Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by JWU:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into my trusty mug.
A - dark gold, a little orange, with a thin bright white head. Leaves ok lacing down the glass. Almost transparent, but a hint of haze.
S- The best smelling IPA ever. I'm not kidding. Very bready and caramel like, the hops really hide in the smell, but you can tell they are there on the back end. I could smell this all night.
T- Taste really follows the smell. Bready/biscuity malts up front, a very defined caramel note for an IPA. Hops start to bite middle to end, and finish dry. The taste and smell on this is downright crave-able. That defined caramel note does however get a bit dominating for an IPA, but I'm really nit-picking.
M- A little rough in the mouth, light to medium feeling, tight carbonation, but almost feels astringent on the finish.
O- Certainly an upper tier IPA and likely top 5 I've ever had. I'd certainly seek this out. Ranks up with Victory HopDevil, Bells Two-Hearted, Southern Tier IPA, Great Divide Titan and Bear Republic Racer 5 on my list!
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2011 21:51:16 | More by JWU
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