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Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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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:
#555
Reviews:
1,509
Ratings:
7,866
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,036
Gots:
2,307
Trade:
77
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,866 |  Reviews: 1,509
Photo of npendres
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srubin1392
3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of arr3388
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themayorkoch
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mutt
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MA_hops
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden orange in color with a foamy white head and sticky lacing.
S: Pineapple citrus galore! Notes of pine and fruit punch added in. Hint of bubblegum as well.
T: Similar to the nose along with a dry grapefruit like aftertaste. There is a bubblegum like sweetness as well.
M: Crisp, dry finish. Loaded with hops! A bit bitter to the palate.
O: A very unique IPA. I'm glad that I was able to finally secure a can!

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

Photo of PASTOR_at_DAChurch_of_IPA
3.48/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I don't mind this IPA, but only bought it once. It looked kind of weird, and the can mentioned something about some game that no one plays anymore that the beer was named after and it recommended pairing it with spicy food. This beer is pretty good with food I must admit. This beer was a bit syrupy for me, a bit too sweet and caramel malty, but it is still a very bitter beer, and a tad spicy, which I like.

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

There is no IPA from bottle or can that I like better. Excellent IPA.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold with thick head and sticky lacing. Nose is full on hops, citrus, floral, and sugar. Taste follows the nose, this one is awesome, clean hops with juicy citrus, some sweetness on the back end, zero bite. I have wanted to sample this for some time and have to say I know why its so popular, its a world class beer. Clean finish light to medium feel.

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Photo of Carl_R
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mamaraza
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jblackburn12
4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dertyd
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A thick, murky honey color. A very strong flavor of fruit and spices that lingers. Price is decent and it's readily available. This is a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of ATLien1
4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours fairly clearly; smells citrusy but not particularly overwhelming; tastes great - just the right amount of hops. My favorite IPA!

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

Photo of Brewb4hoes
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a fairly clear amber color with a thick, white head a little over a finger thick. Smell is citrus, malt, pine, and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter, pineapple, caramel, guava, grapefruit, and a hit of pine at the end. Medium body, quick clean finish. It's good, there is a pleasant balance between the hops and malt, Wide variety of flavors. Not my favorite IPA, but something I would certainly enjoy now and then.

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Photo of Vinman29
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is a party in a can. Amazingly flavorful citrus and spice without being overwhelming. It's kind of like an amped up Blue Moon with a lot more flavor and hops. It's not a party beer but it's like your own personal party, in that it is really enjoyable on its own. Fresh, original, and unique. If this beer was a woman she'd be an exotic princess and a keeper in all ways. Fun, satisfying, and worthy of lots of respect.

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Photo of Jonterman
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmd88
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of huthuty
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours medium amber with a thin persistent head
Smells springy, citrusy, and fresh
Tastes citrusy and sweet with some hop bitterness
Overall an extremely solid ipa I couldn't imagine someone not liking

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 7,866 ratings
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