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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

5,064 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,064
Reviews: 1,081
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 678
Gots: 720 | FT: 55
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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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-03-2014 19:04:45 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-03-2014 17:49:18 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-03-2014 17:23:41 | More by Hoppin_mad
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JimmyPhillips

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-03-2014 12:56:22 | More by JimmyPhillips
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richobrien

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-03-2014 12:15:10 | More by richobrien
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montydesi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-03-2014 05:03:47 | More by montydesi
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JayCheG

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-03-2014 04:17:21 | More by JayCheG
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Tex_hex

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-03-2014 02:45:19 | More by Tex_hex
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illMurray

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

So here goes my first review ... This is a fantastic IPA , at only 7% abv it packs a lot of flavor. Its a great anytime IPA and has become really popular in South Florida and is almost always available. Nice opaque orange color , great mouthfeel, and tons of citrus hoppy flavor. Is great out of the can but I prefer in a glass to really appreciate the color and aroma of this IPA. Has a great balance of bitterness and sweetness. I usually drink IPA's in the 9-10% abv range but this IPA stands up right next to them.

05-03-2014 00:30:27 | More by illMurray
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psumjl269

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-02-2014 23:43:22 | More by psumjl269
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JC333

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-02-2014 23:33:05 | More by JC333
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-02-2014 21:43:52 | More by mrw1zard
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jadler16

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-02-2014 14:58:04 | More by jadler16
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%

Appearance: Pours with a slightly cloudy burnt orange color. Light head on the pour and not really present while drinking. Very light random lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Soft fruits of mangos, papaya, kiwi, and pineapple on the front. Freshly squeezed citrus on the body meshes well with just a touch of piney bitterness. Oaky finish with a touch of caramel malt.

Taste: Pretty much follow the aroma, pleasant soft fruits greet the drinker right away. Open airiness of papaya and kiwi really stand out. Mangos and mixed tropical fruits open up on the body. Light oak and cedar malt tones are picked up on the back end with a touch of piney bitterness. Lots of juicy fruits left behind long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: So fruit and citrus forward creates a sweet, easy going mouthfeel that results in this beer disappearing too quickly. Carbonation is light but fits so well here.

Overall: Yeah this stuff is phenomenal. If you are a fan of huge citrus and tropical fruits with a minimal yet present malt body then this is an IPA for you. Wish I didn't have to trade for this stuff.

05-02-2014 04:58:43 | More by KFBR392
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2014 03:46:46 | More by JArmour15
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Hops_n_Hawks

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-02-2014 02:58:03 | More by Hops_n_Hawks
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hugod

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2014 02:52:27 | More by hugod
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2014 02:14:09 | More by GRBLUE12
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Jaywalsh20

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2014 23:53:57 | More by Jaywalsh20
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

This was one of the first reviews I had done, (so basically, back when I didn't know what I was doing :)

Have recently had this from the can in both Florida and PA. Appearance is excellent, ever so slightly hazy, golden yellow. Excellent fluffy white lacing.

Smell is of island fruit and strong hops

Sweet, biting, taste where the fruit and hops intermingle beautifully

Mouth is full and satisfying. One of those beers where you're looking for the next can before you've finished the one in front of you.

Overall, a great IPA. Thoroughly recommnnended. Apologies for not doing it justive the first time around.

05-01-2014 22:31:48 | More by MikeWard
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GGRECH

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-01-2014 19:17:06 | More by GGRECH
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stortore

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2014 17:38:24 | More by stortore
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crazedmex

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-01-2014 15:54:48 | More by crazedmex
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Buick222

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-01-2014 14:38:28 | More by Buick222
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SlothB77

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2014 13:49:37 | More by SlothB77
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,064 ratings.