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Jai Alai IPA - Peach - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPA - Peach
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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 82
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gtreid on 01-15-2010)
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -31.2%

01-02-2014 17:02:17 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Vmaxwell


3/5  rDev -31.2%

07-05-2014 20:29:23 | More by Vmaxwell
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Arrives a dark orange color, hazy throughout with a white head. No lacing is left behind.
Smell is note of malt, hops and peach. As expected but nothing beyond that.
Taste is malt with hops and a lighter peach note. None of the notable complexity that CCB beers normally show.
Almost full bodied with a light-medium effervescence. Smooth for an IPA, more like a pale ale in that regard. Drying finish and slightly warming. Not much peach, though.
I like the Jai Alai (and I'm not a fan of IPAs normally) but this one missed the target for me. Strange, considering I rated the on-tap Jai Alai much higher. Subtler flavors like peach and blueberry seem particularly difficult to get correct for most brewers. Or maybe the cask is the issue here? I've only had a few cask beers and haven't been impressed with one yet.

Serving type: cask

08-24-2012 16:35:09 | More by PorterLambic
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at rattle n hum in nyc

Pours a hazed orange, thin white head, sticky lacing around the glass with some filmy retention.

Strong scents of peach juiciness with bitter hops and sticky sweetness. Plenty of pulp and pith with sugar.

Slight bitter hops with peach juice. Fruit sweetness with citrus pulp. Slight malt bill with more fruit juice. Finishes slightly bitter and sweet.

Medium body, mild carbonation, smooth on the tongue. I thought this was pretty decent but overall too sweet and the peach was too strong.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2011 04:33:44 | More by xnicknj
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cigar City smokes NYC at Rattle N Hum. Peachy aroma, it smells likethe real thing rather than extract. Dark yellow body, little head. Smooth drinker, though carbonation is right there. More of a pale hale in terms of bitterness tasted. A Nice novelty.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2011 12:43:14 | More by Sammy
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -14%

05-19-2013 01:52:41 | More by Photekut
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -14%

07-23-2013 00:59:33 | More by hopkrid
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -14%

06-04-2012 14:17:32 | More by tfsimpkins
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14%

06-12-2013 16:50:04 | More by ColForbinBC
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jlkaufm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -14%

10-19-2012 22:07:58 | More by jlkaufm
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BeahDrinkah

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14%

10-04-2013 16:39:48 | More by BeahDrinkah
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Cigar City Tampa FL for 5$

Appearance - Slightly hazy dark gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, peaches

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with some hops. There is also some sweet peach syrup flavour.. the kind of taste you'd find in a can of peaches. It ends with a mild hop aftertaste with some sweet peach flavour.

Overall – I was on the fence with this one at first because all I could taste is peach syrup. But as it warmed up I could taste the Jai IPA coming through. Interesting to try, but I'd rather just have the regular Jai IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 03:19:25 | More by spinrsx
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the pub, tried next to the papaya. Theu look the same to me, dark peach, not much retention... The aroma is lots of alcohol with a peachy finish... The taste shows off the peach more in the taste, especially compared to the papaya. The finish is so smooth and sweet, great depiction of peach. Shows off peach well but doesn't prove to be a great ipa. An ipa with a with a peach finish, good, nothing special.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2011 20:59:12 | More by jrallen34
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Gtreid

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into my CCB tulip.

A: Identical to the regular Jai Alai. Hazy, copper penny color. The pour drops a quarter of off white head, that retains well and leaves some great lace.

A: I get the healthy dose of hops, the nice malt backbone, and yes, the peaches. The peaches really add a different aspect to the base brew.

T: The peaches are subtle, showing up on the back end. Still a great balance of hops with the malt. Finishes very peachy sweet.

M: Medium body, average carbonation. A little sticky from the fruit sugars.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is lower than the base brew due to the added sweetness. Overall, pretty solid treatment. Can't wait to try the mango version. Skal.

Serving type: growler

01-15-2010 22:12:33 | More by Gtreid
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-14-2011 06:49:05 | More by freduardo
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

Poured a medium amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured balmy, sweet tropical fruit - pineapple, apricot, peach.

The taste consisted of pineapple and a touch of pepper. A pleasant residual sweetness as well.

The mouthfeel was soft and round.

Overall an interesting and tasty IPA. A sure original that surprised me with its drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2011 19:37:16 | More by plaid75
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-05-2013 18:54:03 | More by Bluescooter
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jeg518

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-12-2013 22:13:25 | More by jeg518
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wchris21

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-14-2011 13:18:56 | More by wchris21
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-20-2014 20:10:18 | More by smartassboiler
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One1Asterisk

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-29-2014 19:58:58 | More by One1Asterisk
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-14-2011 16:38:08 | More by seanwhite
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-30-2013 00:20:07 | More by craftbeerasian
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-03-2013 23:20:51 | More by SFC21
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-05-2012 02:49:05 | More by IpeeA
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Jai Alai IPA - Peach from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.