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Jai Alai IPA - Peach - Cigar City Brewing

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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
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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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

11-17-2011 07:09:02 | More by deapokid
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urwithdave

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-16-2011 09:48:33 | More by urwithdave
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CaptinRedBeard

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-16-2011 04:35:40 | More by CaptinRedBeard
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Annesemj

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-16-2011 00:37:08 | More by Annesemj
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Lukafer

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 03:15:06 | More by Lukafer
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 23:30:17 | More by whartontallboy
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-14-2011 22:24:01 | More by Neffbeer
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8%

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

Alabama

4/5  rDev -8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Peach in the nose, peach in the middle, peach on the end.

Very well balanced.. Slight citrus hop bite. Smells like a peach snapple. this is a fantastic twist on the classic ipa and kicked in just 15 mintues. I wish they would bottle this.. I would drive to great lengths to drink this again

Serving type: cask

11-08-2011 20:43:22 | More by JustinMatthew
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Brittmb29

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First beer of my Cigar City Take Over night @ WOB coconut creek, fl (from notes).

A- Draft into shaker pint. hazy amber brown body w/ a finger of yellowish head almost fluffy, with thick lacing down glass.

S- peach and subtle hop aroma with malted body, veryyy peachy.

T- malted back, followed by poeach not too strong and then great hop mild astringency to compliment the sweet peachy flavor. my favorite fruit beer yet!

M- thin without being unsatisfying, enough carbonation to keep it crisp the whole beer.

O- Amazing beer, first experience w/ jai alai and i plan trying more and this great style! good amount of alcohol to be able to put back a couple too.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2011 18:26:32 | More by Brittmb29
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rel

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the CCB tasting at Cervesas. Fun event!

It poured a clear powerful orange, with thick head, little retention, but nice lacing.

Being particularly sensitive to IPAs, it was the first thing I smelled; hops, hops, floral hops. But then there was a dominant sweet peach aroma, almost malty.

Peaches to the rescue! I like the Jai Alia, but this grabbed the IPA by its horns and said, "whoa there buddy, I'm a peach and I'm gonna play with you!" This was definitely an IPA, but everyone agreed much less aggressive than most. Tasting more like a peach dessert, the new ingredient interacted beautifully with the floral hops.

Mouthfeel: see IPA.

This might be the first IPA to make me say, "I Like IPAs." Done, I said it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 15:20:41 | More by rel
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DustinPowers74

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is exquisite: a clear deep orange body is topped with a giant, yellow, ice cream, sheen and massively rocky whipped cream head. Amazing retention and lace. Aroma is really outstanding: fresh juicy peach, cooked peaches in dessert, peach cobbler. Very intense, full, and unmistakable. Taste is bitter, spicy, mild peach, sweet peach cobbler. Palate is soft, bitter, biting, and fairly intense. Oily and bitter rather than dry and astringent.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 18:35:30 | More by DustinPowers74
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MufflnMan

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the CCB tasting room. Beautiful dark golden orange with a foamy white head that revives with a swirl.

Smells is dominated by peach with subtle hops.

Taste follows suit, a great balance of sweet peach and bitter hops.

Mouthfeel is medium with little carbonation.

I'm not much of an IPA guy, but what a great overall brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2011 04:43:16 | More by MufflnMan
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Hawthorne's 2nd annual IPA block party. I love drinking in the street in front of cops so i'll be attending every year.

Peach Jai looks like the regular with a hazy mix of deep orange and some light browns with golden specks. It looks like an IPA alright. Not a lot of head, not even a cap, some small sticks.

Well, this certainly smells peachy clean. I mean it really is all im getting in the nose along with a semi big malt base akin to the regular. It smells good alright.

This is a dman fine IPA and the peach addition really shines. It melds well with the little bit of pineapple from the regular and I get a bit of bubblegum as well. Not piney, just fruity and malty.

Feel is a big medium. The build on this screams East Coast and has a sweet finish. Fruity up front, sweet on the end. Carb is kinda lacking and with a boost, great things would come.

I really enjoyed this and I would probably drink a shit ton of it. I hope to score a growler of this during beer week and hope to try the other varieties in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 05:20:58 | More by BARFLYB
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a plastic cup on the street at hawthorns block party.

A- comes to me with a small finger of light tan head atop a dark burnt orange brew. Almost looks like iced tea when the light hits it right. Head settles in a few but does leave a solid ring around the cup.

S- booom! That smells amazing. Like a fresh peach and crisp fruity and floral hops. Malts are mildly bready and sweet with a touch of caramel. Hints of pine in the background.

