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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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95
world-class

6,044 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 6,044
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 822
Gots: 1,153 | FT: 59
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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Ratings: 6,044 | Reviews: 1,184
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mickyge
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

nice citrus finish. hoppy and very easy to drink a few

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3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pharmboi89
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rctracker
4.96/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of puftdank
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnpalisi
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can into a tulip glass. Beer was canned 8 days ago.

Look - Pours a beautiful copper orange with lots of bubbles and nice white fluffy head. Beers don't get much better looking than this.
Smell - An intense attack on the senses, spicy floral, citrus, caramel, malt.
Taste - The consensus is right. This is a very balanced IPA. The hops are certainly prevalent but the malt is big enough to hang in there with them. Very drinkable and approachable. Citrus and other tropical fruits give way to caramel and a surprisingly sweet finish that doesn't linger.
Feel - Feels really thick, but smooth. Not exactly a beer I would reach for to quench my first. Definitely full bodied, especially for the style. I think the balance and maltiness have a lot to do with it.
Overall - Certainly a great beer, but there are others I like better and better suit my palate.

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4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing flavor. Beautiful color. Great in the morning.

Photo of TJS6
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this IPA! Wonderful aroma of grapefruit and awesome citrus taste. It's Florida in a glass!

Photo of Josh012012
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lyndiekins
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This has been my default beer of choice for awhile when I can't make a decision... I might be a little bit prejudiced, being from FL though.. but it IS delicious.. just sayin...

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3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 6,044 ratings.