Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,758 | Reviews: 1,069 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SWMeyer4141:
4.68/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Really pumped for this one. All I hear about is how Cigar City is a great brewing company but difficult to get. Also wanted to try this one b/c I used to live 3 minutes away from a Jai Alai stadium, does this game still exist? Lucky for me I got a 6er. Lets try this out.
Appearance-Amber/Brown, really nice looking. very similar to the dogfish 90 minute. Excellent head, about 2 fingers, as it dwindles down theres a farm stickly lacing.
Aroma-After popping the cap instantly get a ton of aroma. Nice amount of Sweet malt and a nice amount of hops. Can also pick up some citrus.
EDIT: Text Day, about 22 hours later, I couldn't figure out what I was getting after doing the side by side with Two Hearted, but you get alot of barleywine characteristics in the nose.
Taste-In some ways I keep comparing this to dogfish 90, only better. Sweet malt, lots of dry hops, citrus, pretty good amount of spice. As beer warms you really get some of the earthy tones, lots of pine. This beer is a party on your palate. Alcohol is non-excistant.
Mouthfeel-Medium carbonation, medium bodied.
Overall-If there were a beer that was categorized between a IPA and IIPA this is it. This beer is absolutely exceptional. Going by the style, being an IPA and not a double, probably the best beer for the style I've had in 2011. Extremely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2011 03:55:58 | More by SWMeyer4141
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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
95 out of 100 based on 4,758 ratings.