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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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6,031 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,031
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 822
Gots: 1,144 | FT: 59
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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Ratings: 6,031 | Reviews: 1,183
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4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out of a can at a Marriot in Orlando. The beer is a beautiful deep murky copper color with two or so inches of thick creamy off-white head. Retention is solid, lacing comes in rich, thick rings.

S - Wonderful fresh hops, little bit of pine. Mostly citrus. Yum, can't wait to sip this thing.

T - The taste follows the smell quite well. Not quite as citrusy as I was expecting from some of the reviews that I had read before I tasted it, but still bursting with the hop flavors that I look for in a top IPA.

M - probably on the thicker side of medium-bodied and a pleasure to drink. Another facet of this beer that stood out to me as unique is a bubbly tingle that I felt on my tongue during and after the finish. It really created a great contrast to the easy smoothness of the beer.

O - All the components of some of my favorite IPAs are present here. My only regret is that I had to drink it more quickly than normal due to concerns over catching a flight. Highly recommend if you can get your hands on some.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great aroma, taste floral and fruits, light, very easy to drink.
I shared one can among five people. I enjoyed it, but not my favorite.

I rate to taste, not type.

If you would like to see a picture of the can and beer please refer to the link:
https://carbeers.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/walter-claudia-house-usa/

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

it's balanced like a russian gymnast... nice bite, decent mouthfeel.... not too bitter but a nice hop taste.

i guess it looks like an IPA should look.... like when a ball player makes a routine play you'd expect that they'd make the routine play, but the difference sometimes between an all-star and the scrubs is making the routine play... routine. 4 for appearance based on this philosophy.

clean and crisp upfront but then it finishes smoother than most american IPAs... kudos for that... no bitter beer face. but who doesn't like bitter beer? oh yeah... chicks.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 6,031 ratings.