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
Ratings:
7,708
Reviews:
1,471
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,033
Gots:
2,205
For Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,708 |  Reviews: 1,471
Photo of 1947
4.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love this one, the fresher the better. Not good at adjectives, but my favorite warm weather IPA. Refreshing citrusy aroma, deliciously hoppy but not sharp, delightful, not too bitter finish. Wears its fairly serious ABV very well. Enjoyable right out of the can, very, but a glass shows of its hazy golden color, creamy head, lacing, and of course its aroma best.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Nice orange color - quite hazy. Only about a 2 finger head pouring from a can. Nice head retention.
Smell: Powerful tropical and citrus fruit. Some malt. Smells sweet.
Taste: Powerful blast of hops (tropical and citrus flavors). Slight bitterness at first. 70 IBUs are not as noticeable with the sweet malt and caramel flavors that rush in next. Super flavorful.
Feel: Feels medium, but close to a full body - seems thick and a bit syrupy.
Overall: Very very good IPA - May be my favorite IPA right now. I am so happy that Cigar City is now distributing in Colorado (since the relationship with Oskar Blues). This was one on my beer bucket-list that I finally knocked off. There aren't too many beers that I buy in a 6 pack (usually do singles, 750s, and bombers), but I will grab 6s of this for sure.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz Pils glass.
Nice orange glow with a slight haze. Aroma is very fresh, fruity.. with some orange/grapefruit mixed in. Tasted very good, with your typical hopped flavors. Malt base keeps the bitterness in check. Very smooth and creamy. Carbonation level was also very good.

The MF for this beer was the highlight. CC has done a great job with this one.

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Photo of sposter4
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bbock13
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Elneely88
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frykid
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pauly81
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samputnam14
4.99/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stewart0553
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

what a surprise down south. Especially when you can get it at the Rays game!!!!!

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Photo of baldy00
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccapurso
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ackeeper
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skillet
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buggyhare
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my go to beer. I've tried to find another I like better.. but so far this is the one I keep going back to. It looks good, smells good, taste great and very refreshing with just enough buzz juice to keep you toasty.

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Photo of omahawk
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great copper orange gold with a slight haze. Rocky head that dissipates to a small lacing after a few minutes. Nice hop nose. Great clean malt taste and intense pine and citrus hop flavor with an intense but pleasant hop bitterness. A classic American IPA done right.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is a somewhat hazy though clear light golden amber/somewhat light yellow and clear colored body. There is a super small carbonation is seen rising at an adequate pace; the head - well holy moley dude this thing absolutely defines "rockiness" in the head and how it sustains itself at least to me is quite a show (practically never seen anything like this). The smell has well, this takes a somewhat kinda downfall here, and I realize this is an AIPA that I had after almost 2 months, ok, all I have to say is gee weez - where the heck did the caramel come from and why is it displacing so much of the bitter hops that I typically enjoy in an AIPA (this is why I did this now and not after I got through the entire 6 pack). The taste is super sweet through the caramel malts, and some light hop presence. The aftertaste is somewhat "swarmy" through the caramel malts trying desperately to combine with a bitter "hoppiness." For the most part, it really didn’t. Hmmm... did I have this too old? However, I will say there is a nice dry finish. The palate is sits about a sort of a medium body of sorts, and it leaves a super dry feel coating the mouth and tongue all around. Overall, in my opinion, I think I need to try this fresher.

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Photo of TheGardener
4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is my "go-to, impress my visitor (from CA) friends and family" IPA. Readily available in supermarkets here, which is a good thing. The juicy tropical hops aroma and flavor are both just....delicious. It has just the right amount of sweetness to counter the wonderful bitterness. Color is a bright copper/orange with some nice haze. This is a 9.9 as far as IPA's go...I rounded up to a 5/5. My favorite Florida beer, hands down.

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Photo of Wrigfen
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JintheHam
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcotom
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwade5
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnBradSC
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GulDukat88
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,708 ratings.
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