Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BA SCORE
4.29/5
7,842 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:
1,502
Ratings:
7,842
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,035
Gots:
2,293
Trade:
77
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,842 |  Reviews: 1,502
Photo of lwillitz
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12-oz can into Belgian ale glass

A - 3 fingers khaki head over a body of amber; moderate amount of visible carbonation; nice lace

S - citrus, spice, quite fruity, malt sweetness

T - bready malt, caramel sweetness, pine, citrus (notes of orange and grapefruit), apricot/tropical fruits, spice

M - sturdy medium/full body with medium carbonation, delightfully smooth and creamy

O - Jai Alai is a solid IPA. On the sweet and fruity side for an IPA, but the hops still pack a decent punch. A very good beer.

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Photo of TrevorG333
4.76/5  rDev +11%

Photo of pagriley
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12 oz can a few weeks old

A - golden copper with a receding head and good lacing
S - citrus and pine, note orange than grapefruit
T - milder bitterness than I expected. Very very smooth and drinkable. Orange is there on the palate as well
M - solid malt backbone. Just right.

Having this side by side with a zombie dust. Overall I think I prefer the jai alai because it is just so balanced and smooth. Zombie is all about the pow hops hit. Jai alai is classier and smooth

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Photo of fugazidps
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +11.9%

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1/5  rDev -76.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of NYGPhan
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of minnz21
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

If you like a citrus style IPA this is very good. Great nose with Citra hops and very drinkable. Smooth finish with a great tatse throughout.

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4.64/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of RMentair
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 7,842 ratings
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