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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,769 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,769
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 770
Gots: 992 | 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:
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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can purchased at the Craft Beer Outlet in Philly.
Poured into a tulip.

A- Clear, golden-burnt orange, with a light and fizzy one finger head. Off-white in color and retains fairly well, with the lacing sliding slowly back into the beer.

S- Nose stinging of floral and citrus notes, with a sweet malt undertone.

T- Malty, almost a caramel off the bat, but with a bitter punch of citrus and a complementary earthy hop mellowness.

M- Unbelievably not bitter, light carbonation, on a medium light body. The finish brings a mellow bitter dryness, only beckoning in more beer!

O- I thought this was fantastic. I noticed some reviewers saying this was more a pale ale than an IPA, but I think not. It is highly hopped like any other IPA, but it is so mellow. Who ever said IPAs had to be highly bitter? I look forward to the next time I drink this beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

this is nothing special its just average hardly any hop flavor no fruits characters
could barely taste the hops should be labeled a pale ale not a IPA
it was like drinking bitter water, with no fruit flavors as you get in a good IPA like Pliny or hopslam
nothing special i won't have a 2nd i will stick to good beer its not brewed in florida

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,769 ratings.