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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,041 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,041
Reviews: 1,077
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 679
Gots: 712 | 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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jscottku21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-05-2012 17:00:41 | More by jscottku21
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-05-2012 00:50:44 | More by DWolf
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epicbeard85

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-04-2012 22:45:53 | More by epicbeard85
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-04-2012 03:30:05 | More by jburchett
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-04-2012 02:21:06 | More by 2dogbrew
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium amber with full foam that settles down. Lots of lacing. Grapefruit smell. Some grassy notes too. Strong bitter hop with a malty background. Toffee/caramel swirls in the background. Some lingering bitter. Well made IPA.

03-03-2012 11:51:33 | More by KTCamm
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Roeters

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-02-2012 23:53:55 | More by Roeters
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MrHolland10

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-02-2012 01:06:48 | More by MrHolland10
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LPSteve

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-02-2012 01:01:05 | More by LPSteve
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -4%

Bottle dated Jan 2012 "three" (not sure what the three means or if it is part of the date).

Beer is a caramel amber colour, with a nice sized white head. Pretty good retention and some sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell consists of hop and biscuity malt. A bit of a wet grain smell. Doesn't sound great, but quite good.

Taste has a strong caramel malt base that stands up well to the stronger hop flavours that characterize the beer. Fairly bitter, with citrus flavours such as orange and grapefruit.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation, a bit oily and a bit chewy.

Overall, pretty tasty beer. A good one for sure.

03-01-2012 20:48:46 | More by jrenihan
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Jai Alai pours a slightly hazy amber with a small white head on top. The foam fades fast leaving behind a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma has lots of orange and grapefruit citrus. A touch of caramel malt sweetness is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slick & dry with firm moderate carbonation. The flavor is a nice balance between caramel & toasted malt and assertive orange and grapefruit citrus. Hints of tropical fruit are also detected. It finishes dry and bitter with lingering hop bitterness and orange citrus.

This is a very tasty and nicely balanced beer. Although it's more hoppy than malty. Get it fresh when you can.

03-01-2012 01:16:51 | More by WanderingFool
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fullmetal1381

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-29-2012 04:52:08 | More by fullmetal1381
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-29-2012 04:35:28 | More by shockrocker65
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derekfilcoff

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-28-2012 23:21:05 | More by derekfilcoff
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ADemshar


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-28-2012 08:12:50 | More by ADemshar
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%

12 oz bottle. Tulip.

A: Clear burnt orange pour with a 1.5 fingers of dirty white head.

S: Wonderfully fruity hoppiness: citrus and tropical fruits; and an equal amount of caramel.

T: Very fresh and superbly balanced.

M: Medium to medium thick body and a little sticky.

O: Thank you, Cigar City for gracing my state with your beautiful presence.

02-27-2012 14:18:57 | More by bucklemyshoe
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BeerTaster727

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-27-2012 04:35:47 | More by BeerTaster727
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-27-2012 00:31:16 | More by ltdantheman
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-25-2012 21:54:57 | More by lakersfan16
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-25-2012 14:03:26 | More by Aschap
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moelikeit

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-25-2012 12:27:03 | More by moelikeit
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emerge077

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -17.3%

Thanks Eric for this one!
12 oz. bottle dated Jan 13 2012.

It pours a deep saturated orange tone into a tulip glass. A fingers width of white foam rises and slowly settles, leaving a wispy island of skim in the center, and a denser collar of lacing that forms webs down the opposite sides of the glass.

Smells nice and resiny, some herbal pine and hefty malt presence. Seems a bit subdued however.

Resiny hop bitterness in the taste, lingering long into the finish. Leafy green, pine and herbals, some pale malt in the middle. Fairly rough hewn and straightforward. Medium body and carbonation levels. Overall a good IPA, sort of middle of the road.

02-25-2012 03:35:55 | More by emerge077
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wilfonzo

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-25-2012 01:11:30 | More by wilfonzo
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phisigben

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-22-2012 04:25:09 | More by phisigben
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jrcmlc

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

02-22-2012 03:34:48 | More by jrcmlc
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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