Jai Alai IPA
Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #44
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,584
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 9.37%
Reviews:
1,858
Ratings:
9,197
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 08, 2024
Added:
Dec 05, 2008
Wants:
  1,073
Gots:
  2,816
Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt whilst the ball travels at speeds up to 188 mph! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dubbed this game, with its ball traveling at race car speeds, "the merry game." Tampa was once home to a bustling Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that remains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that we brew in tribute to the merry game. The India Pale Ale style of beer has its roots in the ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century. Pair Jai Alai India Pale Ale with beef empanadas, deviled crabs and other spicy dishes.

65 IBU
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Rated: 4.81 by brian60 from Pennsylvania

Jun 08, 2024
 
Rated: 5 by jonhodges from Georgia

Jun 06, 2024
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Reviewed by ewpass from Canada (PE)

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cambridge MA, May 2024. Hazy gold with a nice persistent head with lacing. All sorts of citrus on the nose, six hop types apparently. Medium malt body with a nice hop bite on finish. Smooth, smooth mouthfeel, it goes down easily. No booziness present even though a sneaky 7.5% ABV. A superior version of the style.
May 24, 2024
 
Rated: 4.18 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Apr 27, 2024
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Reviewed by travis1108 from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A bit overrated but not bad at all
Not very hoppy and very easy drinking for the ABV.
Has. A thick frothy head that never goes away....almost looks like that spray foam gap filler. A little disturbing if you want to know the truth lol.
Good gas station beer but definitely not a 95!
Apr 24, 2024
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Reviewed by Saluki from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Tried this after liking Cosmic Crown, bought for an upcoming special occasion, not sure why hadn't tried it before.

Looks and tastes like a good IPA, not a hazy. Could be slightly thin, and way to hoppy. Nice abv level coverage.

Next to a Head Hunter, has all the hoppyness, just doesn't have the full rich flavors of the best hoppy IPAs.
Apr 18, 2024
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Rated by BigWheelz from New York

3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Solid APA, nicely balanced but doesn't live up to the overall rating.
Apr 18, 2024
 
Rated: 4.18 by mehollin from Virginia

Mar 29, 2024
 
 
Rated: 3.98 by Daniel_Mott from Sweden

Mar 14, 2024
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Rated by SheepWBY

3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
industrial
Mar 08, 2024
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Rated by moysauce from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Classic
Mar 06, 2024
 
Rated: 3.68 by averageninjaface from Alaska

Mar 03, 2024
 
Rated: 4.11 by skubas86 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2024
 
Rated: 4.44 by blueatari from Florida

Feb 11, 2024
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Rated by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Only 2 months old and still fruity, bitter, and refreshing. Too easy drinking for 7.5%.
Feb 10, 2024
 
Rated: 4.06 by Mickeyharris from Alabama

Feb 02, 2024
 
Rated: 4.29 by Plonk from Alabama

Jan 29, 2024
 
Rated: 4.5 by Nyoder

Jan 29, 2024