Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

Jai Alai IPAJai Alai IPA
BA SCORE
94.5%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 7,825 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:
#549
Reviews:
1,499
Ratings:
7,825
Liked:
7,393
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.32%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,037
Gots:
2,276
Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,825 |  Reviews: 1,499
Photo of Iski100
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrpapajcik
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

compliments of my brother Tom...thx Bro!
canned on 5/24/17

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazingly floral and citrusy. Pours a see through golden with a white head. Smells of citrus and pine but the taste is very floral with citrus and again citrus with a dry finish. A very solid IPA that's goes down smoooth with a light bitterness.

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Photo of owenlift
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like. Can't pinpoint why it is so smooth.

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Photo of Kbret
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have got this brew a couple times now down in Alabama. Today I poured 3 of them into a thermos and jumped into the pool sipping on them for a couple hours. The tropical fruit stands out. And a biscuit flavor comes through at the tail end. Perfect for in the hot sun. I can see why Cigar City, Flordia loves to brew this one. This is now one of my go to ipa's when I come down south...

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Photo of pubscout
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cigar City's Jai Alai enjoys a stellar reputation-- and with good reason. This is an exceptionally well balanced beer with a deft hand managing the balance between hoppiness, malt and citrusy notes. I can only imagine the pairing of this beer with equally well made empanadas or deviled crab cakes-- both of which Ybor City produces with deserved pride. If you can find this beer, get it for the true IPA lover in your life. Unless that's you. Then don't share it at all.

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Photo of OnTapz
4.86/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Johndpapa725
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Timmy2747
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a Disney nerd in addition to a beer nerd, this is the beer I seek out whenever I'm in Florida. Nice balanced beer with an excellent mix of hoppiness and citrus. On my short list of "buy it if ever you see it" beers.

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Photo of Turbo
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisChris23
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden to orange in color that only appears richer once sipped. The aromas don't do justice to the well combined tropical and hopped flavors. The feel is rich and also delivers great effervescence providing a wonderful balance of depth while maintaining it's delicateness. All in all a beautifully balanced IPA.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of al2913
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nace4
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of panhandlepints
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tampalocal5577
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good citrusy base with a good hop load! Better on draft than in the can.

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Photo of GLBClover85
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On vacation i picked up a 6er in Lakeland. Its delicious. Kinda burnt out on IPAs but this one is a winner. Citrusy floral aroma matches the taste. Easy drinking makes for an enjoyable IPA. Well done.

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Photo of CG30458
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection!

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 94.5% out of 100 with 7,825 ratings
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