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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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02-03-2012 01:13:38 | More by THECPJ
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mdaschaf

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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a light orange color with a small off-white head on top. Very little retention and lacing.

S: Surprisingly malty with a good bit of caramel. There certainly was some fruit present, but not as strong as I was hoping. Had the papaya been as forward as guava is in guava grove then I would have been thrilled.

T: Not as malty as the aroma led on. More floral and citrus flavors, can't really pick out papaya though. A little bit of pine mixed in.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Was hoping for a bit more oomph from the fruit in this one. Not a bad IPA, but I still prefer regular Jai Alai to any of the variants.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 21:15:18 | More by mdaschaf
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-25-2012 08:58:34 | More by shwillivanilli
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-06-2012 07:28:53 | More by tugg407
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-04-2012 23:41:34 | More by IdrinkGas
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jbear68

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-29-2011 19:14:09 | More by jbear68
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Stiggy

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-29-2011 02:02:19 | More by Stiggy
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-28-2011 03:19:38 | More by GrindFatherBob
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-26-2011 00:44:43 | More by whartontallboy
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chardlogic

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-24-2011 06:22:50 | More by chardlogic
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-20-2011 05:00:38 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orangish amber (almost like a clear papaya color) with an off-white head that holds very well and leaves proper lace. no bottle date, so after reading other reviewers' comments, i wonder if the hop character has changed and the papaya has come out, but nevertheless... nose is caramel and tropical fruit sweet. papaya and papaya seed are there for sure. wouldn't have to guess. also some floral notes. taste is very sweet with a pretty strong hop bite coming through the sweetness about mid-palate. just as it should be the tropical fruit and papaya are there, and a piney, grapefruitiness comes cutting through. bright flavors, but just a touch muddy and/or muddled. could use a bit more definition, but the flavors are all tasty. medium-full body that is quite chewy for an ipa, and a little bit sticky. touch of heat in the end, as well as a healthy dose of bitter. overall, a decadent florida-all-the-way beer that manages to speak of where it is from. mmm. i wish i was on the beach right now!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 23:10:52 | More by timtim
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New York

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Michigan

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Texas

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Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No freshness information available on the bottle. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Light to medium orange/amber colour. Appears to be completely filtered. A small amount of cream coloured head formed and slowly receded to a few bubbles.

S - The initial nose is sweet caramel malts. A slight hop bitterness is apparent as well with some citrus notes evident but I don't specifically get the papaya.

T - Very malt forward, which makes me question the freshness. Sweet caramel malts and a slight hop bitterness that is more evident in the finish is apparent but certainly doesn't seem to be as dominant as I expected round out the flavour profile. The hops bring some light citrus notes and a slight papaya flavour is evident as well but I really had to be looking for it to find it.

M - Medium body, light to moderate carbonation.

O - This was very disappointing but likely not the most fresh bottle. Without bottle dating, I won't give the brewery the benefit of the doubt.

Serving type: bottle

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