Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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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
Ratings:
7,708
Reviews:
1,471
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,033
Gots:
2,206
For Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,708 |  Reviews: 1,471
Photo of cmukid87
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beachops
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wiescins
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timc32
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fisherbray
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markhobbs1
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice sweet fruit aroma. Citrus and other mellow fruit. Moments of excess that seems to grow as it opens up (too bad). I little earthiness in the hop presentation too.
Slightly cloudy bright orange/amber. Off-white head with some lacing.
It's really on the edge between a Am. IPA and a DIPA. The intensity of the hop is pushed. Fairly big bittering and it lays on the finish for a good long while. The hops are fresher and sweeter in the aroma, but still show some of those characteristics. Enough malt firmness and a little sweetness help. The body is mixed. It starts big and fluffy and finishes feeling almost thin. KInda' thin and full simultaneously.
This is a good drinker. Not as good as I had hoped but a worthwhile Am. IPA nonetheless.
thanks bro for this little Florida gem.

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Photo of ladle69
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wer34truh
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jerome_sanders
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of teddybrewksi
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ONUMello
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can dated 4/12/17 poured into a hotel water glass
A: Slightly hazy orange with a solid one-finger head that lingers
S: Loads of grapefruit, pine, herbs and tropical fruit
T: Citrus and tropical fruit up front with an herbal finish
M: Medium-bodied, quite smooth
O: A rather delicious IPA

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Photo of kricks77
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Parmesan
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear copper gold color with a creamy white head and rings of lacing around the glass.

S: A Strong note of wild weedy hops, mixed with notes of floral and notes of Woody piney hops, mixed with some sweet cereal malt and biscuit a few notes of grapefruit. An enticing interesting aroma.

T: Strong piney and wild flower/weedy hops mixed with a nice note of Woody hops and slight hint of sweet grapefruit.

F: Medium body and creamy carbonation.

O: A really good example of a West coast IPA.

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Photo of sloper3819
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp fruity smell. Great hop combinations and finish. No bitterness only citrus smoothness.

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Photo of jsanmarco
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msink28
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tough to beat when on tap. Wonderful citrus flavor, no bitterness. Well-balanced and incredibly smooth for 7.5 percent, maybe too smooth. It does lose a little bit of its luster when it's more than a few months out, but what IPA doesn't?

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Photo of Phineasco
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Yellow, with big fluffy head that sticks around.
Smell: Cirusy, lemon, pepper, and tangerines.
Taste: Citrusy, dank, pepper, and tangerines. Masks alcohol very well, with no bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Tropical, smooth, and easy drinking.
Overall: An excellent fruity, easy drinking ipa.

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Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,708 ratings.
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