Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,735 | Reviews: 1,068 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ahatcher78:
4.85/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at New World Brewery,Ybor City, Tampa, 6/20/09, in a Cigar City Pint Glass.
Pours a deep orange almost amber color with a massive eggshell head of around two fingers. The head is slow to recede, leaving a tacky lacing in its wake.
Smells of tropical fruits. Apricot,orange,tangerine, and a dash of resinous pine.
Tastes of citrus and pine with a malt backbone to balance things out although still a bit to the hop side.
mouth feel is right on, good carbonation.
drinkability gets a dangerously good from me. reminds me of some Pisgah brews. just goes down too easy to go with the quality. one of the better IPA's I've had.
Put FL on the must have map!
Serving type: on-tap
06-23-2009 00:53:59 | More by ahatcher78
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 4,735 ratings.