Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing

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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:
#606
Reviews:
1,531
Ratings:
7,984
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,041
Gots:
2,362
Trade:
76
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,984 |  Reviews: 1,531
Photo of Golfski
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

heavy and citrusy, not dry. one of Florida’s best

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright gold with a fluffy white head on top.

Kind of a weak nose, but I get lemon peel mostly.

It tastes like a hop-charged honey sickle - the honey being subtle. There's also a bright citrus taste and bitterness that lingers after the swallow (lemon peel, orange rind, pineapple, tangerine).

It's kind of chewy which is nice - not in a stout kind of way, more of a hop chewiness. Awesome carbonation and bright "prickly" feel.

Overall this is a great IPA. It's like a hop nougat. It's worth seeking out, especially for the price. Dangerously drinkable. I will definitely buy again.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As with many IPAs, this one is certianly subject to how fresh it is. Ive lowered my total score by (0.5 points) purely based on having a can that was four weeks old.

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Photo of ThinBlueLine
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic "Go-To" IPA. Priced reasonably. Great citrus flavor. Pours darker colored, nice lacing. Great tasting with a pleasant aftertaste as well.

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Photo of vashooter
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice lacy head in a tulip glass, Smell is awesome with a great hop nose, taste is world class balanced malt and, hoppiness . Feel is balanced from start to finish with no off flavors. A solid almost perfect offering. This beer is always consistent even being from a can.

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Photo of BilleGibbons
4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of andrew8626
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Babydave
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ctmiami
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer. The tropical flavors explode. Tasted pineapple and a cornucopia of blended tropical. An amazing beer available in my supermarket.

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Photo of maddih83
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevp2500
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beardown08
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochraneg
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BETEP
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lenrex
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobbydabosco
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Efoley46
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanschaaf
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arozbiz
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 7,984 ratings