Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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4.28/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,083
Reviews:
1,618
Ratings:
8,381
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
1,044
Gots:
2,553
Trade:
75
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Ratings: 8,381 |  Reviews: 1,618
Photo of dbarny76
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gearinches
2.92/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Don't understand the 4.0s and higher. This is a run of the mill west coast style IPA, dime a dozen in my opinion. Very simple taste profile, mainly bitterness. Not that it's bad, but not a 4.28 average at the time of this review. That's getting into Treehouse range, and there's simply no way this beer flies at that altitude. Much prefer Sam Adams NEIPA and Rebel to this, as well as Voodoo Ranger, SN Celebration Ale and Torpedo, Lagunitas Sucks and Maximus at this price point or lower.

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Photo of KurtisCarman
3.47/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: coppery color, clear
S: citrus forward aromas
T: surprising bitter punch followed by some grapefruit notes. very little complexity
F: maybe a little too much bite
O: I don't really think of Florida as a hot market for craft beer so maybe relativity explains the high ratings for this. But honestly I don't get it. This isn't bad by any means but it is blown away by many other flagship IPAs out there.

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Photo of tylerjin
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nonnie864
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mcmexface
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrCruz23
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love Cogar City

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Photo of JKG
3.49/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikie02835
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I drank and loved classic east coast ipa. my early years were ballantine ipa. that said this fruity ipa with
Grapefruit finish just makes sense in south Florida. you an buy this ale everywhere.. The local craft beers are doing variations of this style and many are a little better but you can,t buy them in 7 11 type stores. Florida has its own style ipa and this brew deserves respect

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sampsell
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice IPA. Solid drinkable IPA

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

Photo of bb_mm_ss
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can dated 8/23/18 , so about a month old. into the test glass.
A - Deep copper color, slightly opaque, stunning frothy cap.
S - Nice blend of citrus and pine, pineapple rings, sweet malt and orange reduction.
T - Follows the nose well, add a bit of spicy hops, solid malt base.
M - Medium in body, water profile is not to soft, which I like, the start is tangy, the mid adds the bitterness, and the final is semi sweet .
O - A very good beer, the malt base and hop treatment are like Fred and Ginger, effortless in its balance.
Well done.

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Photo of KanyiG
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kdouble
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MenloZoo1993
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very tasty IPA.

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Photo of Heymecalvy
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AWA
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lettice123
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An easy to find IPA that is refreshing and from first to last. It's not overly bitter, but maintains its taste thru the glass. It never loses flavor from first sip. Reasonably priced.

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

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,381 ratings