Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
8,152 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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,152 |  Reviews: 1,573
Photo of Jeffries55
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of nickdank
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of g_jenkins
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of JamesV23
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Mitch_Cumstein
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Jnashed
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can that was canned 12/13/13. Poured into a Samual smith pin glass

A: orange deep color. Lots a foam head and lots of lacing. Good head retention too.

S: nice citrus overtones of the hops. Kind of lemonish more than grapefruit to me. Not overpowering

M: full feel, hop thickness.

T: Soild taste. Lots of hops but not overpowering. To me very much like a west Coast of the US as opposed to the west coast of Florida. Finish of the same citrus you smelled initially.

Overall a very Soild IPA. Very Soild as the flag bearer IPA of the brewery. Drinkable too, not exactly a session beer but ou can easily drink a few and on a warm day it would do nicely as opposed to some Heavier IPA. Like it a great deal and good for the price point.

 746 characters

Photo of BridgieT
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Drucifer
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of muzzy
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ToadiesForCody
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Golden tan/light brown with a 3/4 inch foamy head. Unfiltered floaters with a nice sticky lacing.

Smell - Sweet hops, lemon, pineapple, orange, mango, some caramel malts. A little herbal note along with all the tropical fruits.

Taste - Much like the aroma, a load of tropical fruits mixed with a malt backbone. The tropical fruits are sweet and bold, with a herbal flavor. Floral and earthy, really drinks like you are having real, fresh fruits in the beer. Minor bitter , with minimal add sugars, makes this flavorful, yet not too sweet or bitter and very easy to enjoy.

Mouthfeel - Tropical fruits nail the tongue. Palate gets more fruits along with a nice malt backbone. Aftertaste is fruity sweet, a little malty and bitter.

Overall - Really nice flavorful beer. Has a real distinct fruity flavor that's smooth and easy to enjoy. Very balanced yet the hops stand out. Really glad to get to try this, my first cigar city beer. I cant get this too easy, but if I did, this would make my regular rotation, world class for sure.

 1,065 characters

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of JeffZeltwanger
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of beast464
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BumpkinBrewer
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Budinetz
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of phooky
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Mgm54
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MikePags
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Flounder57
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Filled up a growler in New York on Sunday after having it on draft at Prost in Garden City.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to singer layer. It is a hazy pale orange that has good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice frothy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Super ripe tangerine, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango followed by pale caramel and toasted malts. Floral and herbal notes too.

Taste: Whoa, this is like eating real fruit. Herbal, tropical, and citrus with super mild bitterness, caramel, and toasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, slight tingly bitterness, a little chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation. Extremely enjoyable to drink.

Overall: This beer is truly amazing. Each sip gets better and better. Bummed that the growler is almost gone.

 837 characters

Photo of RnRManifesto
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of averagejake872
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of LehighAce06
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Christian220
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of PatB1987
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,152 ratings