Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by JCaweinstein:
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours dark orange to light amber, one finger creamy white head with lots and lots of bubbles. This is also crystal clear.
The aroma is somewhat grassy, it's not as strong as I was anticipating. Im picking up some floral notes as the beer warms.
The flavor is mostly citrus like grapefruit. I also taste peppery spice and also a bit of cereal/grain which is subtle and more noticeable as the beer warms.
Medium bodied, smooth and crisp. Bitter hop flavors stay with me all the way through with hints of pepper and grain on the finish, leaves a citrusy aftertaste.
Overall this is a very solid year round IPA. It's a beer I've had before on vacation and will continue to purchase when I can.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2012 01:17:19 | More by JCaweinstein
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4.24/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is my first experience with Cigar City, a friend gave me a can and I cant wait to try it. The pour is a somewhat hazy orange copper color with little head but very nice lacing. The aroma is pure hops. Lots of pine and citrus accented by some mango and tropical fruits. The nose makes it hard to believe that this is a single ipa and not a double. The body is medium and a little chewy with lots of hop resin beautifully coating the mouth. The flavor is an awesomely fresh hop bomb with all the notes that the nose promised augmented by just enough malt to balance the beer yet lend it virtually no sweetness. I still feel like the flavor is closer to a dipa than a single. This is a damn good beer and one that I would definitely try if it is in your area. Cigar City please come to Michigan.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 04:19:49 | More by lochef81
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,633 ratings.