Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by JayQue:
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had two of these at the Bahama Breeze in Tampa. Served in a chilled pint glass, probably affected the head a bit. Nice bright, hazy orange color with an average size white head and average retention. Good solid bands of lacing.
Aroma is mostly citrus hops....not just a blast of grapefruit...there is some sweet tangerine and mango here as well. Some balancing maltiness...bready but with a hint of caramel.
Flavor is more of the same. The hops rule but this is not a one dimensional beer. The bitterness level builds up on you...not just a bitter head shrinker. The maltiness is just right.
Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. Bitterness is just right. A very well made brew.
I would be up for one of these just about any time. Wish I could get this beer at home.
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2013 04:25:53 | More by JayQue
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4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
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
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