Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by barczar:
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
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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4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In a teku
A- cream-colored foamy head two fingers thick. Cloudy orange/amber body with residue floating around and no visible carbonation. 4
S- light citrus, lemongrass, grapefruit peel, sweet malt. 4
T- considerably sweet and malty, like oatmeal almost, but then a dose of grapefruit breaks through. I suspect some of the hop aroma and flavor have faded. Tough to know since there's no canned date here. 4
M- medium-bodied, malt-heavy, with a mild, pleasant bitterness. The finish is semi-dry and lingers with both sweet and bitterness. 4
Overall, it's good but I still am not convinced I've ever had this beer fresh enough to be blown away. 4
Serving type: can
07-22-2014 02:28:00 | More by ONovoMexicano
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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