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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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5,887 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,887
Reviews: 1,153
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 804
Gots: 1,089 | FT: 60
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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Photo of 05Harley
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 12/11/12
Estimated calories - 225/12oz

Purchased through LetsPour.

Price - $5.00/can

Oh yeah, exactly what you would expect from a quality IPA. Big, thick white head (two fingers high) with lacing to die for. Copper in color with lots of sediment both in suspension and on the bottom of the glass. Mounds of soapy suds sit atop this gem.

Smell is tropical with tangerine, pineapple and orange. Big hops here without holding back. Fairly strong in the nose and leaves very little for the imagination. No surprise here.

Flavor is spot on for the style and a surprise with 2 months of age on it. Holds up well here with fruity characteristics one would expect straight out of the settling tanks. Grapefruit peel, pine apple, pear and caramel malt for some sweetness balance rounds this one out.

Body is medium and feels sticky with low carbonation. Refreshing for a 7.5% beer with a fair amount of bitterness and mild dryness, impressive.

Overall this beer is full of flavor and highly drinkable. From start to finish the beer is a cookie cutter example of the style the way it was meant to be. More please. My biggest hang up here is price but I understand the cost of doing business.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Doc_Hops
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy copper color with some interesting floaties in it. Head is off white and about a quarter of an inch high.

S-Citrus hops in the nose with hints of other fruit, possibly banana and even guava.

T- Great hop punch in the beginning giving way to a little be of carmel-y sweetness. Definitely well balanced and is getting better as it warms up a little bit.

M- Really smooth, medium bodied, and crisp on the palate.

O- Great brew here. It is well balanced and juicy, which I really love. Very drinkable but I can see how this might get dangerous given the fact I could drink 4 or 5 of these very easily.

Serving type- 12oz can gently poured into a pint glass as instructed by the can. Thanks for reading.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Photo of mooseo
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into tulip.

A - Hazy sunset orange with a creamy white head.

S - Tropical fruit, orange citrus, sweet caramel, a touch of pine hops.

T - Orange and grapefruit bitterness hits first, followed by earthy pine and sweet biscuit malt. Good balance throughout. The finish brings in more piney hops, spice, and toasted grains.

M - Creamy and smooth, medium bodied. Average carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - This is a very solid, flavorful IPA (bordering on a DIPA). Love the big hop presence and balance provided by the bready malt.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,887 ratings.