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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,745 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,745
Reviews: 1,068
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 644
Gots: 609 | FT: 50
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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Mcleodc87

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-30-2014 22:21:45 | More by Mcleodc87
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a clear copper color with the perfect layer of frothy white bubbles sitting atop the body. This layer settles slowly but retains a good layering.
S: Layers of tropical fruit, mango, and grapefruit primarily, with fresh pine sap, cut grass and more orange peel citric notes fill the nose. The hops reign supreme but a doughy a fresh grain undertone shine through the hops enough to let you know there is good body and sweetness there.
T: Beautiful partnering between the soft, sweet doughy malts and the intense tropical especially mango, citric and pine resin hop flavors. This beer is one of the freshest tasting ipa's I have had out of a can! Abundant hop resins continue to dance side by side with the clean, smooth malted barley.
M: Almost creamy, light carbonation smooths over the tongue and down the throat of this medium- bodied beer. No alcohol warming here everything is in check and in balance.
O: Hitting all the characteristics of an amazingly drinkable IPA that commands interest and is refreshing enough to satisfy the taste buds at a very high level. So dreamy this beer is I am glad to have finally experienced this one! Hop lovers must try this!

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 22:16:05 | More by scottbrew4u
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carlsoncacoz


5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-30-2014 20:50:00 | More by carlsoncacoz
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coopdog1000

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-30-2014 20:23:04 | More by coopdog1000
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bryanbullock

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-30-2014 19:33:37 | More by bryanbullock
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Flowsauthentic

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-30-2014 19:27:09 | More by Flowsauthentic
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a dogfish spiegelau glass. Bottle exactly one month ago.

Pours a great deep amber/copper color with plenty of translucent quality. Smell is super citrus, sweet citrus - clementine and tangelo. Even a hit of mango in there. Taste is just as good, it is a unique IPA citrus to jai alai and really sets this beer apart. Great IPA.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 19:25:50 | More by hops202
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barczar

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a frothy, dense cream head that lingers.

Pineapple, grapefruit, resin, and a touch of skunk form the aroma. The tropical fruit character really dominates.

Resin...and this sounds weird, but...hard boiled eggs come to mind in the flavor...in a good way. Pineapple and mango underlie a slightly roasted malt backbone. The resin and fruity hops are very well balanced. And bitterness is subtle.

Body is a bit light, with moderate carbonation, a touch of alcohol warmth, and light astringency.

Great beer. Fits my palate nicely, as the bitterness is restrained. That eggy character is odd, but it works. Love the soft tropical fruits.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 17:33:53 | More by barczar
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-30-2014 04:33:10 | More by Mike
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EdFed

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-30-2014 03:42:57 | More by EdFed
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rollncalguy78

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-30-2014 03:17:43 | More by rollncalguy78
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-30-2014 01:36:42 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale. 7.5% Alc. by Vol.

Second of two cans brought back from Florida by Dave Anderson. Thanks again, Dave!

Hazy, amber/apricottish hue, long-lasting white head, settles into a tight ring.

Aroma: vibrant citrus and pine. ripe and resin-y. Right on the money.

Taste: BAM! A powerhouse on the palate. Bright, citric hops pounce right out of the gate. Juicy, plump, bitter, joyous. A multitude of malt keeps it grounded and balanced. Good drinking, with a flavor and high hopping that never quits.

There's no information on the back about the beer, beyond why they called it Jai Alai or what food pairings you should try. Fine. Who needs gobbledygook? This is a class act IPA, all the way. Belongs up there with the best of the them. Sure wish I had another.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 01:33:09 | More by feloniousmonk
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DJoe

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

03-30-2014 00:40:40 | More by DJoe
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-29-2014 23:27:44 | More by jpd7374
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randa173

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-29-2014 20:42:11 | More by randa173
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 18:40:48 | More by tbryan5
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 16:54:37 | More by Biff_Tannen
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Hellmeh

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-29-2014 04:03:17 | More by Hellmeh
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 02:44:22 | More by DLSheidy
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sammyt728

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-29-2014 02:37:27 | More by sammyt728
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traviswhillier

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-29-2014 02:12:17 | More by traviswhillier
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oprefeito

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 01:27:59 | More by oprefeito
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2014 00:50:01 | More by JohnathanColeman
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-28-2014 22:18:43 | More by glazeman
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,745 ratings.