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:
7,656
Reviews:
1,459
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,031
Gots:
2,176
For Trade:
78
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,656 |  Reviews: 1,459
Photo of TheKlevin
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh Jai Alai is a thing to behold, I wish I was closer to Florida so I could have it more often. This could definitely be my go to six pack. A no frills hoppy, citrusy, sessionable IPA. What's not to love

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Photo of frasergrove
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPDOG
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of takealoadoff09
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Caesars0331
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of thogan4
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft in Tallahassee at Cypress.

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

Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of remy28
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wehabeertrader
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emount91
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a clear dark orange almost brown color. white fluffy head that actually sticks around for a decent amount of time. smell is very tropical and fruity, mangoes, citrus fruits, stone fruits, with a caramel/bready malt smell that is very light. taste is everything I wanted from this beer: tropical, mangoes, peaches, slight orange, bright citrus, with a semi sweet caramel malt backbone that eventually turns into a toasty one. this beer is like a new england haze bomb, without the haze, so it has a level of "cleanness" that a lot of these new hazy beers dont have. But it sure has the hop flavor profile of a New England IPA. Mouthfeel was great and carried the tastes all the way through to the end, almost no coating or slick feeling from this beer. very happy that I live so close to stores that get this now, i will grab it anytime I see it on a shelf.

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Photo of iconoklaztor
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very tasty IPA that I picked up at Walmart. I'm new to Florida and was excited to try this brew. It's very good and great that you can get easily.

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Photo of runondirt
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

pours from a 12oz can golden orange with a good head. fragrant flowery aroma. resin, lemon and a hint of pomegranate balance out the sweet malt. finish smooth with more resin.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fortunate enough to try this on tap at Craft Beer Co Covent Garden. Big, heavy hitter. Resinous, fruity, spicy hops held up by a huuuge body of dry, caramel malt. Clean yeast leaves you with an immensely long hoppy finish. Amazing stuff. Getting it in good condition like this means I can really see the hype over American IPAs.

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGibbons
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caseyjerk
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jyanik9380
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Damn good stuff here. Kept seeing this on the trading forums and glad I got this as an extra. Very nice feel, beautiful feel and taste very unique from most IPAs I have had. Bit of citrus, tad bitter from the hops but nothing crazy and a solid finish. Worth the trouble.

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Photo of MonsterMutt
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had it in Disney.

Appearance: orange with a slight haze
Smell: clean, mild. pine, citrus and tropical fruits
Taste: delicious! Everything i wanted in an ipa. It tastes like it smells but much stronger
Feel: perfectly carbonated. Mouthfeel is almost viscous (in a good way!)
Overall: this beer is fantastic. A leader in the category. Would drink again at any opportunity

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Photo of bmeehan
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jai Alai is a uniquely robust IPA in that it's got the typical piney scent and taste, but it feels so full bodied that I feel like I'm drinking a heavier beer than I am. It's smooth yet it's somewhat overpowering. It's a very good beer.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

super fresh!

pours amber with a thick head. nice orange glow to it

smell is very sweet, lots of fruit to it. sweet orange notes

taste is delicious. full of sweetness at the front and finishes with the bitterness. i taste pineapple and mango in this. fantastic taste, this would be very refreshing. am definitely getting this over the summer!

wow this is good.

now Cigar City is distributed to NJ, thank god! this is really damn good.

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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,656 ratings.
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