Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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7,671 Ratings
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:
7,671
Reviews:
1,462
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,029
Gots:
2,187
For Trade:
78
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,671 |  Reviews: 1,462
Photo of ChrisP802
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My buddy received a lot of these in a trade and we decided to drink a lot of them. They never got dull
Pour - drank all of them out of the can/bottle
Smell - bitterness and fruit
Taste - smooth citrus balanced out with the hops
Overall - highly drinkable, find and drink on a sunny day

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmcarter23
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vandeir_bochi
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samgray
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fabiand
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anonymoose
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer has a dark orange color. The aroma is citrus and malt. The taste is fairly balanced with citrus, pine, and a sweet bready malt that lingers on the palate. I remember the beer being juicier but this can is almost 3 months old at the time of review so it has aged a bit.

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Photo of BostonHoppa
3.36/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpsimpso
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ReverendJon
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rmbr2
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden honey-amber color with two fingers of near-white foam and heavy lacing. A zesty orange hops aroma with quite a lot of sweet pineapple behind. These notes are little less pronounced in the taste, which is somewhat watery in the middle when cold, with hops bitterness on the backend. The pineapple flavor definitely increases as it warms though, becoming, perhaps, too sweet. It's light bodied, but with enough bitterness and carbonation to make due. It's fine for what it is, but I'm not the biggest fan of this whole genre of Juicy Fruit IPAs.

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of florisj135
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

this is nice, great looking amber hue with a slight orange coloring, smells of tangerine and pineapple, taste of caramel, citrus and a great feel and mouthful, very light feel for the ABV and very smooth, a dangerous mixture here, don't fool this for a session brew. but it is drinkable for a session job.

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Photo of jhavs
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nsola
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gardner254
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can (dated three weeks ago) into a tulip glass
L: Translucent orange to amber color with about a finger of head. Leaves a little lacing on the glass.
S: White grapes, white wine, crisp apple, grapefruit peel, papaya, and some pine. Very interesting and unique aroma.
T: Follows the nose well with lots of white grape, apple, and bitter grapefruit peel. Back of the mouth bitterness comes in pretty rapidly and lingers throughout the finish.
F: The carbonation and rounded flavors make it easy to drink with a crisp medium mouthfeel.
Overall this is a solid IPA . Easy to drink at 7.5 ABV and unique with its white grape/wine flavors. Not a tropical or resin IPA but does something a little different.

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Photo of cj8311
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stolenface1
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hjspencer94
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ksmoove27
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A – Caramel-orange; fairly clear. One finger thick white head, nice lacing

S – Citrus aroma; a little pine hint

T – Immediate citrus, mango/orange with a good hop note and balance...a little hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M – Medium-bodied, nice carbonation. moderately dry

O – I'd put this in a class with some of the top IPAs I've had Bell's, Sculpin, Stone...they have their individual personalities, but all high-level.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,671 ratings.
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