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:
#628
Reviews:
1,563
Ratings:
8,099
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,045
Gots:
2,417
Trade:
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Photo of warpedrevolution
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a substantially hazy gold to copper. Aromas of ripe tropical fruits, oranges, and chewy sweet caramel but veey subdued. Nose would benefit from more prominent hop aromas. Beer is bitter with bits of mango and tropical fruits. Well balanced between bitterness and sweet malt, but I'm left wanting more hop flavor. Medium body.

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Photo of LB813
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocalRippa226
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Favorite Florida brew

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

A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a two finger foamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit and piney hops.

T - The taste is orange peel, grapefruit, caramel malts and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft finish.

O - A pretty solid IPA. The flavors are nice and clean. Super crushable at 7.5%.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oddcopter
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reminds me of Deschutes inversion, but not quite as flavorful.

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Photo of Jonasm4
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of El_Brujo_de_A2
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful lacing with a thick puffy head.Pours with a medium copper appearance. Hops,citrus and pine resin up front on the nose. Body is quite thin with a sharp grapefruit finish. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of btbcolo
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jsmith313
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icka31
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dkloubec
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Paul_Apsley
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of km02600
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LQBlindPig1
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tombstone05
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyWiltshire
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A great session IPA, one of my go to beers if nothing more substantial is available and I think that really counts for something. Even though I don’t put this is the same league as sculpin or dogfish 90, it’s cheaper (in my location) and I’d drink it all day.

L: Amber, nothing fancy but a nice shade nonetheless

S: The citrus notes hit hard, there’s some earth in there though if you dig for it

T: citrusy and hoppy with solid bites of pine. I feel as though the bitterness is marginal although I’ve heard otherwise. Well masked by the orangey tang and lush hops IMO

M: Clean, feels initially like it should end on a dry note but again, contrary to what many seem to say, it’s a bit of a wet finish if you ask me. I think that’s good in this case too, it’s still very standard IPA, just a tad less leathery than average and that is a great session quality.

Overall: I pretty much said it all above, it’s a great beer to take down all day. I’d imagine a wonderful beach ipa as it is readily available canned. Very easy to drink, with just enough balance and sophistication to make it interesting.

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Photo of Jimmyy
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lahey
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice ipa. Crisp clear and packed with citrus. Smell is dank and has citrus notes. Has some heat for being 7.5%, but it actually is kinda nice. Flavor is citrus, pine, some caramel malt. On the bitter side, but not too dry for me. I'm enjoying this. I don't know that I'll buy it a lot (due to having so many options) , but I'm glad I bought it.

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

Photo of Nitty703
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMC3290
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2 finger head.
Nice color.
Guava and tangerine nose.
Hop forward with a bitter citrus finish.
A great straight forward IPA.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,099 ratings