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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,031 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,031
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 679
Gots: 707 | FT: 54
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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Steveh36


4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-19-2013 20:03:50 | More by Steveh36
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ZRT

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-19-2013 19:17:07 | More by ZRT
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heysuz

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2013 13:50:07 | More by heysuz
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afluentturtle

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-18-2013 04:18:07 | More by afluentturtle
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-18-2013 03:26:44 | More by Blaze5445
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FutureOBrew

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-17-2013 23:14:30 | More by FutureOBrew
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2013 18:45:54 | More by stereosforgeeks
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2013 03:26:38 | More by brewsclues
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purdueflyguy

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured on 16JAN13 into tulip glass
Canned 3DEC12

Pours hazy golden with about a finger of fluffy white head dissipating at average pace.

Strong citrus especially grapefruit. Lots of pine very west coast hop profile smell.

Taste very dry throughout the drink. Very bitter upfront then more grapefruit and orange. Fades to a dry pine finish.

Perfect carbonation and very full feeling IPA. Really enjoy this one.

Thanks to the bartender who gave this to me from her personal cigar city stash when I was in florida recently because she didn't like IPA's!!!

01-17-2013 01:38:11 | More by purdueflyguy
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-16-2013 23:20:25 | More by brandoman63
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Smr7626


2.15/5  rDev -49.6%

Pale in color, poured fine with a good, very light colored head.

Smell was OK...seems thin, like orange or grapefruit peel ....you know how its a "thin" smell with no "body" behind it. Hops but not a robust hop smell....not very enticing. Average at best.

I was soooo disappointed in the taste and mouthfeel. Most overrated beer I have had. Tinny, no body, extremely hoppy but lacked the fullness. I don't understand the raves. Bitter hops w/ grapefruit and orange peel. Seems unbalanced and almost metallic to me. I was disappointed. I would not order this again.

01-16-2013 02:03:49 | More by Smr7626
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dna1964dna

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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


3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

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

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-12-2013 02:46:24 | More by PEIhop
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,031 ratings.