Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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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:
#629
Reviews:
1,565
Ratings:
8,110
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,045
Gots:
2,419
Trade:
76
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Ratings: 8,110 |  Reviews: 1,565
Photo of flyersfan900
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeaconDart
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jxc5
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NRajtarski
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I acquired this beer in a beer trade from a gentlemen from Florida. We are getting it here in Minnesota in a month but, I couldn't wait after reading all of the reviews on it. Poured from the can into a pint glass.
Look: Orange to a darker hue of orange almost amber. 3 finger head that was snow white
Smell: Right off the bat notes of tropical fruit, pine and of course hops.
Taste: The taste of this beer is more of what I'd expect from an IPA. There is a very strong dose of hops which is lovely.
Feel: This beer had a little more carbonation than most IPA's I drink but, it by no means is unpleasing.
Overall: I can't wait for this beer to come to MN and I will more than likely always have some in my fridge. A solid IPA that lives up to the hype.

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Photo of ESchweers
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevintaraross
3.09/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of AlanReynolds
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe my favorite IPA, certainly the best from Florida. Lots of power, citrus, and hops but goes down really smooth. It's commonly on tap in pints in SW Florida, which is slightly dangerous if you don't stop at two. But it has so much flavor that it's nice to sip slowly, so two is plenty for three hours listening and dancing to the Mudbone Blues band.

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Photo of pstam87
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mojohawk21
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,110 ratings