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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,353 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,353
Reviews: 1,096
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 716
Gots: 817 | 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  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
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

BMart, Dec 09, 2011
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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
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

sgoro, Dec 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dcs1548, Dec 03, 2011
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,353 ratings.