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:
#605
Reviews:
1,531
Ratings:
7,984
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,041
Gots:
2,362
Trade:
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Photo of bankboy66
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a two headed dark golden beer. Very deep and sophisticated color.
S- Grassy, piney and citrusy hops. Sweet tropical fruit punch aroma. Slight boozy nose follows.
T- Grapefruit, orange, bitter and grassy hops combined with a slightly sweet tropical flavor. Extremely tasty IPA.
F- Medium bodied, a little sticky to the tongue.
O- I haven't had anything from cigar city. This is because I'm a little bit reluctant to try it, I guess. I don't know why it took me so long. This is a delicious IPA. It meets every standard of the style. If you haven't tried it and have it in reach, please do yourself a favor.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally having my first Cigar City and enjoying it but reminds me a lot of Stone's Ghosthammer as well as their Hop Revolution Hercules. Not a bad thing I suppose:

L: orange buttery body with cream head that dissipates to thin bubbly lacing

A: citrus jello but very tamed aroma

F: medium mouth feel but wish it was more Piney with more hop sting

T: citrus pine jello with some orange juice zing

O: if sun was shining while laying by the water this would fit the mood. It's a good IPA, but nothing that stands out amongst what I can get close by. I can now cross it off as a beer I had been desiring yet never would seek out again however I will definitely enjoy my other 5.

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Photo of meplank
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had my first Jai Alai on a trip to FL sucked down plenty while staying at a Disney property for a work meeting. Now I live in FL and I'm never disappointed to see it on tap. Solid IPA....7% standard IMO.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, tulip, canned 1/3/18.

It's a fine looking IPA, no, really a very nice looking IPA. The glowing orange body, thick, creamy light tan head, and fantastic lacing is classic.

Edge of pine, yellow grapefruit peel, pretty normal citrus centric IPA nose. A strong caramel malt background emerges as it warms.

The flavor is familiar; it's painted from a palette of grapefruit and orange. It's like fresh squeezed juice, without the same level of citrus sourness. Soft, but intense. Bitterness is medium-high, but finishes clean.

The texture is also soft. Honestly, it has a creamy feel.

Jai Alai is a classic that has soft edges, but doesn't lack flavor. It's nice to see Cigar City's larger distribution these days.

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Photo of Miketess32
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Gsquared12
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncravey
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vader444
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome IPA. Can’t wait until I can try this fresh in Florida in a few weeks time.

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Photo of puck1225
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This finally made it to Texas. Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Slightly cloudy golden yellow with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Fragrant citrus smell. Grapefruit and orange flavors. Some nice pine bitterness. Excellent beer!

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Photo of Tiernan
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of classixIII
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattpodos
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zbelair
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hokie_rob
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of masseymi
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably my favorite “old school” IPA! So good!

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

This is very nice IPA. Had it from a can purchased at the Sheetz by my house. Freakin’ Sheetz! Could not have imagined such a thing when I was a younger jerk. Beer and gas stations have come a long in the last couple of decades. I mean back in the day it was Old Swill and a hot dog from a roller at Dairy Mart. Now you can a good IPA with good character (but not as much citrus character as promised by the can or the smell) and a made to order(ish) chili dog and cheese curds from the local gas station. We’re living in a wonderful time my beer drinking friends.

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

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

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

Photo of Rmiles
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid, great taste, one of my favorites

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hopskii
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 7,984 ratings