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:
#628
Reviews:
1,564
Ratings:
8,105
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
1,045
Gots:
2,418
Trade:
76
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Ratings: 8,105 |  Reviews: 1,564
Photo of Sk8sean86
3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kevinhall1
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BenBull3030
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Toynk
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dipso123
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

been wanting to try this for a while. nice nose and taste of orange and tangerine with slightly bitter end. overall a nice ipa but a little overpowering with the orange.

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

Photo of Clippershipp
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CrimeDog
4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bespokehuffman
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: orange mango honey some fruit sweetness.
Taste: upfront oranges tangerine mango middle of the mouth honey a syrupy malt sweetness it Finishes with a pine needle bitterness and a peppery heat in the throat.
Feel: thick syrupy body.
Overall: this beer is a little to syrupy for me also you get a little bit of a
burn in the throat which is a little off putting for me. Still though it's a pretty nice beer.

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

Photo of StephenM
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours orange-copper with mild haziness, creamy 2- finger head

S: Fragrant tropical orange, grapefruit, mango,coconut

T: Very well-balanced fruitiness with bitterness and bread-toffee notes

F: Well rounded, bitterness follows but doesn't hang, finishes clean. Smoother than expected at 7.5%.

O: My new favorite IPA, enjoyable in every way, full of flavor yet refreshing. Will look forward to picking up some whenever I can get to the Tampa area!

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

Reasons to visit FL #1

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-rated and reviewed 4/4/17.
Bought in Florida two months ago, flown home in a can and held it for a hop-head friend (I'm still looking for one.)
But what was the point of that? I never would have guessed that 70 IBU could be so friendly to a malt-head whose buds claim to be allergic to bitter. Not really bitter, or at least all the citrus takes over the nostrils and keeps bitter at bay.
While I enjoyed Jai Alai a solo, the last third was better paired with tamales. Spicy always gets me through an AIPA.
Jai Alai deserves its reputation... high praise from Belgo malt-head.

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Photo of Chcshammonde
3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Been wanting to try this for a while. First Cigar City beer. Can is fairly fresh dated 3-9. L: copper. S: nice tropical smell. Sweet malt, citrusy hops. T: tangy citrus washed down with a watery hop finish. F: light-medium. O: not enough hop bite for me, and too sweet. Also, second can I consumed had a really wierd flavor going on that I didn't like. Like peat smoke. No bueno.

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Photo of Icemann383
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MAR_801
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IndiaPaleViking
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a top notch IPA. Slightly more fruity than expected on the nose. Great Hop hit at first taste along with more malt than you would expect however the Hops win the battle. Very well balanced. Like every good IPA, this one makes me happy. If you are questioning if you should try it; don't waste any more time. You should.

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

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8,105 ratings