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:
7,711
Reviews:
1,471
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1,033
Gots:
2,207
For Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,711 |  Reviews: 1,471
Photo of MonkeyBread
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dka67
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gjzdaniel
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-hunter
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz can into glass. 7.5% abv

Appearance- Pours an orange amber. Lofty 2+ finger white head that laces the glass. Semi clear.

Smell- Oranges, and tropical citrus fruit aromas abound.

Taste- A sweet, bready malt with a touch of caramel. The orange citrus picks up, a bit on the mango side. The sweetness lingers, adding only a mild bitterness with a touch of pepper.

MOuthfeel- Medium heavy in body with moderate carbonation.

Overall- A good IPA with the tropical fruit element to it. The back end of the flavor profile is lacking a bit but still not bad. Missing that final kick some IPA's have. All in all pretty smooth.

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Photo of Bryanweppner-123
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of usmcbkk
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.52/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of luke12345
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johunnic
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSiegs
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange pour with a sticky off white head. Retention is excellent. The nose is grapefruit, tropical fruit, earthy. Hops are powerful in taste, with the tropical fruits really coming through. Also a little pine and a nice bitter bit on the swallow. The mouthfeel is excellent, medium body, medium carbonation, and supremely smooth. An all around excellent IPA.

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Photo of humaloopa
4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Greyman
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moestavern
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mhs413
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nhmp105
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste the hops from the get go and the finish activates the bitter taste buds towards the back of the tongue. Prefer the taste of A Victory Dirtwolf.

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Photo of kynap55
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Citrus aroma and flavor. The more it ages, the more citrus comes through. My go to IPA in Florida.

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Photo of Ryanalday
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

L-Muddy oak colored...nice lacing

S-Big tropical fruits and pine....fragrant...Pine slightly more prevalent. Tropical fruits seems ripe and sweet. Thinking mangoes and pineapples.

T-On the taste a ruby red grapefruit citrus flavor jumps out right away...that is the strongest flavor. Milder notes of tangerines, tropical fruits (pineapples) and peaches. Malt does its job and balances but doesn't strike much of an impression.....caramel bready but light..

F-Medium bodied....spot on carbonation....

O-Top notch IPA that would be in or near my top tier.

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

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 7,711 ratings.
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