Jai Alai IPA - Papaya | Cigar City Brewing

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87
very good
146 Ratings
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Jai Alai IPA - PapayaJai Alai IPA - Papaya
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tpd975 on 01-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of homebrew311
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Pours a deep orange with minimal head and nice clarity. Moderate lacing left behind. The nose is fruit forward with tropical papaya qualities coming on strong, waves of fruit countered by a decent malt depth. The taste is slightly syrupy with a nice tropical fruit profile that melds well with the sturdy malt backbone. The mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. Overall, there is a nice feature of fruit here, but it comes off as being a malt forward IPA which seems a touch counterproductive to its concept.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of afksports
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange to copper, nice sustaining head with great lace. Smells of papaya, tropical IPA all the way. Aroma comes through as quick as a Matt Ryan pass on the Eagles defense. Sweetness and grapefruit, orange peel, but overwhelming citrus sugar. Smells almost diabetic.

The taste is slightly disappointing, if only because it fits a more standard IPA mold. Wonderful smell, but the front of the taste only has a little papaya and is mostly grapefruit, moving to malts in the middle and drying at the back. Less than fantastic.

That said, it's got a medium body, sweet and dry finish, and great carbonation, so it's a quality beer that smells excellent, which half the time is all you really need.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Jai Alai IPA - Papaya from Cigar City Brewing
3.95 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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