Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BA SCORE
94.5%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 7,821 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#544
Reviews:
1,498
Ratings:
7,821
Liked:
7,389
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.32%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,037
Gots:
2,272
Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,821 |  Reviews: 1,498
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Found this beer in a can six-pack while I was staying in Orlando a few years back. Hadn't heard of Cigar City back then (I had just turned 21 so I was new to craft beer). Honestly, I picked it out for the design and by a local recommendation. This beer blew me away. Such a great complex IPA.

Specifically, the complexity lies within the balance of tropical/citrusy hop with the sweet caramel malt. Needless to say the hop is the frontrunner in this instance, but the balance adds more depth to the IPA.

I drank this while sitting out in the sun on a beautiful day reading Catcher in the Rye. In the moment it was the perfect beer.

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4.12/5  rDev -4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Poured a four finger head with a gorgeous amber body from a can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. A tropical nose, if that makes sense. Presents with a citrusy hop blast, with a pervasive and fruity sweetness; there are pine notes, but they are almost too subtle to mention. A refreshing and light mouthfeel, resulting in a session-beer-like drinkability. This is a unique IPA, and one at least in the top ten. I'll fight anyone who says otherwise.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 94.5% out of 100 with 7,821 ratings
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