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:
#1,073
Reviews:
1,613
Ratings:
8,352
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
1,044
Gots:
2,544
Trade:
75
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Photo of demonssouls
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMc8ride
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitburger
4.86/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of egrandfield
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Florida beer I've had. Readily available, and pretty high quality. As a Bostonian, I'm always worried about not having craft beer readily available in new places I visit, but Jai Alai has made my trip down south one to remember.

L: Dark haze
S: Orange
T: Malty, bitter orange
F: Smooth, fizz at end
O: Solid

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

On tap. Dark orange color with frothy white head. Smells of citrus. Medium feel. Grapefruit-like hop flavors dominate, but it's well balanced with malt. A great IPA.

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

Photo of Jamie-louisville
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really good. Little lingering taste or I would have rating higher.

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Photo of Dourrieu
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WOW another fine brew from Cigar City. Perfect balance of citrus and malt.

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Photo of BigFloppyDonkeySocks
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Datdubj1988
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loosecannon
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA, now they come in 12 packs which is ideal for hosting parties or if you’re looking to supplement your weekly pick-up

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Photo of jadpsu
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty clear medium Amber with an all white head with good retention.

AROMA: Punchent, citrus, some grapefruit along with pine hops.

TASTE: Bread malts enter to mix with the citrus and pine hops
Has a drying finish. Really good!

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - Hazy, opaque, burnt orange/copper with a medium to thick, frothy/creamy light tan head that sticks around and leaves a nice amount of lacing behind.
S - Bitter hops with notes of citrus and caramel - somewhat faint.
T - Follows the nose with bitter hops up front followed by notes of sweet citrus - mostly orange or tangerine?, held nicely together with a caramel malt backbone.
F - medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth and somewhat creamy.
O - Everything is perfectly balanced in this IPA - the hops, citrus, malt - is it my favorite IPA? Probably not, but this truly is one of the best all around IPAs I've ever had. Well done Cigar City.

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Photo of Heftklammer
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beerbear7
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cgwami
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benrob22
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of terpsnskins
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjc3151
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brew_ski
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dafixa
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BklynBryan
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,352 ratings