Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Lawl3ss:
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
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:
4.74/5 rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Jai Alai has become my favorite beer after trying over 30 different IPAs. The can has a nice design to it and I always appreciate companies that list their alcohol percentage on the label. Haven't been able to find it in bottles, but it doesn't really make too much of a difference to me since I pour it into a glass. Has a great orange color to it, and unbeatable aroma of tangerines and other citrus.
Very drinkable, not too heavy, I find it to be the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. The only reason I didn't give it a perfect score is because I've noticed every so often I seem to get a batch where the flavor seems to be off. Regardless, I haven't found a better IPA or beer in general as satisfying as this, especially considering how easy it is to find here now.
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 03:02:48 | More by BenSturk
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,737 ratings.