Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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

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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into pint glass. Big thanks to Beerdunson for including this in a trade as an extra. Date of review is 3/26/14

Appearance- Caramel and copper with a 3/4 finger head. Well carbonated with great lacing.

Smell- Mango and hops burst into my face. I then get limes, strawberries and barnyard. One of the best smelling IPAs I have ever had.

Taste- Honey-drizzled mangoes and hops are right up front. Just a tiny bit of malt present. I also get just a splash of lime just like in the nose.

Mouthfeel- This beer is really unique in the sense that it is super smooth at first and then about 5 seconds later it blast you with hops. I love the resiny tropical fruit film it leaves in my mouth.

Overall- So damn good for a shelf beer! We get no CCB beers here in Ohio, so this is a real treat. One of the best IPAs I've had.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into tulip.

A: Rich copper orange, impressive head on an IPA rather fine and creamy for the style, very significant lacing.

S: Not much. Piney hops, with just a hint of citrus lemon. I get no other "tropical" fruit esters. Pretty bland as far as IPAs go.

T: A mild slow release citrus with relatively one dimensional hop bitterness consisting of mainly pine notes. This leads into a slightly forward caramel malt base that clashes with the early notes. Finishes with lasting bitterness and a bit dry.

M: Medium to thick bodied for the style. Almost a little chewy. The dry finish really encourages you to keep reaching for more.

O: Good but not great. I can think of many other IPAs that accomplish the true "tropical fruit" feel better, however this is unique in its relatively forward malt profile. Balanced? Maybe, sort of just malty with some lemon zest and an average IPA hop character.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A prolific tan head leaves perfect, thin rings of lace in its wake. Color is bright orange w/ darker hues.

A modicum of citrus, pine and grain form a mediocre nose. A bit of lemon maybe?

Tastes of bready malt, piney hops, apricot and orange. Not too heavy, not too light.

Moments of brilliance attempt to poke through, but never find their way to the light.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,044 ratings