Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by alphagnome:
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy, copper color body with a decent stream of carbonation and quite a bit of sediment. Crowned by a finger-thick, white head that hangs around for awhile and leaves plenty of lacing behind.
Simply fantastic! A vibrant rush of pineapple, mandarin oranges, and kiwi. Very sweet with hints of pine and caramel.
Starts of bitter, fades to sweet, then wraps up with a faint bitterness. Pine on the first wave ushers in a potent, sweet malt and various tropical fruit. Wraps up with a hint of pine and ground pepper. Light booziness on the finish.
Smooth and easy to drink. Medium-bodied with incredibly light carbonation. Sediment is sometimes big enough that you can't help but notice it. Finishes sweet but clean with a slight stickiness.
Fantastic brew that I'm happy a friend of mine was willing to part with, seeing as there are plenty of miles between us and the nearest state that sells Cigar City brews. Well worth your coin, even if you're not a fan of most IPAs.
Serving type: can
03-27-2014 01:06:44 | More by alphagnome
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 4,739 ratings.