Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BA SCORE
94.5%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 7,825 ratings
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:
#549
Reviews:
1,499
Ratings:
7,825
Liked:
7,393
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.32%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,037
Gots:
2,276
Trade:
77
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Ratings: 7,825 |  Reviews: 1,499
Photo of TBDave
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thick, murky honey color. A very strong flavor of fruit and spices that lingers. Price is decent and it's readily available. This is a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of ATLien1
4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours fairly clearly; smells citrusy but not particularly overwhelming; tastes great - just the right amount of hops. My favorite IPA!

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Photo of VictoryCity
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewb4hoes
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Riff
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear amber color with a thick, white head a little over a finger thick. Smell is citrus, malt, pine, and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter, pineapple, caramel, guava, grapefruit, and a hit of pine at the end. Medium body, quick clean finish. It's good, there is a pleasant balance between the hops and malt, Wide variety of flavors. Not my favorite IPA, but something I would certainly enjoy now and then.

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Photo of Vinman29
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is a party in a can. Amazingly flavorful citrus and spice without being overwhelming. It's kind of like an amped up Blue Moon with a lot more flavor and hops. It's not a party beer but it's like your own personal party, in that it is really enjoyable on its own. Fresh, original, and unique. If this beer was a woman she'd be an exotic princess and a keeper in all ways. Fun, satisfying, and worthy of lots of respect.

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Photo of Jonterman
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmd88
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of huthuty
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours medium amber with a thin persistent head
Smells springy, citrusy, and fresh
Tastes citrusy and sweet with some hop bitterness
Overall an extremely solid ipa I couldn't imagine someone not liking

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Photo of HollandTunnels
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wmcgar01
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimmah120
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krbrevard
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a sixer of cans while at the beach. Either my palate has changed a lot over the years or the brothers were working on their 10th or 11th beer at the time they reviewed this one. Perhaps it is a little of both. IMHO, with the quality of American IPAs we have access to today everywhere, it is nowhere close to a 100. I'd put it right in the middle of an 80 and 90. It is a good IPA and has all the stops, but the aroma is lacking and the malts are a little out of balance. Not getting any pine on the nose - all malts and it was canned only a month ago. The beer does, however, taste better as it heats up. The best sips are about half way through a can. I think Jai Alai is a little over hyped or the stuff they are brewing in NC now just isn't as good as it used to be. Or maybe my palate has changed...

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from can

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Photo of SydneyManchester25
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corbos
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beyah
4.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. can reviewed, citrus smell and strong citrus hops, caramel background.
Great with salty foods or BBQ.
Carbonated a tad more than most I.P.A.'s.
One of the top I.P.A.'s I've ever had.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on July 24, 2017. Canned on 07/07/17. Look is copper. Smell is citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter citrus, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Feel is smooth and creamy.

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Photo of Justinprintz
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 94.5% out of 100 with 7,825 ratings
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