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:
7,758
Reviews:
1,480
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,035
Gots:
2,226
For Trade:
78
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,758 |  Reviews: 1,480
Photo of Kayakguy
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of erk0607
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Apricot gold colored body with super fluffy head and lingering carbonation, slightly off white. Looks great.
Smell: Citrus, pineapple, mildly piney with some other tropical fruits in there.
Taste: Mirrors the smell, although the bittering of the hops really comes through here. Malt bill is noticable in the background as well.
Feel: Light body, slightly foamy, a bit slick actually, but for a refreshing beer, I'm pleased
Overall: I'm not an IPA guy but I'll give credit where due, Cigar City did a good job.

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Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrosso
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ebwang
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonnyboyharris
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA... Hard to find in Michigan

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Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE: July 1, 2017... OCCASION: chilling with Jer after Spikes game with a Liqour Factory growler ($5 off--criminal!)... GLASSWARE: Hopshop 20 oz. pint... with a golden amber body that forms a triple-fingered head of white foam that craters slowly, its creamy body substantial and lasting... mango, grapefruit, the classic citric aromas associated with an IPA (lemon, orange peel, resin)... pepper and other spices suggest a round, full profile... smooth, textured sips whose body belies its 7.5% ABV... a comfortable finish lasts between sips... the resin and tropical fruits build a lively, engaging taste that is at home and encouraging of its next sip... bitterness is short-lived... more than six years after the party began, I finally experience CC's JA's greatness, a balancing act of malts and hops that delivers a nuanced, flavorful IPA...

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Photo of Zythophile
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: 5/20/17
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Look is medium amber. Slightly opaque, too. Moderate amount of white head.

Medium-strong marmalade scent. There's also some spice, turmeric and piquant lemon rinds. There's also a bit of pilsner tilt to matters. There's also a little bit of something sweeter, maybe nectarine. Too bad it's not stronger.

It's malty, but there's lots of stuff that grows outward from that. First, the sweet stone fruit (nectarines and juxtaposed sour cherries) are stronger. There's also a little savory depth to the fruit flavors, but not a whole lot. Sweet grass and lemon are stronger, yet I can't quite say lemongrass. Whereas the nose was spice, the taste is far more herbal, moderately dill and slightly cilantro. Mild bitterness arrives late.

I don't get a lot of carbonation, either way. It's neither fine nor course, but it just seems like there should be more of it. The aftertaste has some citrus astringency, but it's pretty light.

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Photo of jacobdunne
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth and delicious

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Photo of Dmezzy
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm able to get this super fresh in NJ, and it's reasonably priced. It's no Stone IPA but, it's pretty damn good

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found this in OBX, NC today randomly; cans dated 6/16/17, so for a MA guy who cannot find this beer on my home turf, this categorizes as a nice freshie find

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Drewvel
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scottb489
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mailloux11
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runeatdrink
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mando31
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zeltys
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stanale
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,758 ratings.
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