Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Shaw:
4.65/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
From a growler I got yesterday at the brewery.
A beautiful deep amber in color with a short, but solid off-white head.
The aroma is unique: It smells of tropical fruits and hops. Fantastic.
The taste is excellent. It's hoppy and fruity and bitter with notes of malt sweetness. I've noticed that the hop flavors fade rather quickly, so make sure you have this beer when it's fresh; otherwise it's a more muted beer.
Glassy and smooth body that just glides around in my mouth.
It almost feels like Cigar City brewed this beer just for me. Stop reading this review and go drink some Jai Alai.
Serving type: growler
11-18-2010 04:12:33 | More by Shaw
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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
4.95/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is easily one of the best, if not the best, IPA I have ever had. I got a 6 pack as a present and I was surprised that I had never heard of Cigar City Brewing before (even though I work in a beer shop) When you pour the beer it has a very slightly opaque copper appearance with a fantastic foamy head. You can smell the hops, not overpowering but absolutely there. There are also some hints of a citrus and another smell I can't quite describe except to say it reminds me of fresh baked bread, but it is enticing. It is full bodied, but not to heavy. It found the right spot on the bell curve. The taste starts by hitting the salty and sweet taste buds then the hops hit the bitter receptors. However they made this combination it is amazing! Another great plus is a fantastic aftertaste and not overly carbonated. I would highly advise any IPA fans to try out Cigar City Jai Alai!
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 18:55:41 | More by Matt_Stuart
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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