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:
#648
Reviews:
1,602
Ratings:
8,281
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,043
Gots:
2,500
Trade:
75
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Ratings: 8,281 |  Reviews: 1,602
Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephenBechler
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jambutter
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cb8282
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayPettey
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skabiski
3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StrongBelwas
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TomWight
3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Plumbwader
3.42/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

To me its just another IPA. Decent and worth a sixer but nothing that will blow you away.

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Photo of Billybrewer
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jai ALai was a welcomed nicely balanced ipa on a hot summer day. From Florida, it’s made to give you a quick hit of citrus and a very pleasant finish. It looks nice, and certainly a nice ipa which is not overly bitter for those who are sensitive to such. In short, I loved the beer and wouldn’t hesitate to have it again and again.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsr1961
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAbrew88
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mjw2808
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csnyder83
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeFischer04
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Came across this beer while golfing with some hosers (duffers) in FL. It was my gateway into the world of IPAs. Out of the 30+ IPAs I've tried since then in VA, only a few beers compete. The taste is light malt and heavy hops with a citrusy balance. The aftertaste is what makes this hoppy beer gold. The fact that jai alai made it's way to VA (wegmans) justifies my rating. Golden amber ipa with a flavor that can't be beat.

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Photo of DanJ1979
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nehal
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer.

A clean bronze color with 1.5 finger head. Taste of fresh bread, It is a maltier and mild to medium hops. it is not that hoppy like other IPA. Notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Certainly you can have it in summer. medium sweetness and bitterness coming from the bite. Lingering malt feel after the bitterness is gone.

If you find it it will not disappoint you.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,281 ratings