T- big bold juicy peaches and ruby red grapefruit. Lots of tropical and citrus fruits in there as well. Malts come off simple yet with enough flavor to keep up. Toasted bread and caramel come to mind. Long fruity hoppy finish.

M- about medium in body with a nice carb that feels just right up against the body. Super tannic and dry.

O- this is a spectacular brew and a great twist on the style. The fruits never over power the base beer and blend together like a champ. I had two of these instead of an elder so take that for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 02:25:04 | More by oglmcdgl
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on tap at the ccb taproom, i had the pleasure of enjoying this one multiple times this week. poured into a pint glass and enjoyed on 4/11/2011.

very nice light pour with a light golden amber and a slight amount of haze to it. a light white head came up to about an inch or so above the glass before settling back down and leaving a goo bit of lacing around the edges of the glass.

aroma is light citrus and loads of fresh peaches and fruit. this really works very, very well i have to say. i was quite impressed with how nicely it pulled off. the light peach notes really seemed to mesh well with the well balanced profile of the jai alai, creating a light, and very sessionable flavor. smooth and clean finish was just what the doctor ordered and overall i could not have enough good things to say about this one.

great beer and a fantastic treatment here. would love to see this bottled.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2011 02:56:50 | More by mikesgroove
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev -8%
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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
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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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the 2011 Hunahpu's release.

Pours a bright golden orange color that is hazy and opaque with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks, spots and rings of chunky, soapy lacing left behind.

The nose of this beer is bursting with tropical fruit with only slight earthy pine notes. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit, mostly peach but also mango, pineapple and citrus rind.

Medium bodied and bursting with luscious tropical fruit flavor. Tons of peach up front providing more sweetness that lingers throughout. Not very dry with slight bitterness and the sweetness takes away from the hop flavor a bit. Lots of tropical peach, mango and pineapple as well as some orange peel. Pale malt backbone provides nice balance but this beer could use a bit more hop bite/bitterness/dryness. Very refreshing and extremely quaffable but it's a bit one dimensional.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 06:07:09 | More by corby112
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LIQUORBARREL

Minnesota

4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to theduderules for sharing this awesome growler with tasting group.

Drinking from a Brandy Snifter...sitting on the couches at The Nova.

Delicious scent of peach aroma from the second the growler was popped. This Ipa has a ripe peach smell and finish. You get a little light hops but the showcase here is the peach. Excellent beer I could drink this all day.

Serving type: growler

03-15-2011 01:49:14 | More by LIQUORBARREL
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Set up on a trade from Afksports. Thanks Brendan.

Poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a beautiful amber hue. Smell is so divine. Floral and peach wafting from the glass. It smells so good I want to stick something else in there if you know what I mean. Taste is right on par with the smell. Peach right up front, kapow. Hop is there but not the starring role in this brew. On the backend I pick up some tea flavor.

This is a tatsy beer and should be sought after. Cigar City has proven again they are a force to be reckoned with.

Serving type: growler

03-14-2011 04:06:50 | More by TheDudeRules
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
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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cosmicevan

New York

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Superstar North Babylon for hosting a Cigar City tasting and having this available.

a - Through the growler has a nice apple juice look to it (and the jug being shaped that same almost had my pregnant wife cracking it open while looking for the juice!). Poured into a Duvel taster tulip, still fresh so lots of nice carbonation and a bubbly off white head which slowly faded leaving sparse lacing blotches on the glass...settles as a clear orange.

s - Unreal. Peaches...perfectly ripe mouth watering peaches. Touch of grapefruit, but peaches all the way. I could smell this all day.

t - While peaches are featured in the flavor as well, the bitterness is a bit much for me to rave about the taste like the nose. Jai Alai is a really subtle and balanced IPA in my opinion and the peaches seem to have brought out the bitterness. Quite delicious and unique.

m/d - I really wish that this was in bottles and available to me all of the time. The folks at cigar city have proven themselves time and time again with their product, but this beer is in a class of it's own. It is amazing what you can do with a beer and this is ground breaking stuff and something that should be a staple for trying to convert non-craft drinkers. Jaii Alai on it's own is a great beer, most of the variations are excellent twists on the original. I guess when you have a great starting point...? This one has a stronger bitterness, but the peach flavor and smell (WOW, the smell) more than make up for bittery mouth and flavor. It is delicious and easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

03-06-2011 22:01:15 | More by cosmicevan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -14.9%
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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