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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,502 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 5,502
Reviews: 1,108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 733
Gots: 860 | 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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Ratings: 5,502 | Reviews: 1,108 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
Photo of jcb7472
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jcb7472, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of bighef
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
Photo of Bromine
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Bromine, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
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
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

s1ckboy, Apr 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

blackcloud, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy bright orange, two finder white head that leaves behind some lacing.

S-Great hop profile, citrus orange, floral notes as well.

T-Not as good as the nose but still good. Very citrus and tropical mangoes even. Slight bitterness though.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, smooth not much in the way of hop resins.

O-A top notch IPA, could have used a tad more bitterness for my taste but still great.

rlee1390, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale amber body with just a hint of haze to it. Lots of floaters in this one, similar to a Heady Topper. Big, fluffy off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Tons of citrus, dominated by grapefruit. Hints of pineapple and pine as well. Just a blast of fresh hoppy goodness in the nose.

T- Lots of citrus and tropical fruits in the taste as well. Smooth malt backbone balances this one out slightly. Tons of hops.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, somewhat of a carbonation bite, but overall pretty smooth.

O- A great IPA bursting with great flavors. The look and aroma make this seem like a Heady Topper Jr.

stephenjmoore, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

DrWily, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

1424IpA, Apr 06, 2013
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,502 ratings.