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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,776 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,776
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 778
Gots: 997 | FT: 55
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got a "first run" can as an extra in a trade with greghochsprung. Who send old ass IPAs as extras? JK I asked for it, thanks greg!

A- Pours a nice murky orange wih a big fluffy 1" head. Looks great. I like my IPAs like I like my women, translucent.

S- Pretty faded. Some citrus in there but it seems to be 5 month old for some reason...

T- A shell of what it once as, the first run Jai Alais must stick close to the heard. If they wonder even fifty yards the wild ales will take them in a moments notice

M- Really good mouthswing, just the right level of carbonation

O- Excited to drink the fresh one tomorrow and do a re-review

Alright heres the fresh one, only differences for smell, taste and overall

S- Lots of great citrus hops on this end. Touch of sweet pale malts in the background

T- Huge burst of citrus in the front then a sharp change to pale malts in the end. Honestly I really like that aspect

O- This is what CCB was intending me to taste. Well done all around

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Some guy said its not as good as Pliny or Hopslam. Well no kidding. Add Zombie Dust Abrasive and others to that list. That said this is a very solid IPA at 7.5 ABV not a session beer but drinks like one. When in Florida it can be tough finding fresh beer of this quality from out of town breweries (found some year old Two Hearted Ale). This is the best beer brewed in Florida. Cans are nice touch too for many of the activities people do when in Florida.

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12 oz can poured into a snifter. "Canned on FEB 25, 2013 CHEERS!" Stamped on the bottom (just over 3 weeks old!)

Pours out a nice glowing orange color with a cloudy appearance as well as a good bit of fine sediment. Big soapy 2 fingers of white head off the pour, fades to a retentive layer leaving lots of sticky lace.

At first I get some citrus, hop resins, as it warm a bit of pine comes out as well as some candied malt, hints of grain

Definatly a balanced IPA. Some grapefruit citrus mixes with a bit of woody pine, sweet caramel malt, candied orange, hop resins comes in in the middle, hints of tropical fruits, then the citrus/ pine finishes it out. Bitter, but not as bitter as most are and although it does linger, again not as much as most IPAs, which is neither good nor bad.

Smooth and definatly drinkable, kind of a lighter lower carbonation. Medium bodied.

A stand up IPA, definatly more east coast in style. Look forward to try the different variations of this beer.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,776 ratings.