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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,004 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,004
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 676
Gots: 700 | FT: 53
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: 5,004 | Reviews: 1,074 | Display Reviews Only:
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-25-2011 16:53:25 | More by deapokid
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-25-2011 00:10:23 | More by doucmehu
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-24-2011 15:18:14 | More by whallgren
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kk73

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-24-2011 05:51:34 | More by kk73
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Chrisras

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-24-2011 01:44:33 | More by Chrisras
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-23-2011 23:09:47 | More by mdillon86
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-23-2011 19:58:49 | More by Gtg642
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beefandbean22

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-23-2011 19:24:07 | More by beefandbean22
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Scoot1969

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-23-2011 12:59:35 | More by Scoot1969
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jenray

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-23-2011 02:26:55 | More by jenray
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ediaz

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-22-2011 23:23:08 | More by ediaz
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Aiptasia

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%

Enjoyed from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Appearance is nice. A rich dark yellow beer with little or no foaming. Lacing was similar to cat spit (but in a good way) and didn't hang around long.

S: Not much at all on the nose. Some wet biscuit and malty goodness but little else. I was expecting a lot more aromatics out of an IPA.

T: What it lacks in scent, it makes up for in taste. Very pleasing frontal earthy floral hops drip all over the tongue; lasting approximately five minutes on one pull of the glass. After which, the middle flavors of plum and apricot emerge and do a little dance with biscuity yeast undertones while the alcohol warms the sides of your mouth. The finish is dry, warm and fruity.

M: Ultra smooth due to little carbonation. A nice creamy wetness blankets the mouth, then fades to a fruited, sunny dryness.

O: Love it. On the first smell, I wasn't sure i'd like this beer at all because it has literally no hops smell. It's not an aroma hopped beer, but I think they dumped a ton of fresh hops in the boil.

11-22-2011 20:47:43 | More by Aiptasia
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-22-2011 18:41:32 | More by ygtbsm94
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afriendofcheese

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 16:33:57 | More by afriendofcheese
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Schlais

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-22-2011 05:54:30 | More by Schlais
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shuggy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.7%

11-21-2011 22:59:05 | More by shuggy
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-21-2011 18:40:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
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engagechad

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%

Filled growler at Whole Foods - DFH Snifter

Pours amazing, heavy looking brew with a nice fat head. Very healthy on the carbonation.

Smells nice and fruity, not too much on the nose but it's nice.

Taste is very bitter and dries out well on the back end.

Feels good, great dry bite.

Overall this is a solid IPA. I would definitely order it again.

11-21-2011 16:43:35 | More by engagechad
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-21-2011 16:20:19 | More by THECPJ
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-21-2011 16:03:44 | More by bob727
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-21-2011 05:10:12 | More by Callmecoon
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DaveHS

California

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%

A-pours clear amber with a thin, brilliant white head.

S-Floral and piny hop aromas. Fairly dry.

T/M-really well balanced. Starts off floral and slightly sweet. Resinous puny notes hit mid-palate, accompanied by a drying bitterness and warmth that extends all the way to the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O-Worth seeking out.

11-21-2011 04:51:00 | More by DaveHS
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-20-2011 23:22:33 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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azureoval

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-20-2011 22:29:06 | More by azureoval
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dsauter

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-20-2011 21:48:01 | More by dsauter
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,004 ratings.