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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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5,784 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,784
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 783
Gots: 1,004 | FT: 56
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

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
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of fields336
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled july 10 (8 days old!!) SA PP glass

A: Cloudy as hell, orangey-amber color, not much head but really nice lacing. Carbonation is hard to see but decent. Love the cloudiness, reminds me of where all these craft brewers came from (Homebrewing)

S: mango, fruity, herbal, citrus, slight pine, definitely some simcoe in there, earthy, papaya, pineapple,

T: WOW. Bready and caramel malt is reinforced by a delicious tropical fruit hop burst- mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and earthy flavor hops. just a delicious beer.

M: Medium bodied, don't taste the 7% but is such an easy drinking beer. i can pound down 4 if I'm not paying attention..

O: I will be sad as hell to move away from florida.. COME TO NC CIgar City!!! Great beer, and visit the tap room if you are in or near Tampa!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of msarver16
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oldbassman
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ThePopper
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled in weizen glass

A: cloudy copper orange; small head, but good lacing
S: wonderful, beautiful aroma, with citrus and fruits up front then moving on to malt and bubble gum; long persists
T: Very finely balanced IPA; the hops are gentle and sweet, so they complement and shore up the malts nicely; the extra booze makes this nearly a DIPA.
M: very smooth and rich

Wow, this is a really good IPA

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Btr73
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pandajuice22
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of shchmue
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of salvy31
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very murky grapefruit color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is initially malty, quickly followed by citrus and tropical fruits. Lovely hop aromas with some nice pine and pineapple. A bit of melon with some grapefruit as well. Taste is bitter hops at first, which fades to tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, guava) and citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon). Quite complex flavors here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a fantastic IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear copper in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light beige head which has very good retention properties - there is about 50% of the head remaining with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts with stronger aromas of citrus/grapefruit and tropical fruit hops.

T: Very light amounts of bitterness upfront from the citrus/grapefruit hops but there is a strong citrus/grapefruit flavor. After that, there is some caramel malt sweetness and the finish has lots of notes of tropical fruits.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Not sure if this was the freshest bottle but it was still really enjoyable. Definitely a quality beer that I would be happy to have again - I enjoyed the flavors.

Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, copper color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, slight yeast, hint of dough, slight floral, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, slight alcohol, sweet malt, hint of citrus, and a hint of caramel malt. The mouth feel is great for a strong IPA. The hops are bold, but there is enough malt and citrus to balance the flavor and not let the hops become overpowering. Great appearance, aroma, good body, and blend.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,784 ratings.