Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Hopdaemon39:
4.39/5 rDev +12.9%
Just doing a comparison between Jai Alai and Dry-Hopped On The High Seas; both from the can, both in between fridge and room temp.
They look very similar- bright, clear golden amber with minimal head and very nice wash of lacing. Jai Alai is a little bit darker and has better retention.
Smells are distinct- dry hopped has lots of tropical fruit notes; pineapple, mango. Jai Alai is a lot earthier; fresh pine, just earthy but clean. Both are very clearly defined and lovely and enticing smells.
Taste follows the nose- jai alai is much earthier and has a good dose of pine hop bitterness and dry hopped on the high seas follows a more tropical citrus bent with minimal bitterness. Both have relatively little malt characteristics but are well backed up because it doesn't get too bitter.
Mouthfeel is markedly different between the two- dry hopped on the high seas is much smoother and less carbonated. Jai alai is a little fuller bodied but still only medium, more carbonated and a little stickier.
Overall both are exceptional IPAs and if you see either you should get it. However, I do think Jai Alai is better because it has a really distinct earthy flavor that I've never quite tastes before and is incredibly well balanced. Cheers!
11-19-2013 01:25:41 | More by Hopdaemon39
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +20.6%
Can from Proof Bottle Shop. I had this beer directly from the can while a t the pool earlier today. Aroma was sweeter than Jai Alai in the way of more mango and pineapple. Aroma was also a touch of pine and earthy grassiness. Taste was sweet tropical fruits, only slightly bitter hops, and lightly roasted malt. Well carbonated and good body to this beer. I should have bought the full 6 pack.
10-16-2013 21:34:03 | More by mverity
3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
32 oz. growler filled at Vista bev., South Salem, NY
Pours near clear, slightly ligher then almond amber. Nice fine head, leaves a delicate collar, tiny bubble film and super fine sheets of lacing. Nice lookin'...
Muted nose with some grainy hops
Decent butt really nothing special kinda AIPA.
More grainy/resiny hops in the forefront. Hoppy with nearly enough malt to reflect some balance. Not overy impressed. The look of this one was the highlight, and thats not a good sign.
11-04-2013 00:41:31 | More by Billolick
3.66/5 rDev -5.9%
Clear apricot colored with a thick and dimpled rocky off-white head that lingers long. Inviting aroma of bright tangerine and pine. Taste fairly matches the nose, very fresh citrus flavor, tangerine and pine, some ruby grapefruit and orange rind. Some subtle malt flavors ride beneath, but the hops are front and center on this one. Firm bitterness. Full and round mouthfeel. Very tasty beer.
12-20-2013 23:46:22 | More by far333
3.65/5 rDev -6.2%
A- straw, light gold, transparent, thin white head that disappears quickly
S- tropical fruits, floral hops
T- grapefruit, pine, floral hops, little malt flavor, passion fruit
M- thin and light body with medium carbonation. Resinous hop aftertaste.
O- seems more like a pale with the very light body but it's very tasty and has wonderful aroma
01-10-2014 19:45:57 | More by AdamF625
Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.