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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,756 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,756
Reviews: 1,069
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 644
Gots: 616 | FT: 50
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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Ratings: 4,756 | Reviews: 1,069 | Display Reviews Only:
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RandyJ

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 02:03:55 | More by RandyJ
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2011 01:43:09 | More by orangesol
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Hands22

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 01:28:47 | More by Hands22
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pilsner glass. (That's what the restaurant gave me).
Hazy golden color. Really looks good so far...
No head at all. Now, I'm wondering...
Smell is of grapefruit and citrus meets hops. Ok, back up again.
Taste is wonderful. Not over hoppy, but verry mellow. You actually get the flavor of the hops without the bite. Citrus notes are very obvious.
Overall a very very delicate andd tastey IPA...actually excellent. I will be sure to buy many more times.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 01:05:34 | More by DrinkSlurm
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EClayton08

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2011 00:54:22 | More by EClayton08
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2011 00:44:04 | More by Lawnboy33
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2011 00:31:41 | More by thebouch01
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 00:19:46 | More by Elfastball7
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 00:19:01 | More by bwiechmann
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a nice deep golden color with a nice hazy character that, upon closer inspection, seems to have different densities, pours with a finger of pure white head that is very fine in character and lingers for short while, leaves spotty lacing on the glass
S: great citrus and grapefruit notes, not sour and not overpowering, gently sweet
T: begins with a decent citrus note and moves into a slightly sweet phase in the middle, ends with an interesting mustiness or even funk that lingers on the back of the tongue
M: a bit strong on the carbonation in the initial phase then mellows right out and leaves a musty and dry feeling on the palate which lingers around for a bit
O: a pretty good brew, nice for the style, i like the toned down citrus taste but the still pretty intense citrus scent notes, nicely drinkable and refreshing

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 00:18:18 | More by BigPlay1824
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buffs9

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-15-2011 00:14:36 | More by buffs9
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2011 00:08:41 | More by scott2269
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 22:16:59 | More by Neffbeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -29.7%

11-14-2011 22:13:29 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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jmhart

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 21:03:47 | More by jmhart
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 21:01:33 | More by UncleJimbo
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 21:01:00 | More by JebediahScooter
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 18:52:03 | More by beerman999999
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2011 18:00:39 | More by JRod1969
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awalk1227

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 16:48:16 | More by awalk1227
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SourNotes

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 16:21:18 | More by SourNotes
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alalvarez75

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 16:18:23 | More by alalvarez75
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip pint.
Fresh as hell.

Appearance
Slightly hazy golden/amber with 1 fingers of off-white head. Good retention and very low carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, candied orange, lemon, mango and candy sugar.

Taste
Grapefruit juice with a plethora of more mellow tropical/citrus fruits comprised of pineapple, mango, papaya, Valencia orange and lemon meringue. Big doses of candy sugar along with mildly toasted bread. Resinous pine, grapefruit pith and grassy florals kick at the back of the palate. Grapefruit zest lingers.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, bitter and dry.

Overall
Moderate bitterness with mellow tropical and citrus aromas. Smooth, dry and fairly easy drinking. Just a tad too sugary.

Serving type: can

11-14-2011 16:09:20 | More by justintcoons
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-14-2011 14:44:37 | More by sideshowe
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tchaos

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 11:21:14 | More by tchaos
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,756 ratings.