Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,765 | Reviews: 1,069 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barczar:
4.23/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a frothy, dense cream head that lingers.
Pineapple, grapefruit, resin, and a touch of skunk form the aroma. The tropical fruit character really dominates.
Resin...and this sounds weird, but...hard boiled eggs come to mind in the flavor...in a good way. Pineapple and mango underlie a slightly roasted malt backbone. The resin and fruity hops are very well balanced. And bitterness is subtle.
Body is a bit light, with moderate carbonation, a touch of alcohol warmth, and light astringency.
Great beer. Fits my palate nicely, as the bitterness is restrained. That eggy character is odd, but it works. Love the soft tropical fruits.
Serving type: can
03-30-2014 17:33:53 | More by barczar
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4.2/5 rDev -1.4%
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 4,765 ratings.