Jai Alai IPA
Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
American IPA
Ranked #51
Ranked #1,619
4.27 | pDev: 9.37%
Tuesday at 10:33 PM
Dec 05, 2008
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: 4.85 by mtnav from Michigan

Tuesday at 10:33 PM
Rated: 4.04 by HS676 from Pennsylvania

Tuesday at 07:29 PM
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Rated by EyedrLI from New York

3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice color. Easy drinking, flavor lingers. Nice go-to IPA
Nov 30, 2023
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Reviewed by OldGrover from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from can into a tulip glass.
Nice frothy two finger head, good lacing, twas the color of honey.
Nice hoppy flavor, but not too bitter. A bit of a honey aftertaste, which completed the smooth finish.
Excellent beer
Nov 24, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by FreePal88

Nov 09, 2023
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Rated by Dylan225 from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
It's a staple here in Florida. You can find it at most gas stations, bars, and grocery stores. Always a safe bet.
Nov 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I first tried this beer inside of Beast’s Castle at Disney World in Orlando Florida. It is kind of a tradition for me and AH WIFE-AH to eat at Beast Castle. One of the times while being very sick, nothing quite like eating escargot as a goof on your birthday while having a fever dream. As for the beer, it tastes like an IPA, but is a lot crisper than most. I get a single of it once in a while for sentimental value, but taste wise I don’t see what all of the fuss is about.

Style: IPA | Tap/Can/Bottle: Can | Abv: 7.5% | Rating: 3.5
Oct 21, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by GlenFarclas from Connecticut

Oct 20, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by beerrat from Virginia

Oct 13, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by FL_AK_IL

Oct 03, 2023
Rated: 3.88 by Belthorm from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by Gizzardo from Arizona

Sep 28, 2023
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Rated by TheBelgianAler524

3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

IPA my ass.

Tastes like a mass produced burnt ale. Quite malty.

Not bad, for the style. But pretty terrible as an IPA.
Sep 15, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Really good, easy to sink IPA. Pours opaque lemon gold, good head, medium lacing. Notes of lemon and grapefruit. Taste follows, with minimal dankness.really enjoyable.
Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by AbeO

Jul 24, 2023
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 9171 ratings