JR Alternative

Rocky Patel Edge Toro · 6.25 × 52 JRRPT3

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The JR Alternative to the maduro-wrapped Rocky Patel Edge Toro cigar is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a really great top-quality premium cigar for much less. Handmade with the long-filler clippings from some of the best smokes in the world such as Macanudo, Montecristo, and Excalibur, these cigars are close in size, flavor, and strength to those big-name brands. Buy a bundle of 20 at JR Cigar and see whyJR Alternative cigars have been our best-selling brand for decades.
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$80.00
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$42.60
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$37.40

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6.25

52

Parejo

Various

Various

Various

Nicaragua

Full

Dark Brown / Maduro

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4.00

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Very good everyday cigar!

mrbressler on 03/18/15

I hate "house" cigars but bought these to try. Must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Not the exact of an Edge but uniquely their own and very satisfying. Wish they would offer up various samplers by strength, size, etc.


2.50

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

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Generally speaking

JR Alternative regular smoker on 04/01/15

Have smoked a large number of the JR Alternatives with varied success. All too often most of them taste about the same, regardless of what their name sake. If I have 5 or 6 without their "brand name" separating them I would be hard pressed to be able to identify what I am smoking. Generally for the price they are an ok secondary cigar I do enjoy while I'm doing something else (yard work, toying with the car, household chores) where just about any cigar taste the same, even the expensive ones. Its not generally one of the ones I "plan" to smoke or choose as special event cigar. Then again, its not a $7-$10 smoke. The construction, taste & consistency are generally reliable, but from time to time I get a bundle of dogs. Won't stay lit, have runners or poor drawing annoyances, maybe one of 10 bundles. Just finished a bundle of R, Patel "the Edge" maduro that were a close match to the brand name in taste but the construction was terrible. Maybe a rookie roller, wouldn't stay lit regardless. caved in every 10 tokes & needed a relight. Really disappointed in this bundle. I guess its my 1 of 10 gamble. I will probably buy another bundle & see if this ratio holds true. This bundle was just a nicotine delivery system. Generally a good smoke for the price, as Dane says " a long stay in your humidor helps their flavor". .


3.25

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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Good Bargain with good flavor!

caobull on 05/11/15

A good bargain everyday smoke. The wrapper has a tendency to come apart and the consistency of the burn/draw varies quite a bit per package.


4.50

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

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If you enjoy Rocky Edges you'll evjoy these just as much

bcsis1 on 05/05/15

Excellent Cigar and a good value


4.00

12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

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How to make them great

Dane on 03/05/15

1st thing you need to know about all JR Alternative cigars - If you want them to taste as good as the expensive cigars you MUST leave them sit in your humidor for a year or two. Put them on the bottom under the "good stuff" and forget about them. They will transform from a "OK" cheap cigar to a VERY tasty and satisfying cigar. No cigar is very good when "green" that's why the expensive cigars are left to sit for years before they are sold. OK, back to the subject. After sitting a year or two these are every bit as good as the "real" thing. NOT exactly the same flavor as a RP Edge Toro, but close enough to make you want many more of them. They are just as strong which is what i'm looking for and the smooth but bold flavor is satisfying. Get a manly sized humidor and buy a bunch. You'll thank me in a couple years.


4.75

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

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Great smoke

Pklemm on 06/11/15

I really love this cigar. It is one of the most consistent smokes I've ever had. It's a little bit stronger than some. If you're used to Macanudo this is going to be strong for you. Take your time though. This one is worth it!


2.50

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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Meh...

J on 04/20/15

The cigar is really nothing like the RP Edge. Don't get me wrong, it's not a horrible cigar, but when I heard "alternative", I expected it to be similar to the real thing. Anyhow, the cigar isn't bad. Like everyone else here, it's not the type that you want to kick back at night and relax with. It's fine for when you're doing other things, or to give out to friends that only smoke occasionally. The construction kinda sucks. It gets super spongy about an inch in, which makes for bad draws and constant re-lights. I'll probably guy another bundle when these run out, just to have around. I suppose you get what you pay for.


5.00

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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Rocky Patel Edge Toro

m.kroupa@sbcglobal.net on 08/04/15

The JR Alternative Rocky Patel Edge Toro has become one of my favorite everyday smokes! You get all the flavor of a high dollar cigar without the higher cost! At about 2 dollars a stick you can't beat the price or the product!


4.25

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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Everyday Cigar

Gary W. on 11/19/15

This is a great everyday cigar. Good flavor right down to the end


3.50

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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Not a Rocky

Tony on 09/06/15

Very good cigar for the price, not a Rocky


3.50

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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Good especially for the price point

Ron on 08/07/15

Good smoke but not quite as good as it's namesake. I bought more and will continue. The only problem was lots of crumbs at the head I had to keep spitting out for the first few minutes.


5.00

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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Close to Rocky

RobinJ on 05/02/16

These cigars are as close to the real Rocky Edge Ive smoked. Good valve .


3.00

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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Frustrating and yet good taste

Mhedrick40 on 07/13/15

Good flavor which from time to time mimics The Edge. Construction is very inconsistent, uneven burn, won't hold an ash. Overall a discent everyday smoke.


3.50

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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Daily Smoker

jeffscast1956 on 02/07/15

Good flavor. The draw was a little slow, but overall a good cigar for the price. Just don't expect it to taste to much like RP Edge. Still a good alternative.


3.50

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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A decent smoke

Draygriff on 12/12/15

A good everyday, work in the yard, sit on the patio cigar. I wish it was a ring size or two larger. Are there better smokes out there? You betcha. However, you can't go wrong with the price. I'm smoking one now and will have another later.


3.75

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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Enjoyable

Gary W. on 11/19/15

This cigar is quite enjoyable for the price. I smoke two to three cigars a day, so I am always looking for a good cigar that is priced well. This is it.


3.25

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RP Toro Edge

garacud on 05/09/15

A little harsh tasting and will not stay lit!


5.00

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A Gem Found.

DERWOOD on 07/15/16

I have smoked several of the JR Alternatives mostly the Coihibas Siglo IV's and the Toro. I have enjoyed every bundle of these and still purchase them. I was looking for something a little different and it's hard to make a decision when You can't buy just one to sample , but a whole bundle. I bought this one from the recommendation of my tobacconist and never looked back after smoking the first one. They have a distinctive smooth bold flavor that fits me perfectly. Just bought 2 more bundles Today as well as my Siglo IV's. Life is Good!


3.75

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Try this stick

Layne T on 03/24/16

Very tastyed. Gave several out at golf course and everyone was surprised of the cost. They all thought it was a much E expensive stick.


3.50

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Hit or miss it is still good

Smokey75 on 06/07/16

Not all bundles taste the same. The last bundle I had tasted much better and was very close to what a Rocky Patel Edge Maduro tastes like. However, my most recent purchase tasted okay but no where close to be a Rocky Patel Edge Maduro. I am very disappointed in my last order. Whomever tested this batch (6/2016) dropped the ball. So all complaining put aside, the cigar is normally a great anytime strong flavorful cigar. Normally I would share these cigars with my good friends knowing they make a good impression. The consistent factor I have experienced with the Alternative Rocky Patel Edge Maduro cigars is the draw is good, it holds up well if you chew your cigars, and it rarely burns crooked or tunnels. Normally a great cigar for the money.


4.25

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JR Rocky Patel Edge Alternative

Rick G on 06/16/16

A very well constructed smoke with great consistency. Enjoyed well enough of order two more bundles. Thanks for a great cigar at a very affordable price point.


4.00

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RP alternative

VEL 7610 on 07/20/16

A good alternative and for $2 a stick an excellent value.