Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,659 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,659
Reviews: 1,119
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 742
Gots: 918 | 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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4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bruery snifter.

I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. This beer is unfiltered, which tastes great but doesn't look as nice as a filtered IPA. There's a ton of tropical fruit that's balanced by piney bitterness and a soft malt backbone. Really creamy mouthfeel - much creamier than most west coast IPAs.

As this beer warms up, the tropical fruit takes the forefront.

Damn this is one delicious IPA. Sweet, creamy malt profile, solid bitterness and delicious floral and tropical flavor bursting through the whole beer. Easily one of the best I've had in recent memory. Another home run from Cigar City.

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3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Unfiltered golden body with a 2 inch eggshell white head. Laces great on the glass and head retains well.

Nose: Golden raisins with some spice, citrus hops and tropical fruits.

Taste: Caramel, light grains, some malt and good hop character come through with some pineapple.

Mouth: Flows, just a bit too bubbly

Overall: For a IPA this is great. There could easily be more with this; a bit more in the grain bill and some extra hops would make a great double out of this

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange with a large foamy head. Very good retention.

S: Smell is piney, with lots of citruses and tropical fruits.

T: Taste is also fruity (lemon, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, finish on grapefruit). Also piney and resinous. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. A bit warming for the style, but still very refreshing.

O: A very good IPA, with a good balance between piney and fruity characters. Will have again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber beer with tinges of red & a foamy, thumb sized white head with good retention.

Strong, pine like hop aroma that has a touches of tropical fruit and citrus throughout. This is followed by some floral notes and a little grapefruit too.

Hops with lots of pine and tropical fruits with a huge bitter kick from the middle until the very end. There is some grapefruit and bitter lemon but not a lot else.

Medium bodied and a tiny bit chewy with huge bitter pine notes that linger long after the drink. The beer is moderately carbonated and goes down well.

I enjoyed this beer but not as much as I was hoping for, I felt that it was just that little bitter too bitter for my liking but still a quality beer.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,659 ratings.