Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Lawl3ss:
4.18/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a pint snifter. No visible bottling date.
Look- Medium amber, slight orange-red hue. Two fingers of dense eggshell foam leaves an ample web of lace.
Smell- Floral, nutty, citrus rind, spruce, passionfruit, mild earthy, light sweetness. Swirling brings out all sorts of tropical fruits- starfruit, mango, meatier papaya, and a bolder sweetness. Light brown sugar. Very nice.
Taste- Bright citrus, tropical fruit, fir needles, nutty, light toffee feel, biscuit, mild bitterness. Floral, nectar, citric hops fade to white tea. Gobs and gobs of hop flavor without becoming too bitter. Toasted biscuit malt and light sweetness balance nicely. Exceptional flavor.
Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, juicy. Clean finish with the barest hint of light syrup. Very easy drinking.
Overall- Delicious, and packs more bright American citrus and fruity hop flavor in than you'd expect was possible without actually mixing it with mango juice. An American IPA all the way, and I regret not being able to purchase it regularly. Consider yourself lucky if this is on tap or on the shelf in your area.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2012 06:00:54 | More by Lawl3ss
More User Reviews:
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.