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Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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4.28/5
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7,875 Ratings
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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:
#595
Reviews:
1,511
Ratings:
7,875
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,035
Gots:
2,311
Trade:
77
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,875 |  Reviews: 1,511
Photo of RollDamnTide
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDoHo
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sbuck
3.41/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Must try

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Photo of Kevinjamesward
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KenC
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into glass. Stamped canning date is 07/06/17, by Oscar Blues NC for Cigar City. Not as fresh as liked.
White head settles to thin ring, scattered lacing. Orange colored body, a little hazy.
Muddled aroma of tropical and bready.
Taste is also muddled, tropical hops come forward, a little grapefruit at the end.
Medium mouth feel.
A well regarded IPA, would like to try a fresher example.

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Photo of safaricook
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mitch3114
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Probably wasn’t fresh

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

Photo of srubin1392
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arr3388
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themayorkoch
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mutt
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MA_hops
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +8.6%
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 -18.7%
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 +7.5%
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 +2.3%
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 +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jblackburn12
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dertyd
3.2/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 7,875 ratings
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