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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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6,032 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,032
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 822
Gots: 1,147 | FT: 59
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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this for free off a Florida Instagram follower of mine (my IG is StStrange). It was canned in January so it isn't fresh.

Pours a nice copper/orange with a solid inch of head. Moderate lace retention.

The smell is muted grapefruit and caramel. Orange rind around the middle, citrus to finish.

Taste is caramel and grapefruit up front. Nice blood orange in the middle. Cumquat aftertaste. All a little mellow and the caramel is too up front. Goes down smooth.

Like Pliny, this beer must be best fresh. The one I had, four months old, but still good. I would absolutly love to have this brew with less than a month on it.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have been waiting for this one for a while, my good friend @Jmscowcroft hooked me up with this one. I'm moving from VT to FL in a while, and this is what I'm looking forward to most!

A - Darkish hazy orange, almost a burnt orange. Has a beautiful creamy white head.

S - Fruitiness at first, then comes a great hop blast. Piney notes and earth notes come through as well.

T - Hops give an initial kick, but balances out well with the malts. Grapefruits definitely come through at end, as well as a piney resin.

M - So incredibly drinkable, could session this IPA all day. Medium body that doesn't fill you up too much.

O - Fantastic, this is what the hype is all about. Really intrigued to now find the White-Oak aged Jai Alai and try that one!

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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