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Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 fl oz can with a canned on date of 21st March 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy light copper orange colour with a two finger slightly off white head that had great retention and left lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Lots of citrus grapefruit peel, orange rind and lemon with hints of tropical pineapple and pine.

Taste: A nice sweet-ish malty caramel and biscuit backbone, followed by some nice citrus grapefruit and orange with a touch of pineapple and a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: To be fair, perhaps this was hidden in my fridge a bit too long. It was however, still well balanced and enjoyable to drink.

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

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Relatively dark amber color. The smell is inviting. The taste even more so. My wife is not a beer drinker per se but she shared this with me and found it to be a very good beer. The after taste that lingers is a nice light hop bitterness. This beer lives up to all the hype.

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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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3.9/5  rDev -8.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into teku glass.

A: Pours a deep amber with 2 fingers of creamy, off-white head. Not quite clear, fine particles are visible floating around.

S: Grapefruit, pine, floral, and a hint of tropical fruit.

T: Resinous pine is up front, along with a certain tropical fruitiness - grapefruit, floral, some maltiness, and lightly bitter.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Goes down smooth and refreshing.

O: Nothing bad can be said for this one. A well rounded IPA and an easy drinker.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a clean tulip glass.

Body is amber gold, chill hazed. Easily poured to an inch of off-white foam. Has moderate retention and lots of sticky lacing. There is some white stuff floating around in this beer and a little piece of dark matter; I hope to discover what this is.

Smells of light caramel malt, green, citrus and earthy hops, melon, caramel sugar.

Tastes much more interesting than it smells. I taste biscuit malt bill up front along with a light hop bitterness that lasts throughout the entire palate. After swallowing, there is a wave of pink grapefruit and orange citrus and some other tropical fruit/melon notes that are followed by green grassy hops and a light but lingering red grapefruit bitterness. There is a good amount of hops in this, but nicely balanced by the malt sugars. Tastes delicious and very smooth.

Body is medium and has a creamy mouthfeel. Coats the tongue with a medium viscosity and it feels nice to drink this beer.

Overall, a nicely hopped and very smooth IPA that is delicious. I want another glass of this. As for the floating particles, I found a couple pieces that seemed like paper. Maybe some airborne particles that fell into the can before it was filled and hopefully just a random thing.

Update: fresh new can, consumed 1/29/2013. Definitely some floating yeast sediment or other particulates in this beer. Still tastes delicious though.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 7,893 ratings
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