Reviewed on 2020-12-24
By
Rating 94
Style IPA
Produced In Tampa, Fla.
United States
ABV 7.5%
Availability Year Round

Perfect For

Boozy Beach Trips, Brunch Sipping, Happy Hour

Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA Review

This is the original pre-hazy-as-a-style IPA. It has tropical hop character and juicy citrus flavor without shying away from the malt, which was and still is a bold (and much appreciated) move in the beer drinking universe of "hop heads," "haze bros," and curmudgeons for that matter. Six citrusy hop varieties and touch of caramel malt live in fruit-driven balance. It's all wrapped up in a dangerously drinkable 7.5 percent ABV, making this the perfect vacation beer, happy hour round, or really any purchase you find yourself mulling over in the grocery isle or beer shop.

94
POINTS
Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA
This is the original pre-hazy-as-a-style IPA. It has tropical hop character and juicy citrus flavor without shying away from the malt, which was and still is a bold (and much appreciated) move in the beer drinking universe of "hop heads," "haze bros," and curmudgeons for that matter. Six citrusy hop varieties and touch of caramel malt live in fruit-driven balance. It's all wrapped up in a dangerously drinkable 7.5 percent ABV, making this the perfect vacation beer, happy hour round, or really any purchase you find yourself mulling over in the grocery isle or beer shop.

Reviewed On: 12-24-2020
94
POINTS
Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA
This is the original pre-hazy-as-a-style IPA. It has tropical hop character and juicy citrus flavor without shying away from the malt, which was and still is a bold (and much appreciated) move in the beer drinking universe of "hop heads," "haze bros," and curmudgeons for that matter. Six citrusy hop varieties and touch of caramel malt live in fruit-driven balance. It's all wrapped up in a dangerously drinkable 7.5 percent ABV, making this the perfect vacation beer, happy hour round, or really any purchase you find yourself mulling over in the grocery isle or beer shop.

Reviewed On: 12-24-2020