Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours copper in color with notes of citrus and tropical fruit in the aroma. Flavor has upfront citrus bitterness with a hint of caramel and citrus and tropical fruit hop notes in the finish.

70 IBU

Added by cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,709
Reviews:
1,471
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,033
Gots:
2,207
For Trade:
77
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Photo of stanale
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pthorpe
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of terrysjag
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vwbus7
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent balanced IPA

On draft at Oceans bistro in Avon Nc

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Photo of Casey_L
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vintilian
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sgtgibbs
4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of 1947
4.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love this one, the fresher the better. Not good at adjectives, but my favorite warm weather IPA. Refreshing citrusy aroma, deliciously hoppy but not sharp, delightful, not too bitter finish. Wears its fairly serious ABV very well. Enjoyable right out of the can, very, but a glass shows of its hazy golden color, creamy head, lacing, and of course its aroma best.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Nice orange color - quite hazy. Only about a 2 finger head pouring from a can. Nice head retention.
Smell: Powerful tropical and citrus fruit. Some malt. Smells sweet.
Taste: Powerful blast of hops (tropical and citrus flavors). Slight bitterness at first. 70 IBUs are not as noticeable with the sweet malt and caramel flavors that rush in next. Super flavorful.
Feel: Feels medium, but close to a full body - seems thick and a bit syrupy.
Overall: Very very good IPA - May be my favorite IPA right now. I am so happy that Cigar City is now distributing in Colorado (since the relationship with Oskar Blues). This was one on my beer bucket-list that I finally knocked off. There aren't too many beers that I buy in a 6 pack (usually do singles, 750s, and bombers), but I will grab 6s of this for sure.

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3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz Pils glass.
Nice orange glow with a slight haze. Aroma is very fresh, fruity.. with some orange/grapefruit mixed in. Tasted very good, with your typical hopped flavors. Malt base keeps the bitterness in check. Very smooth and creamy. Carbonation level was also very good.

The MF for this beer was the highlight. CC has done a great job with this one.

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Photo of sposter4
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bbock13
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Elneely88
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frykid
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pauly81
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samputnam14
4.99/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stewart0553
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

what a surprise down south. Especially when you can get it at the Rays game!!!!!

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Photo of baldy00
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccapurso
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ackeeper
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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