Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

7,799 Ratings
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cane80 for the trade.
Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: semi-hazy orange with a 1 1/2 inch creamy eggshell colored head and beautiful lacing down the glass.

Smell: citrus, grapefruit, tangerines, and piney hoppiness.

Taste: some malt and spice up front followed by citrus and a piney acidic finish.

Mouthfeel: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a nice refreshing IPA even on a 14ยบ night.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This poured a hazy burnt orange with lots of sediment. A fat creamy head of off white foam that would have taken longer to fall than it did to finish the beer. Left scads of lace to look at. Nose is bombastic citrus fruits! You could name them all. But mostly grapefruit with the peel and the pith. Nice and earthy. Tangerine, a sweet hop herbal and stone fruit softness. Faint spice and faint nuttiness if you let the beer sit in your glass long enough to notice. Not a lot of pine more like a bit of earth on the nose.

Taste is outrageous and sensual. There was no malt at all on the nose really but it's the first thing to greet your palate. A light flaky biscuit and some sensual and smooth caramel. It's a touch nutty but not heavy. Then all that fruit! Tangerine, stone fruit juiciness, the tart grapefruit leading that pack. The mouthfeel is light and creamy but it has a fullness you can't ignore. It's delightfully contradicting. The herbal is sweet not pungent and the pine is soft like a bit of earth. The citrus tartness is as tart as the hop bitter is bitter. Fantastic! Finishes with the lightest dusting of resin I have ever observed in and IPA. Just to coat your tastebuds and allow this beer to resonate sweetly in the back palate so that you want MORE!

Thank you JayORear.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,799 ratings.
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