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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,511 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,511
Reviews: 1,108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 733
Gots: 865 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

bentonquest, Mar 17, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Botte December 20, 2011->Cigar City Tulip
A ~ Pours a very pure Amber with slight clarity. Medium carb.

S ~ Tropical notes of tough mango & lychee fruit. Hints of lime zest & peaches in syrup with a pine undercurrent.

T ~ Mango follows through with a strong toasted bread note carrying through. Guava jelly. Notes of Strawberry candy as well. Hints of mulch.

M ~ There are esters in this beer that throw me off quite a bit at first, but upon warming up, the balance is there. Very smooth carbonation on the palette.

D ~ A very good IPA that is better closer to room temp. Thanks Pops!

chocosushi, Mar 17, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1142nd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint

Purchased at Total Wine Tampa for $1.79

App- A darker golden glowing orange with some yellow highlights. A 1/2 finger of head with some decent cling.

Smell- A nice hoppy bitter note on the nose with lighter citrus notes. A bit small and one sided with some pine as well.

Taste- A medium bitter IPA with a good backing malt note. Citrus, spicy and a bit of pepper with lots of pine.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Bitter and citrus remain.

Drink- It's a good IPA. Nice flavors develop and envelop and it's a quick drinking beer. Has a very refreshing combo of the pine/citrus.

FosterJM, Mar 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

splendidsplinter, Mar 15, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (JULY05) into a pint glass.

A moderate pour yields a 2-finger cream-colored head that never disappears. The body is a hazy copper orange with a fantastic amount of small, fast-rising carbonation bubbles. Thick lacing clings to the sides of the glass in one even, never-ending sheet.

Juicy tropical fruit aromas are really crammed into this one with notes of ripe grapefruit, cantaloupe, and nectarines. Just a touch of pine and grainy malts add depth and structure.

Sweet and bitter from the start, this beer brings plenty of hops flavors to the party. An overlying piney bitterness accompanies flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, and caramel malts. Upon swallowing, floral hops flavors emerge and combine nicely with the still lingering juicy citrus flavors. More pine bitterness soon sneaks in and persists near the back of the throat as an aftertaste.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is both smooth and creamy. The body never becomes sticky or coating and rolls over the tongue easily. The carbonation is a bit fizzy but must be doing wonders to support the body so well. The swallow is crisp and satisfying while the finish is juicy.

output01x, Mar 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

roadhouse, Mar 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

laymansbeerfan, Mar 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

canadianghetto, Mar 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

RonnieRotten, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Tyrawlings, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

wchasse222, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bilco, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TheSamsquanch, Mar 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

BeerMeBrah, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

abmhighrise, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

wo87810, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ObeMaltKinobee, Mar 07, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a bit of an orange-amber color with a solid white head.

S - Very aromatic here. Plenty of grapefruit and grass notes. Just a tad piney. Very nice.

T - Very robust citrus taste. Good balance of citrus and piney hops. Solid malt bill that provides plenty of support. A bit of toffee and caramel at the end.

M - Incredibly smooth and crisp. Very refreshing.

Overall - A wonderful IPA here, great balance.

BeerBuckeye, Mar 07, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Jan 2012

A - Slightly hazy copper-orange with a finger of white head that lasts forever. Beautiful stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Chill haze fades as it warms. Head retention is insane, the head stays the whole time you are drinking. Lacing is phenomenal.

S - Citrus hops, grassy hops, clean grain aroma. Not very exciting, pretty tame overall.

T - Extremely sweet. The hops aren't bitingly bitter, but rather sweet, flavorful, and full. Citrus hops including tangerine or clementine, tickled by grapefruit. Some earthier hops included, maybe a bit grassy. Sweet caramel provides a companion to the hop profile. Bitterness exists, but overall it is quite sweet.

M - Sticky, full bodied, even creamy. Wet and bubbly. Not the beer's strength but it doesn't hurt it. Very easy to drink despite the relative thickness of it.

O - Unique, in a word. I haven't had an IPA with such a sweet hop profile before. Citrus-type hop flavors exist in their sweetest forms, paired with sweet caramel. Very taste, and beautiful to look at. The aroma doesn't live up to the taste, nor does the feel. Overall it is a wonderful and slightly niche take on a classic style.

greenmonstah, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

dlello2, Mar 06, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange amber color with a decent white head... Pleasantly aromatic, big grapefruit notes.Taste of tropical fruit, hops, pine and floral notes. mouthfeel is medium in body with a nice lingering bitter finish. This was my first experience with Cigar City and a good one.

Adam5150, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

jscottku21, Mar 05, 2012
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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