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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,518 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,518
Reviews: 1,108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 732
Gots: 870 | 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:
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Brew33, Aug 14, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks Chardlogic for the extra.

A- BOOM!!! the cap exploded off like a cannon blast, No gushing though. Pours a dirty hazy copper color with massive carbonation and lace. Huge head retention, that lasts and lasts and lasts.

S- Brett! out of that gates it is musty band-aid with a finish of old muddled citrus rinds that got moldy. it is actually quite interesting, I feel it may have been better a few weeks ago before the brett had a chance to rip through the dextrine. I feel in a few months this will have that rotten garbage smell.

T- Brett has also invaded the flavors and not in a good way, a bitter citrus used band aid is how I would describe the flavor.

M- This is where the beer is OK, nice smooth carbonation for all that lacing. allows the terrible flavors to be well received.

O- I dont think this is a brett IPA, intentionally. The infection really takes away from what this could have been. Interesting to try something like this though.

driftlessbrewin, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

cysiam, Aug 13, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden apricot color, topped with two fingers of creamy white head, good retention, leaves tons of thick lacing on the glass.

S- Fresh pine and a bright juicy tropical fruit aroma, as it warms some caramel, graham cracker, and light peppery notes emerge.

T- Big burst of orange, mango and pineapple, very tropical and juicy, powerful piney hops dominate a bready, caramel malt backbone. Some herbal and peppery flavors come out towards the finish. There's also a fruity aspect to it that I can't quite put my finger on, anyway it's a very interesting, bright, tasty beer.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, moderate carbonation, a bit of warmth from the booze, which is well-masked.

O- A really nice IPA, I'm a big fan of these juicy, tropical hop IPAs, I could easily drink several of these in a sitting without getting bored.

WillCarrera, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

bendern, Aug 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

krazybartender, Aug 08, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I'm sorry that I missed it but on of the top Cigar City guys came to Hop City a couple of Saturdays ago and brought us some fresh bottled Jai Alai, Maduro brown, and some other great stuff I didn't get to try.
Bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a fair yellow color that's slightly hazy with a 1 inch white head with poor retention.

Smell: Light sweet maltiness with a fruity, citrusy, flowery, and spicy hop notes and a little booze. Sooo crisp and fresh.

Taste: So incredible fresh. I feel as though I could drink these all day fresh. I love the crispness and the powerful spice, citrus, and flowery taste to it. Just great and simple.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A simple and fantastic IPA.

julian89, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

shebby, Aug 06, 2012
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,518 ratings.