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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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world-class

5,255 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,255
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 704
Gots: 783 | 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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Ratings: 5,255 | Reviews: 1,092 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a light brown to amber color with an off-white head with decent lacing

S-light floral notes with yeasty malt aroma

T-citrus and light pine with nice sweet caramel malt flavor and bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, alcohol comes through slightly

O-a nice IPA with nice caramel malty flavor

MDDMD, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

buckyp, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

whartontallboy, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jlb502, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

nickhiller, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of jminch
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jminch, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

BMart, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +17.1%

pavpav12, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

LambicKing, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

dwaz, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

RollTide05, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of ummswimmin
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I originally picked this up while visiting Florida, but when I got sick I had to ship it back to New Jersey. It was definitely worth spending the money to ship this bottle back home.

This is a pretty good example of an IPA. The smell is above average for an IPA. You get plenty of grapefruit off the top.

Jai Alai tastes good too. It was a refreshing grapefruit based flavor. The after-taste was pretty decent, but it trails off in a little bit of bitterness.

Overall this is pretty good IPA. I enjoyed having this experience.

ummswimmin, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

bdeast1, Dec 06, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

nrs207, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jjheinrichs, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BerlinBomber, Dec 06, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

uturn, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jophish17, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of gtermi
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is a very nice cloudy gold, with a nice thin white head.

S: It has a nice malt and hoppy smell. It also has some light sweet wine scents.

T: The first thing that kicks on my tongue is a nice amount of hops. On the back of the tongue you also get a good amount of sweet malt.

M: The beer has a nice bit of carbonation and crispness, but its very nice. It is one of the better feeling IPAs I have had.

O: This is a very good IPA. I had this sent to me in a trade and I am very pleased.

gtermi, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

UNCCTDawg, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jdhende, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of bierbrauer
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle brought back from visit to FL and CCB in Oct. No freshness date. Tasted in a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Clear amber, 1" white head that drops gradually and leaves sparse lacing; steady effervescence.

S: Flowers, some citrus and caramel malt.

T: Citrus/fruit & floral hops first, followed by sweet caramel malt, then growing bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium/high carbonation and medium body; neutral or slightly dry finish; little alcohol warming.

O: This I.P.A. is a cut above most in complexity and balance. Very solid and highly enjoyable.

bierbrauer, Dec 04, 2011
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,255 ratings.