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Jai Alai IPA - Papaya - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPA - PapayaJai Alai IPA - Papaya

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89
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 40
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-07-2010)
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CaskBeerouac

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I loved this beer. The papaya adds a nice little extra twist on the already tasty Jai Alai. The extra flavor blends perfectly with the already citrusy (grapefruit and tangerine) notes of the base IPA.

Nice orange, hazy color with pristine white head, about a finger. The head dissipated fairly quickly, leaving pretty spotty lacing (not a ton).

Love the aroma on this one. All the things I love in an IPA. It is a citrus bomb for sure. Great notes of grapefruit, orange/tangerine, maybe a little pineapple, and all wrap in delicious papaya.

The flavors are the citrus notes from the aroma, balanced with the malt backbone of the beer. The malts don't add a tone of flavor, but just enough to keep the huge hop profile in check.

This is a crisp and fairly clean IPA, though it felt slightly more astringent than the regular Jai Alai, but overall a pretty smooth drinking brew.

I really loved this beer and thought it was a cool twist on the already dynamite Jai Alai.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 16:34:27 | More by CaskBeerouac
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That said, it's got a medium body, sweet and dry finish, and great carbonation, so it's a quality beer that smells excellent, which half the time is all you really need.

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A: Lightly hazy dark amber in color. Forms a bubbly off-white head that leaves some light lacing.

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Jai Alai IPA - Papaya from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.