Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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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
Ratings:
7,764
Reviews:
1,482
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,036
Gots:
2,232
For Trade:
78
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4.61/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.9/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Retroman40
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

Got this in a can only 14 days old. Pours a hazy yellow orange color with a very persistent foamy white head. The smell is dominated by very fruity hops as is the taste. Initially the citrus (particularly grapefruit) flavors dominate but there is a quick transition to a rich malt flavor. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich and the finish begs for the next sip. This is my new go to IPA.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

A very good IPA, worth the trip to the closest place who sells it

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4.8/5  rDev +14%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/4/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, peach, mango, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, peach, mango, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of big juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,764 ratings.
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