Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,566 | Reviews: 1,065 | 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:
4.54/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Jai Alai is my favorite Florida IPA. I've had Jai Alai on tap at the CCB brewery, as well as on tap at restaurants in the Tampa Area, and from cans in Florida and Atlanta. It's slightly better on tap, but holds up really well in cans.
Appearance: Wonderful orange and copper color. Pours with 2 fingers of foam. Very attractive IPA in the glass.
Smell: Pink Grapefruit and Citrus, with balanced malt. One of my favorite smelling beers.
Taste: Like it smells. Jai Alai is delicious. It's a very well balanced beer that starts with grapefruit and citrus which gives way to smooth malt and finishes bitter and clean . The high ABV (7.5%) is perfectly disguised. It's easy to drink too much!
Mouthfeel: The only knock on Jai Alai in my opinion. It's a little too syrupy This doesn't take away from my enjoyment, and it's minor, but it sticks in my mouth a bit more than I prefer.
Overall, this is my go-to IPA when I can find it. It's not as bitter as a west coast IPA, and not as fruity or juicy as the North East IPAs, but it fits perfectly right in the middle. Jai Alai is an excellent IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 16:43:38 | More by RichKent
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,566 ratings.