Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,765 | Reviews: 1,069 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Aleks_P:
4.49/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours transparent amber and carbonation is evidence after the pour as bubbles surface to a white head.
Smell: The hops are very evident immediately, with some hints of citrus.
Taste: Great hop flavor but smooth and a bit sweet, not bitter. Relatively high ABV (7.5%) is completely masked and unnoticeable.
Mouthfeel: Light carbonation and bitterness is balanced very nicely, not overpowering. Very smooth.
Overall: I am a bit biased because I live in Tampa but this is one of my favorites for the beer style. I'm lucky that I live someplace where I can keep these on regular rotation in the refrigerator. I'm not a big IPA fan (like it, don't love it) but this is one of my favorites. The hops and bitterness are very well balanced and not overpowering. Overall just a good beer.
Serving type: can
06-30-2013 01:12:39 | More by Aleks_P
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This beer is about the only reason I would go back to Florida...
I know the true characteristic of a beer is realized after it has been decanted but Jai Alai is great straight out of the can. Refreshing and well balanced hop profile with a clean crisp finish. Does not linger on the tongue and only leaves you wanting to go back for another sip. Even when poured the beer exhibits a beautiful color and wonderful citrus (orange peel) aroma. A great tight head that lingers on the edge of the class tells me that someone has taken their time to get it right.
Serving type: can
07-30-2014 18:51:31 | More by Brewsnpucks
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,765 ratings.