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Jai Alai IPA - Peach - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPA - Peach
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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 93
Gots: 12 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Gtreid on 01-15-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

uturn, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Heatwave33
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from tap into a Pint glass.

Color: Light copper with a white head.

Smell: Peach, hops and malts.

Taste: Peach, hops and malts.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation and slightly dry on the palate.

Overall: Very good. Reminds me of a hoppy peach ice tea. The peach is defintely there but it's not overwhelming. If you love peaches and IPAs you have to try this. Cheers!

Heatwave33, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

InspectorBob, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

xpdrinker, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

deapokid, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

urwithdave, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

CaptinRedBeard, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Annesemj, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Lukafer, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

whartontallboy, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Neffbeer, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
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4.93/5  rDev +13.3%

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

JustinMatthew, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of Brittmb29
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

Brittmb29, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of rel
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

rel, Aug 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

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.

DustinPowers74, Jul 09, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

MufflnMan, May 20, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

BARFLYB, May 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

oglmcdgl, May 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

mikesgroove, Apr 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8%

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.

plaid75, Apr 06, 2011
Jai Alai IPA - Peach from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.