Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.05/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This beer pours a deep red with orange and less than a fingers worth of head and low to moderate carbonation. The smell is big sweet and bitter hops with herbal and lemon like hops taking the forefront. The sweet fruity hops seem to be sitting under the bitterness next to the malt which is balanced smelling but restrained on the whole.
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This beer tastes incredibly hoppy, and the hop flavors are more complex than I'm used to lately. This initial impact of hops what bigger than expected and very fresh tasting. Bitter herbal hops dominate as by palate slowly recovers into the full bodied malt that really takes up the back half of this flavor profile. The sweeter hop flavors, grapefruit etc., come across mildly and still in a very bitter way. Overall this is a very well made IPA with a big bold flavor for something that's not a DIPA, but at the same time it never even comes close to being a DIPA. It just a tasty and very hoppy American IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2010 18:38:54 | More by Thur123
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Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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