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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

4,676 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,676
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 638
Gots: 592 | FT: 49
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: 4,676 | Reviews: 1,066 | Display Reviews Only:
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-20-2011 06:06:13 | More by djrn2
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-20-2011 02:52:15 | More by mmcnaughton
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CharlieWilkinson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2011 23:38:46 | More by CharlieWilkinson
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hopluva1

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2011 22:13:49 | More by hopluva1
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Dael5859

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-19-2011 20:25:19 | More by Dael5859
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n2185

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with two fingers of off-white head that recedes into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: Orange citrus up front along with surprising notes of sweet candy sugar and bubblegum. Grassy and earthy pine hop aromas follow with a dry finish.

T: Lots of grassy, piny, and earthy hop characters dominate the palate. There is a fairly strong bitterness on the finish and the candy sugar notes show up slightly in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body with frothy carbonation, this beer is slightly watery but the carbonation accentuates the hops well.

O: A pretty decent IPA, overall. I like the mix of sweet and hoppy on the nose, but it doesn't really translate to the flavor. It's a bit too bitter for my tastes and I'd like some more of the malt backbone to show up with the hop characters.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 20:24:13 | More by n2185
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2011 20:16:10 | More by VikeMan
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2011 12:18:28 | More by bacher468
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Finatic

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2011 11:51:20 | More by Finatic
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2011 04:06:53 | More by DoctorB2B
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-19-2011 01:03:31 | More by Gatordaddy
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-18-2011 21:12:49 | More by touchmeimsac
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67couple

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-18-2011 00:24:56 | More by 67couple
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cpinto6

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-17-2011 19:19:12 | More by cpinto6
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-17-2011 17:18:08 | More by allforbetterbeer
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-17-2011 05:11:54 | More by codynevels
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-17-2011 05:00:33 | More by rbrefbeerman
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benz08

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-17-2011 03:22:36 | More by benz08
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SpdKilz

Illinois

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

A big thanks to caguiar for this beer I’ve been wanting to try. Cheers!

Appearance – A nice hazy tangerine color with slight off white head that dissipates quite slowly leaving some great looking lacing that coats the entire glass.

Smell – Floral hops, herbs, slight citrus, very little caramel/malt backbone.

Taste – Nice earthy, floral hops up front. Grass, somewhat sweet citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine (no rind). As the beer warms, the citrus becomes more “tropical”. Not bitter by any means, though at the same token not malty sweet. Nicely balanced with slight bitterness and citrus qualities.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, creamy, decent carbonation.

Overall – A very pleasant and enjoyable IPA. No alcohol presence, lots of floral hops mixed with citrus (a combo I’ve not really experienced with many IPA’s and I must say I am liking it). A good IPA that I’d like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 02:07:33 | More by SpdKilz
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sobeleg

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-17-2011 00:26:09 | More by sobeleg
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SlipperySean

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-16-2011 23:16:46 | More by SlipperySean
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devinoconnor

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, somewhat different IPA.

Pours a golden brown. A tad darker than your typical IPA. Plentyof hops. Flower aromas, citrus. The end has a little harsh bitters.

Mouthfeel is again a little tart on the finish, but it makes this an interesting brew.

Worth a try if you're in Florida.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 23:13:56 | More by devinoconnor
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bastu

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-16-2011 19:41:15 | More by bastu
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-16-2011 18:03:51 | More by Desaparecido
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-16-2011 05:25:47 | More by jeffthepony
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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