Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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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
4.58/5 rDev +17.7%
Very good beer and another one from these guys I wish we could get around here. Poured slightly warm with a large, cream-colored, thick, & fast settling to a sudsy thin cover with lots of clingy lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with a few bubble trails. Aroma is an earthy hop, malt, resin. Taste is fantastic- a perfect blend of bitter and sweet, with just enough tang. Body is great, carbonation a touch soft. Finish is like flavor, stays true all the way thru to an an average tapering end. Super drinkable beer!
12-21-2013 08:20:03 | More by drpimento
4.41/5 rDev +13.4%
Served from a 12oz can into a Dogfish Head fluted type pint glass. Pours clear golden amber in color with a stiff and fluffy white head that remains at least 1/4" thick for the duration of the consumption. Plenty of lacing as well.
Aroma is piney and citrusy. Loads of citrus with some heavy piney resinous aromas. Malt backbone is steady with a nice, sweet caramel aroma. Slightly fruity and floral. Seems as though this one has a bit of everything.
Very nice flavor profile. More pine than anything in the flavor. Not quite balanced, as far as malt versus hops, but I prefer the bitter, dry IPAs over the more "balanced" ones. Fruity flavor on the tip of the tongue lends a bit of upfront sweetness which lends some semblance of balance. Caramel malts take a back seat to hop flavor and aroma.
Quite dry in the finish, which gives it less body, but more drinkability, in my opinion. Clean and crisp and damn near perfect. Quite bitter with piney resins and oils giving a bit of slickness to the beer. Pungent and pithy.
From memory, I prefer this to Jai Alai. I am now going to do a side by side with Jai Alai and this one (JA Vs HS):
JA is much more fruity and citrusy, almost like grapefruit juiced compared to HS. JA seems to be more balanced with slightly less bitterness and more of a floral component. HS is certainly drier and more bitter, way more bitter. I am guessing the dryness adds to the stark bitterness and difference in overall mouthfeel and perceived bitterness. The alcohol flavor seems more detectable in the JA but both seem equivalent in perceived alcohol.
After the side by side, I prefer the High Seas over Jai Alai. I prefer the drier IPAs and the more bitter, so HS is right up my alley. Either way, there is NO loser here, only preferences.
10-26-2013 19:35:46 | More by SaCkErZ9
Dry-Hopped On The High Seas Caribbean-Style IPA from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.