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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,200 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,200
Reviews: 1,089
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 695
Gots: 761 | FT: 57
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

baybum, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jmathis, Jun 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

sludgegnome, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Chinaskifan1, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with one finger of white head that dissipates in about a minute. Tons of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.
The aroma is something else. Absolute fruit bomb. Lots of citrus and tropical fruits, with a touch of pine. One of the best smelling beers I have ever had.
Taste is quite fruity as well. Tangerines and pineapples. Once again, a touch of pine. A nice malt backbone to support the hops. Bitter, but not overly so. Juicy, and refreshing. Medium bodied and somewhat low carbonation. Incredibly smooth and crisp.Just how i like my IPAs.

Danny1217, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MarkVegas, Jun 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

beernut, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Rau71, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a bright copper-orange color with two fingers of off-white head.

Aroma of tangerine and lemon and a hint of green grass.

Big grapefruit taste upfront followed by floral notes and malts.

Medium bodied and a bit dry with a sharp carbonation.

A very nice IPA and my first beer from Cigar City. Looking forward to trying the others.

Monkeyknife, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jocain916, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Tumble, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

aztraz, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mecmd, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

316nuts, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

mcsean, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

CarolinaKev, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Rado, Jun 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

beergorrilla, Jun 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

bcsbeer, Jun 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

cowboy83, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Lantern, Jun 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Josiah2729, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

standardcherry, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden orangish light brown color, cloudy, 1.5 finger head. Good amount of lacing.

S: Not much going on in the nose, but I smell lemon and onion?? a bit put off by it.

T: It tastes better than it smells. Starts off bitter with lemon, slight grapefruit, some other fruits I cannot identify. Although I do get some malt in the middle, this beer is very much hop dominent from the start to finish.

M: Good amount of carbonation, light to medium body, finishes dry.

O: I enjoyed it, but it wasn't the best IPA or anything like that (in fact, I wouldn't consider this top 20 or 30 IPAs I have had so far).

sukwonee, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of charlzm
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed March 29th, 2012.

Beer pours a clear orange-yellow. A three finger creamy, uniform head erupts. Lovely.

Aromas of red grapefruit and lemon.

Flavor starts with a dash of caramel malt, then massive waves of bitter citrus hoppiness cover it completely. Think of chewing on grapefruit rinds. When the waves recede, a slight aftertaste of malt lingers.

Tingly, lively carbonation on the tongue.

If you like your hops, this one is for you. I found it unbalanced and just too much... on second thought (and subsequent encounters), it's actually pretty great.

charlzm, Jun 03, 2012
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,200 ratings.