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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,672 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,672
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 639
Gots: 589 | FT: 49
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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Ratings: 4,672 | Reviews: 1,066 | Display Reviews Only:
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DCLAguy11

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 15:42:40 | More by DCLAguy11
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-23-2014 15:41:14 | More by greenspointexas
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scottgoblue314

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 03:49:02 | More by scottgoblue314
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hopflyer

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/10/14

Thought I reviewed this before. Oh well. Pours golden orange with some small floaties. Nice head retention.

Prominent in the nose is apricot, oxidized fruit. not a whole lot of malt.

Taste is mostly pineapple and apricot. Nice combo. I don't remember it being this strong on the apricot. Admittedly I'm about 5 dirtwolfs deep and my sixtel just kicked so my palate might be off. This doesn't have the citrus "tang" i remember. Its less acidic but good.

Really good carbonation. Moderate body and slick. Not very dry.

I've always liked this brew. For whatever reason, this thing is all apricot right now. Not necessarily a bad thing though. I just recall ot being more tangy citrus. Always a nice go to for sure.

Serving type: can

03-23-2014 03:40:24 | More by hopflyer
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JesseLara

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 01:33:37 | More by JesseLara
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vidisad

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-23-2014 01:16:16 | More by vidisad
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 01:12:25 | More by Juice-O
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2014 21:14:46 | More by mc4z
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oldmankoch

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2014 19:36:07 | More by oldmankoch
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timotao

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-22-2014 03:53:47 | More by timotao
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Fahz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2014 02:39:39 | More by Fahz
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Williaar

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-22-2014 01:50:01 | More by Williaar
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Seanem44

Virginia

4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep and clean amber-orange color with a nice creamy one finger head. It looks almost like an orange creamsicle. Very pure with no clouding. The head lingers long after.

S: Heavenly. How an IPA should smell. Full of Hoppy goodness with a smell of citrus. If this was offered as a car air freshner I'd take it.

T: Very flavorful. Hops are rich but not overbearing. Again, to me I taste citrus. The taste lingers long after you swallow. Flavor comes in a wave, starting of light and sweet, then slamming in to you full on before fading away. Very enjoyable.

M: Amazing. It was like a symphony of heavenly goodness hitting every part of my palate. It is refreshingly smooth. This IPA feels and tastes great everywhere it hits.

O: This is a phenomenal IPA. I picked this up as part of a pick six, but will be going back for a six pack while they still have them. Easily a top 5 IPA for myself. It just tastes right. Not too much in hops, just right. I look forward to drinking this late spring. If you see this, grab it.

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 23:52:52 | More by Seanem44
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77apm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 21:35:15 | More by 77apm
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Prager62

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 18:41:46 | More by Prager62
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BeerNW

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 14:53:07 | More by BeerNW
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HopGrazer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-21-2014 13:43:44 | More by HopGrazer
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Arrowhuntr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 12:36:17 | More by Arrowhuntr
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runfoodrun

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-21-2014 02:25:53 | More by runfoodrun
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Jaxbrew

Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm so glad I found this IPA. Jai Alai is my go to, year round IPA. Being on the East coast, we get super fresh Jai Alai weekly in Philly. Thanks Cigar City!!! I'm never surprised to go into my lbs and find Jai Alai that was canned within two weeks of my purchase. Jai Alai taught me to always look at those bottle on dates and with the exception of the local breweries, no brewery pumps out awesome, fresh beer like Cigar City. I can't get enough of this stuff!

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 02:08:37 | More by Jaxbrew
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2014 01:58:25 | More by jakea
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

We have so many great option in the world of IPA's these days. Here is another one.

Nicely carbonated as it took no effort at all to achieve a three finger head. Tons of sticky lace is left behind as the off white head slowly fades. Body is a deep hazy honey amber color.

Nose is bright with deep resinous hops. I get citrus, honey and hoppy sap. This is noticeably all balanced with a solid malt feel.

The first sip brings Piney sharp hops that attack the tongue. Citrus rind and resin both play to carry the bitterness across the palate. Once again there is a consistent malt bill here that provides the balance to the brew.

This is an exceptionally drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is heavy and thick but very enjoyable.

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 00:59:30 | More by SPLITGRIN
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JothHu

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-21-2014 00:22:48 | More by JothHu
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Brew_Bro

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-20-2014 23:56:25 | More by Brew_Bro
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ssoulf

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-20-2014 23:51:52 | More by ssoulf
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,672 ratings.