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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,773 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,773
Reviews: 1,070
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 646
Gots: 625 | FT: 51
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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slowdaddy

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-19-2012 16:47:35 | More by slowdaddy
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-19-2012 00:09:20 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

08-18-2012 01:15:49 | More by RyanGoodman
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-17-2012 22:17:37 | More by wertschy
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Skelton

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

08-17-2012 20:00:33 | More by Skelton
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

08-17-2012 14:50:05 | More by pperez38
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-16-2012 20:18:54 | More by JottaGibboo
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johnyb

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-15-2012 02:48:07 | More by johnyb
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-14-2012 14:01:50 | More by Brew33
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driftlessbrewin

Minnesota

2.58/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks Chardlogic for the extra.
THE BOTTLE DATE IS 28 JUNE 2012. IT IS INFECTED WITH BRETT.

A- BOOM!!! the cap exploded off like a cannon blast, No gushing though. Pours a dirty hazy copper color with massive carbonation and lace. Huge head retention, that lasts and lasts and lasts.

S- Brett! out of that gates it is musty band-aid with a finish of old muddled citrus rinds that got moldy. it is actually quite interesting, I feel it may have been better a few weeks ago before the brett had a chance to rip through the dextrine. I feel in a few months this will have that rotten garbage smell.

T- Brett has also invaded the flavors and not in a good way, a bitter citrus used band aid is how I would describe the flavor.

M- This is where the beer is OK, nice smooth carbonation for all that lacing. allows the terrible flavors to be well received.

O- I dont think this is a brett IPA, intentionally. The infection really takes away from what this could have been. Interesting to try something like this though.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 20:07:03 | More by driftlessbrewin
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cysiam

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-13-2012 19:55:50 | More by cysiam
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden apricot color, topped with two fingers of creamy white head, good retention, leaves tons of thick lacing on the glass.

S- Fresh pine and a bright juicy tropical fruit aroma, as it warms some caramel, graham cracker, and light peppery notes emerge.

T- Big burst of orange, mango and pineapple, very tropical and juicy, powerful piney hops dominate a bready, caramel malt backbone. Some herbal and peppery flavors come out towards the finish. There's also a fruity aspect to it that I can't quite put my finger on, anyway it's a very interesting, bright, tasty beer.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, moderate carbonation, a bit of warmth from the booze, which is well-masked.

O- A really nice IPA, I'm a big fan of these juicy, tropical hop IPAs, I could easily drink several of these in a sitting without getting bored.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 03:27:20 | More by WillCarrera
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bendern

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-13-2012 00:48:38 | More by bendern
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krazybartender

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-08-2012 04:38:35 | More by krazybartender
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julian89

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I'm sorry that I missed it but on of the top Cigar City guys came to Hop City a couple of Saturdays ago and brought us some fresh bottled Jai Alai, Maduro brown, and some other great stuff I didn't get to try.
Bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a fair yellow color that's slightly hazy with a 1 inch white head with poor retention.

Smell: Light sweet maltiness with a fruity, citrusy, flowery, and spicy hop notes and a little booze. Sooo crisp and fresh.

Taste: So incredible fresh. I feel as though I could drink these all day fresh. I love the crispness and the powerful spice, citrus, and flowery taste to it. Just great and simple.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A simple and fantastic IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 18:15:36 | More by julian89
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shebby

Utah

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-06-2012 16:05:01 | More by shebby
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-04-2012 21:30:06 | More by whatname
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fourize

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-04-2012 06:38:03 | More by fourize
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Trevormcraig

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-02-2012 22:56:16 | More by Trevormcraig
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DGuy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

08-02-2012 22:40:34 | More by DGuy
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reddfrogg

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-02-2012 16:23:17 | More by reddfrogg
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-02-2012 15:37:33 | More by ferrettman687
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-01-2012 04:34:50 | More by KVNBGRY
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Mikel772

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-31-2012 00:56:47 | More by Mikel772
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zfazzio

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-30-2012 03:07:51 | More by zfazzio
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,773 ratings.