful, enormous citrus notes. From can to snifter though, they toned down substantially into the more malty side of things. The taste though - glorious. Raul is in glorious ecstasy. This bad boy has the perfect balance between über citrus/tropical and malt. Smooth, sleek and sexy. Makes Raul so happy he wants to donate another dollar to PETA.

Do it for the animals, my children.


RaulMondesi, Apr 28, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a pint glass
Canned on : 4-18-13

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with 3.5 fingers width of dense slightly off white head. Retention is good, and it leaves a moderate amount of patchy lacing.

S: Tropical fruit sweetness with pineapple and mango. There is also a significant degree of sweet caramel malt aromas. Some floral aromas, and only a hint of piney bitterness.

T: Citrus with orange and lemons. Piney bitterness on the finish. Like the nose its quite sweet with lots of malty sweetness and some mango notes. Better balance of sweet and bitterness on the taste than the nose.

M/D: Medium body, appropriate carbonation, fairly smooth. Drinkability is good.

O: Overall, a very nice IPA. I had this beer many times when I lived in FL and was never too impressed, but revisiting it now for the first time in a year or two and I liked it more than I remembered. Maybe the canning has allowed it to hit distro fresher than before (or maybe I was just drinking unfresh bottles/drafts back them). Either way, not mind blowing, but well above average, and an enjoyable beer that I will certainly drink again.

zac16125, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Hopmarc, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

lilnicky068, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

bcm75, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

huskermike12, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Matt_Rodgers, Apr 26, 2013
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Jonbw, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Trish, Apr 24, 2013
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jacewg, Apr 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

browniewithnuts, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

JHendu, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jmwildwest, Apr 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Buff0910, Apr 21, 2013
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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