Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by MCain04:
4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
One of 18 beers from bostonryan on a stopover in Chicago. Cheers to you, good brother. No date on this 12 oz can, but Ryan picked it up a week ago so here's hoping it's fresh. Poured into a 12 oz Tulip glass.
A: Orange amber and fairly clear with 1 finger of cream/white head. Good retention and lacing.
S: Somewhat subdued, but I can make out citrus, mango, orange, guava, and floral notes, with a sweet malt smell lingering as well.
T: Surprisingly bitter, with aggressive bittering hops clearly added. Less flavoring hops, but I can make out some citrus hop flavor, and a considerable malt backbone lending sweetness to the beer that lingers.
M: Crisp, full-bodied, dry, moderate carbonation, drinks almost like a DIPA, close to perfect.
O: This is about as close to a DIPA as you can get without being one. Lots of malt and body, almost enough hops to make it excellent. Still enjoying this immensely, but this could be close to perfect with more hops to lend to the aroma and flavor. I compare this to Lagunitas Sucks - both have impressive malt backgrounds and similar ABVs and mouthfeels, but Sucks is just better hopped. Again, still really enjoyed this, just not in my top 5.
Serving type: can
03-07-2013 03:50:28 | More by MCain04
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4.69/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
appearance: pours a monstrous, white, sticky head with unbelievaboe retention, color is a slightly hazy copper, ith very little visible carbonation.
smell; mild but very pleasant. quite bread for an IPA, with melon and other vague tropical notes.
taste; very similar to smell, but the bread is slightly stronger.
mouthfeel; full bodied but not heavy, slighlty dry, very slight carbonation.
overall; unique and immensely satisfying IPA, very drinkable, would definitely buy again.
Serving type: can
03-10-2014 03:47:14 | More by SteveB24
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,604 ratings.