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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

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5,894 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,894
Reviews: 1,154
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 803
Gots: 1,092 | FT: 61
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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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of cps98
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra in a trade, and all I can say is wow!

A – Poured a really beautiful sunrise yellow with a really healthy 2 finger head. Great lacing was seen for the entire drink.

S – Lots of citrus and piney hops.

T – Great citrus hop flavor with some grapefruit thrown in.

M – This was a really nice smooth medium bodied IPA. Everything meshed really well and the beer was carbonated perfectly.

O – This was really nice and paired perfectly with the spicy stew I was eating. I would highly recommend this IPA because it was not overpowering just really good.

Photo of atomicbeer
3.27/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pilsner glass at Bonefish Grill, Plantation, Florida. Pours an orange gold with a thin head. Aroma is passion fruit and sugared grapefruit. Taste is a bit rough - grilled grapefruit skin, no sweetness here. Paired decently enough with my grouper and mango salsa. However, this will not be a go-to IPA for me. Plenty of much better stuff out there.

Photo of HonkyTonkPearl
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mctizzz
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of demgoth
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of stafford2
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of diesel59
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

very nice ipa... be sure and leave about an inch in the bottom of the bottle and swirl vigorously to get all that cloudy goodness @ the bottom... i also like the 7.5abv for it being marketed as only a straight ipa and not an imperial... oh damn... not enough characters... how about now?

Photo of Sarnford
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of LiquidSanity
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.71/5  rDev -60%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear copper color with no head or lace. Tha aroma is of bread crust and grapefruit. The flavor begins with grapefruit and caramel notes with an overpowering hop bitterness in the finish that's almost medicinal. There's a strong bitter aftertaste long after it's gone. The mouthfeel is medium-light. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA is a so-so beer that fits the style ccriteria. Not recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of MONKandTUCK
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've avoided evaluating bottled versions of IPAs because it is a style that needs to be enjoyed fresh. Being that bottled beer seldom reaches the drinking glass fresh, I can't consider my tastings fair source for evaluation. This is an exception.

A - Light gold. Nice head. Has the same makings as a good girlfriend.

A - simcoe is prevalent, but not offensive. Citrus and pine flush the senses. This beer is noticed from across the table.

T - juicy, oily, soft caramel sweetness. Enough said. The citrus isn't rind bitter, the pine isn't scalding hot. There's no cat piss. Flavorful, while inoffensive.

M - its as strong as it is because it finishes dry. Of course It's not grainy or too thin.

O - Not my favorite beer ever, but got dayum ... Is love to have this one in tap.

Photo of rJulianz
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of apetre070
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of funnynoises
5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of dtbook
1/5  rDev -76.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tlazaroff
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is nice, I immediately pick up citrus and pine on this one. Nice sweet tropical fruit on this one too.

Beautiful looking beer, it's a nice moderate amber topped with a fluffy white head made of big bubbles. Lacing is good on this one too.

Love the taste on Jai Alai! It has all those wonderful fruit notes from the nose with a nice sweet, malty background. It's bitter enough to be considered an IPA, but the malt plays a huge role in the taste of this one.

Mouthfeel is okay, loads of carbonation but not overt. Nice medium body.

Overall, this is probably one of the best East Coast IPAs that I've had. Easy drinking, but it's defiantly a sipper. Great job Cigar City!

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,894 ratings.