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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

4,771 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,771
Reviews: 1,070
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 646
Gots: 623 | 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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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-29-2011 22:10:56 | More by ucsbmullet
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-29-2011 20:38:53 | More by InspectorBob
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chcfan

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-29-2011 16:03:57 | More by chcfan
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pigc

Nebraska

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light mahogany color with lighter shades at the bottom of the glass. Two finger head.

S - Citrus, orange, grapefruit. Light bready malt.

T - Starts out with a smooth light malt bill followed by a wave of citrus, piney hops. Alcohol is somewhat apparent in the finish.

M - Medium with average carbonation.

O - Solid IPA from CCB. This starts out so smooth yet by the finish hops smack you in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 01:49:00 | More by pigc
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gordonbeersch

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-28-2011 20:01:58 | More by gordonbeersch
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shuajw

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-28-2011 15:47:11 | More by shuajw
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dannydetox

California

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

stumbled across a sixer of this brew while visiting family in alabama, so i was excited to try my first from cigar city after hearing solid reviews about their product. feel my expectations may have been set too high...

poured a classic orange-amber with a respectable head that left some lacing along the sides of my pint glass. nose is extra malty, with molasses, honey, and a bit of a floral apricot/stone fruit quality in there as well. definitely more of an english or east coast approach to the style. hops are pretty well hidden in this ale, with some dryness on the back end. so much maltier than i was thinking i'd get, and that detracts from american style ipa in my book. mouthfeel is creamy and a bit chewy. overall this beer is certainly drinkable, but at almost $11 on the six i'd choose loads of ipas before this one every day.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 03:59:59 | More by dannydetox
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nandemo1

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper with a big white head and sticky lacing. Carbonation is evident throughout the drink, bubbling up from the bottom.

Malty sweet nose with a little citrus, and maybe a little bit of apple juice. Definitely some acidity. Taste is fruity and sweet at first but a big hoppy bitterness follows up. Very nice.

Feels medium bodied, keeping the flavor around a while.

Overall a really nice single IPA that falls a bit on the bitter side of balanced.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 00:08:47 | More by nandemo1
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Puterguru

Florida

3/5  rDev -29.7%

11-27-2011 19:00:48 | More by Puterguru
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-27-2011 00:22:52 | More by Exiled
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange with a white head that fades.

Smells of tropical fruit hop character, some mix of pineapple, apple, pear, sweet malt, and some pine/grapefruit character.

Taste is up front grapefruit and tropical fruit that fades into a sweet malt flavor with a minor hop kick. Really nice and fruity flavor.

Medium body and medium carbonation. Slightly fuller body than I like in an IPA but still nice.

Fantastic tropical fruit flavor with some pine and grapefruit notes with a bit heavier body make this a fantastic IPA...if not a bit different. I'd pick it up regularly if I could.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 23:46:04 | More by TenHornsProud
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TeamUgly

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-26-2011 19:29:17 | More by TeamUgly
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Jammies

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a golden orange with about an inch of foam. Good retention as well as a lovely opaque looking texture.

S - Sweet and slightly hoppy with a light citrus odor

T - Slightly watery but terrific flavor. Really well balanced and light.

M - Very light and slightly watery, but doesn't have that hoppy residue that comes with most IPAs

O - Terrific IPA. A little lighter than most, in my opinion, but delicious.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 17:43:00 | More by Jammies
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ryancorn

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-25-2011 22:18:26 | More by ryancorn
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Beer21

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I avoided this beer for a while since I'm from Florida and figured no Florida Brewing company could actually brew great beer. I was wrong? This American IPA is one of the best I've ever had. From popping the cap to the last drop, it is one excellent IPA. It will become a regular in my beer refrigerator.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 21:49:21 | More by Beer21
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-25-2011 20:49:26 | More by JAHMUR
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daveytheformer

Oregon

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-25-2011 18:59:21 | More by daveytheformer
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-25-2011 16:53:25 | More by deapokid
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-25-2011 00:10:23 | More by doucmehu
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-24-2011 15:18:14 | More by whallgren
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kk73

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-24-2011 05:51:34 | More by kk73
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Chrisras

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-24-2011 01:44:33 | More by Chrisras
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-23-2011 23:09:47 | More by mdillon86
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-23-2011 19:58:49 | More by Gtg642
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beefandbean22

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-23-2011 19:24:07 | More by beefandbean22
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,771 ratings.