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:
7,713
Reviews:
1,471
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,034
Gots:
2,210
For Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,713 |  Reviews: 1,471
Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Found this beer in a can six-pack while I was staying in Orlando a few years back. Hadn't heard of Cigar City back then (I had just turned 21 so I was new to craft beer). Honestly, I picked it out for the design and by a local recommendation. This beer blew me away. Such a great complex IPA.

Specifically, the complexity lies within the balance of tropical/citrusy hop with the sweet caramel malt. Needless to say the hop is the frontrunner in this instance, but the balance adds more depth to the IPA.

I drank this while sitting out in the sun on a beautiful day reading Catcher in the Rye. In the moment it was the perfect beer.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JasW
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured a four finger head with a gorgeous amber body from a can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. A tropical nose, if that makes sense. Presents with a citrusy hop blast, with a pervasive and fruity sweetness; there are pine notes, but they are almost too subtle to mention. A refreshing and light mouthfeel, resulting in a session-beer-like drinkability. This is a unique IPA, and one at least in the top ten. I'll fight anyone who says otherwise.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.8/5  rDev +14%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.72/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.88/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,713 ratings.
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