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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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5,925 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,925
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 807
Gots: 1,096 | 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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Photo of barnzy78
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, thanks to Ken for picking this up while in Florida. The ale is a hazy tangerine color topped with a creamy, off-white head, good retention & lacing on the glass. Fresh tropical aroma of mandarin, mango, pineapple with some biscuity grain. Juicy tropical flavors of mango, passionfruit, mandarin, and pineapple gush on the palate with biscuity and toasty grain. Nice moderate carbonation allows flavors to meld, finishes somewhat bitter but not overly. Truly a unique IPA. I haven't had anything like this one before. Definitely gives a Florida feel with all the unique tropical notes. A must try if you get the opportunity.

Photo of myuncle
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of IPAdams
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a dark orange with a half inch white head. Leaves moderate lacing down the glass.

Smell- Strong smell of fruits. Grapefruit, orange and mango.

Taste- Fruits again. Grapefruit, orange, mango and some lemon. A little malt backbone and a slight citrus bitterness. Extremely drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Moderate carbonation, body was a little on the light side.

Overall- Very good beer, fruity take on the style. Not overly bitter. Only downside was the body but even that wasn't bad.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Pete for this can...

A: Pours a nice cloudy light gold with one full finger of white head. The foam take a little bit to settle, and leaves a fair amount of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is light malt, mild pine bitters, and a generous helping of juicy orange.

T: This is solid. It's sweet to start with a healthy malt backbone, but dang this beer is juicy. It's like I'm ripping into an orange. As it moves to the back end that pine hop bitter take shape. The finish is smooth with some nice lingering bitters.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's light enough on the palate, but had some heft. Sweet and juicy to start, refreshing, and bitter in the finish.

O: Very good beer. I actually really enjoy how much juicy orange is in here. I'm a bit taken aback in all honesty.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,925 ratings.