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:
#631
Reviews:
1,571
Ratings:
8,147
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,045
Gots:
2,439
Trade:
76
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Photo of Cotton_27
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mntlover
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange color with a nice big off white head that falls to a ring and laces well.

Aroma is light caramel malts citrus hops pineapple, tangerine.

Taste is hint of bready malt then bam citrus hops kick in and make themselves known, nice bitter hop presence. Nice hoppy IPA with lingering grapefruit rind and pine notes. Juicy and piney mingled on a malt base that can't peak through the hops.

Mouthfeel is smooth medium with nice mellow carbonation.

Overall an enjoyable hop forward IPA.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in trade from Jw347. Thanks, Jonathan.

A-Pours a clear amber with light honey overtones.

S-somewhat piney and resinous with a small spicy note that I can not identify.

T-Piney hops and toasty malts. Deep roastiness beyond what you would expect from the nose. Very nice.

M-Medium bodied with moderate bitterness.

D-Very tasty. Wish I had more.

HV

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Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Gambyt20
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Bruno74200
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fruity, piney and floral hops balanced with fine, almost peppery, malts make this beer a pleasure to drink. It's bold and could be consider as a dipa, it has the profil. It's west coast style even if it's brewed in Florida

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Warren2621
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Durandal_777
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

(canned: 06/10/2014 - poured into a balloon)

A: slightly-hazy, orange-amber liquid... moderately tall foam stand on pour, slow fade, very rocky contour... scattered shots of sudsy lace

S: fresh, juicy pineapple... little bit of background pine and caramel... spicy hop notes gradually come through and a textbook west coast character takes over... little bit toasty after a bit, lightly floral-perfumy on the edges

T: bright and fruity up front - has an under-ripe/underdeveloped orange quality... mellow little punch of spicy hops and a light slap of clean alcohol... the hops start to open up and show more flavors after the third or fourth sip... nice roll of toasted, graham crackery malt in the finish that lasts and balances with the fruity, resiny flavors far into the aftertaste

M: medium-bodied, fairly round, with a flat, dry finish... touch of viscosity... really damn soft altogether, goes down super easy

O: quite a fine west coast style IPA... what stands out is the illusion of fresh pineapple aroma, understated bitterness, and overall superb drinkability... other than that, it's got some pretty textbook flavors - nothing unique - it's just a very well-made American IPA

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,147 ratings