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:
#608
Reviews:
1,533
Ratings:
7,996
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,042
Gots:
2,368
Trade:
76
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,996 |  Reviews: 1,533
Photo of Mattpodos
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zbelair
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hokie_rob
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of masseymi
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably my favorite “old school” IPA! So good!

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Photo of Nosquatch
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is very nice IPA. Had it from a can purchased at the Sheetz by my house. Freakin’ Sheetz! Could not have imagined such a thing when I was a younger jerk. Beer and gas stations have come a long in the last couple of decades. I mean back in the day it was Old Swill and a hot dog from a roller at Dairy Mart. Now you can a good IPA with good character (but not as much citrus character as promised by the can or the smell) and a made to order(ish) chili dog and cheese curds from the local gas station. We’re living in a wonderful time my beer drinking friends.

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Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rmiles
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid, great taste, one of my favorites

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopskii
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HipCzech
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12 oz can (stamped “canned on 01/03/[email protected]:15 cold outside!”) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange gold with a tall, lush, frothy head of white foam. Sticky clumps of white lace.

Smell: Fruit laden nose: stone fruit, tangerines, citrus and candied citrus rind. Rounded out by biscuit malt and earthy minerals.

Taste: Crisp, biscuit malt and gently caramel body carries a complex, fruit body body from the nose with stone fruit, tangerine and lemon. Closes with a few dank notes and earthy, herbal hops and balancing bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A solid, contemporary IPA with complex fruit character - tropical, stone, and citrus - and plenty of balanced hop character.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ppavlick
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobTheKnob
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomTrocc
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/5/18 from the brewery. Consumed on 2/5/18.

I enjoyed Jai Alai immensely, wish I could get my hands on this one, although I don’t think the brew would be as good since it is so widely distributed.

Very good from the brewery!

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Photo of AngEo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wwoj
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoMaMe
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite IPAs.
look: light golden amber with a very thick, foamy head that clings to the glass
smell: refreshing, juicy, citrus, and tropical
taste: same as smell... nice bitterness that is balanced by the juicy flavor
Feel: considerably different whether drinking from the can or from a glass. The carbonation is heavy and is very noticeable from the can. When poured into a glass with a nice frothy head, it's very smooth.

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Photo of Jame515
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 7,996 ratings