Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BA SCORE
94.5%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 7,824 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
Ranking:
#550
Reviews:
1,498
Ratings:
7,824
Liked:
7,392
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.32%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,037
Gots:
2,274
Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,824 |  Reviews: 1,498
Photo of rctracker
4.96/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of puftdank
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnpalisi
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can into a tulip glass. Beer was canned 8 days ago.

Look - Pours a beautiful copper orange with lots of bubbles and nice white fluffy head. Beers don't get much better looking than this.
Smell - An intense attack on the senses, spicy floral, citrus, caramel, malt.
Taste - The consensus is right. This is a very balanced IPA. The hops are certainly prevalent but the malt is big enough to hang in there with them. Very drinkable and approachable. Citrus and other tropical fruits give way to caramel and a surprisingly sweet finish that doesn't linger.
Feel - Feels really thick, but smooth. Not exactly a beer I would reach for to quench my first. Definitely full bodied, especially for the style. I think the balance and maltiness have a lot to do with it.
Overall - Certainly a great beer, but there are others I like better and better suit my palate.

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Photo of Ironstutz
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KBCHUB
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing flavor. Beautiful color. Great in the morning.

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Photo of TJS6
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this IPA! Wonderful aroma of grapefruit and awesome citrus taste. It's Florida in a glass!

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Photo of Josh012012
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alecmedeiros
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rglaubrecht
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lyndiekins
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This has been my default beer of choice for awhile when I can't make a decision... I might be a little bit prejudiced, being from FL though.. but it IS delicious.. just sayin...

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Photo of Greels
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kguard
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Lots of flavor, good depth. I'm good for 2-3.

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Photo of kmbeer
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmartinger
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScoopDoggyFresh
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JratBones
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TimTheBatteryMan
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice copper/orange color with a 2 finger head. The citrus hops are very prominent and give it a wonderful aroma. Taste is very smooth, the bitterness fades quickly and has a nice balance. Overall a solid IPA.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 94.5% out of 100 with 7,824 ratings
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