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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:
#595
Reviews:
1,511
Ratings:
7,874
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,035
Gots:
2,311
Trade:
77
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,874 |  Reviews: 1,511
Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Davidstan
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I may edit this later but have had 2 12 oz cans 3 months after pkg date.
A. Golden Amber
S. Tropical fruit bowl
T. Not,doing it for me, stale tasting and sweet not following nose sugary
O. Will try again with fresher batch
Update: had a canned on 10/17/17 on 10/27/17 luckily and have changed my score to reflect. Awesome fruity IPA with no boozy taste or sweetness, great IBU

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Photo of Delz
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Nice tropical fruit on the nose and tongue, although not in your face about it.

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Photo of ALC82
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikedogg195
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep orange color with no haze. A white head with a good retention and laces the glass. The smell was really nice with a burst of pine and grass coming in immediately. The taste was similar with a lot of hop notes coming through with pine and herb flavors dominating. A very clean finish though made this one a very drinkable beer despite it's aggressive start. Very happy my cousin lives in Florida and sent this one up to me.

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Photo of kgammell1
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Light, orange amber color with some carbonation bubbles. One to two finger white head that slowly diminished into light foam on the top. It left something to be desired in this area. Smell: Grapefruit came up and smacked me in the face. Passion fruit and mango followed up afterwards and then came the piney-hop notes. Refreshing, citrus forward and inviting. Taste: Wonderful, crisp, slightly dry and wonderfully grapefruity. Basically, what you smell is what you taste. There is a nice malt backbone that gives it some depth and very faint caramel notes. Feel: Medium body, medium carbonation. Smooth, alcohol is well hidden. Goes down dangerously easy. Overall: It lived up to the hype. Down in the Tampa area on vacation and had it on tap. I liked it so much that I bought a six pack of cans right after. It was awesome.

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmfoley1975
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Barnoloid
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Does this one live up to the hype? Well, it comes pretty close! Can was kindly provided by a colleague of mine from Tampa after a Stanley Cup wager. Freshly canned 2 weeks ago. This pours a vivid burnt orange/copper color with a significant off white head. As absolutely fantastic looking beer. Tropical fruit wafts from the pour. Nice full mouthfeel without being too heavy. A truly well balanced IPA which brings everything together extremely well.

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Photo of maz
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sparty55
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of pobri27
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of myteam24
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matgrat2422
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Still my favorite IPA. Nothing better to have on the beach. Great citrus taste with a good smooth malt backbone. Highly recommend.

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Photo of braican
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

appearance is hazed amber orange aroma citrus orange grape fruit and some pine.taste is grapefruit Boozy orange with more pine. nice malt backbone, an excellent IPA

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Photo of smccann
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy, orange, large 2 inch off white head, great lacing

S: Pine, citrus hops

T: Pine, citrus hops up front, malty sweetness in middle of taste to balance, fruity tropical taste in there that melds with the malty sweetness that makes a great combo

M: Medium, carbonation is spot on

O: Wow, really good IPA. The tropical fruitiness is really what stands out to me. Makes for a world class beer experience.

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Photo of I-LIKE-BEER74
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 7,874 ratings
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