Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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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
Ranking:
#1,144
Reviews:
1,630
Ratings:
8,448
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
1,041
Gots:
2,580
Trade:
75
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Ratings: 8,448 |  Reviews: 1,630
Photo of Joey1215
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this stuff! So tasty! If you've never had it, you have to try it. On my second 1/2 barrel keg and I'm still not tired of it. It's one of my favorite go to beers!

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Photo of Willyisanimrod
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Idahoman
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Supposedly one on FL best IPA's, maybe one of the best sellers?

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Photo of Jalle
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burgy
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LT630
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 20 Nov, purchased at Kings in Phoenix.

A clear copper with a dense offwhite head with good retention and lacing this looks great. The nose has a nice blend of pungent grapefruit, fragrant Clementine, pine and some caramel. Mild notes of toast and alcohol heat as well. The palate opens bitter and with plenty of grapefruit pith and zest, along with orange peel, Clementine and a little floral honey. The mid palate has a mild caramel note. Drying, bitter and juicy on the finish, this beer is medium light in body and softly carbonated. Quite excellent.

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Photo of Whirlaway
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pippuri
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duhast500
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BB1313
3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 12/12/18. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with some haze to it along with some subtle clarity to it as well; creamy eggshell white head that falls slowly leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some citrus and floral notes going on. Some bread, crackers and caramel. Malts are there. The aromas are kind of mild, but open up a bit as it slightly warms. The flavors have a nice scathing bitterness. Citrus is there. Some grapefruit and orange. Lots of pine resin. Hints of caramel. More bread and crackers. Malts do their thing without dominating the hops. It finishes juicy and dry at the same time. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy, creamy, thick and sharp. It's pretty smooth for the most part.

This is a solid IPA. It's pretty bold. The craftsmanship is on point and really takes this one to the next level. I might not be personally crazy about this one, but I appreciate it and am enjoying it.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz from the tap.
Cooper, a little maltier than expected. Low carbonation.

It's pretty good, but it came with some higher expectations than it delivered. Not sure why it's held in such high esteem. Availability, maybe?

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Photo of mmoore9363
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinFinneran226
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Metalsnota
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncleotis
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hardy008
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkdayton01
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mblack62
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daharrison
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BTexpress
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoolmoJ
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tabukijones
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Balanced and delicious IPA. Makes living in the Tampa Area that much better.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,448 ratings