Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BA SCORE
94.5%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 7,826 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:
#548
Reviews:
1,499
Ratings:
7,826
Liked:
7,394
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.32%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,038
Gots:
2,279
Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,826 |  Reviews: 1,499
Photo of rockernino
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of 311bulldog
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Dark amber almost ruby tone. Tight opaque bubbles

S: yeast. Tropical fruits. Mango peel. Citrus

T: great balance. Tropical fruits subtlety hinted. Guava mango nectarine. But enough bitterness to give it a bite of resin and pine. Finishes malty.

F: clean crisp light but full flavor in the mouth. Medium carbonation

O: really great.

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Photo of fraz13r
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duff_Man
2.87/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Really piney bitter taste at first but leaves a slightly sweet after taste.

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Photo of Massbmx
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Very tropical. Tasty but nothing too amazing.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of verceman
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwags81
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nlawrence301
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdilauro
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

First time trying this beer, I was totally happy. It had that ever so appealing grapefruit, resin pine aroma,
The taste did not disappoint, Right from the copper Amber color with a good lasting dirty white head, I enjoyed this. The first sip was bold and crisp. This is one of the beer types I call chuggable. The second and third sips satisfied,until I just "downed" the rest. Not as much of a dry finish.
Now that I am leaving Florida I will have to see where in CT I can get some

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Photo of ESkirv
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishace9
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from beer into a pint glass, a copper body with a white head that's a finger thick.
This beer smells and tastes so fresh, was canned just 10 days prior to drinking this. The only word screaming out in description is tropical. The citrus is so fresh and juicy, like a good pineapple or a peach. The taste lingers with no bad after taste, making it so drinkable. I'd recommend this beer for any season and any occasion.

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Photo of sdeese21
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matt23j
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigboobstracy69
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of adapt313
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a spiegelau ipa glass. Enjoyed with some super spicy indian food and they complimented each other perfectly. This beer is incredibly balanced, just bursting with tropical fruits, peaches, apricots, and tangerines. So easy drinking. The taste lingers but never bitter or biting. I love this beer and could drink it all day. It's juicy but balanced and feels lighter than the abv would suggest.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 94.5% out of 100 with 7,826 ratings
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