Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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4.28/5
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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:
#633
Reviews:
1,574
Ratings:
8,159
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,045
Gots:
2,445
Trade:
76
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,159 |  Reviews: 1,574
Photo of cfalls
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Typical copper color for the style. Medium head fades fast.

S - More citrus than the "old school" IPAs but not as much as the big Vermont names or MBC. Malts.

T - Well balanced between bitter, sweet, and malt. Some citrus and pine. Floral. Lacks the tropical flavors of my favorites.

F - Nice feel for an IPA. Round, smooth, without being too thick.

O - Clearly better than run-of-the-mill IPAs, but also clearly below the top names, at least for me.

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

Photo of Tiburon
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmhannon
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattdy
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Fievel
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TurboBrew
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had several cans and drafts . On many occasions on vacation !

So tropical and full of flavor. Juicy. Hoppy and sweet yet not overpowering. Must try before you kick the bucket. The aroma and mouthfeel of this IPA are phenomenal.

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Photo of DSWeller
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHunter19
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super citrusy, orange, mango, papaya, grapefruit on the nose, smells like fruit juice. Nice juicy overly ripe fruit, orange, papaya, kiwi, melon, with grapefruit in the background. Mouthfeel is medium, alc covered, aftertaste is bitter grapefruit, the overripe juice starts to fade away. Overall this is an amazing IPA. Fresh as f*** too - canned 9/25/2015 drank 10/1/2015.

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Photo of VABA
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this beer for the first time today. It had an exceptional aroma and it went down very silky! I can see why this beer is so highly rated. I highly recommend this beer!

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

The beer pours a nice and white bubbly head that dissipates quickly but leaves a bit of white stuff on the surface. The beer itself is a clear pale amber color that looks wonderful in the light.

The beer smell is pretty good and fairly balanced even if it is a little on the hoppy side. The smell has a strong and diverse hop note with different kinds coming through. The most noticeable hop note is a strong pine smell and the other notes are mainly citrusy with a slight tropical hint. The hop notes are accompanied by a nice sweet caramel malt note that complements the tropical and citrus hops perfectly.

The taste is just as good as the smell in terms of strength and quality. The hop note is fairly strong and mainly comes out as citrusy and tropical with a slight pine note towards the end. The caramel malt taste is still there but not as strong as the smell.

The feel is pretty good. The beer has a smooth feel and the carbonation gives a slight texture that works very well. Slightly dry finish.

Overall, a very good IPA and I can see why it's considered to be one of the best. Get it.

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Photo of DannyBoyDD
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aszatk01
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirt286
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leiermann
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of THoff94
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eden
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Eww

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Photo of cbyrd4088
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobGNARley352
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagoish
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is in the top 5% of IPA's if had, and I've had quite a few. From the color, to the smell to the taste. The taste is where it's at. The most wonderful balance of citrus and hops. The flavor just bounces around your mouth. I can see why this scores so high..

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Photo of RajaSTL
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sturgeon83
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,159 ratings