Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 3,599 | Reviews: 980 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #45 (Oct 2010):
This ale puts its foot on the border of IPA and Impy IPA, a blurring of the lines. Clear copper hue, impressive lacing but coming from a highly hopped beer ... not a surprise. Big hop stink, heavy citric of ruby red grapefruit and tangerines ... faintly catty with some taffy undertones. Hops smack down hard, though some caramel and biscuity flavors from the malt appear; aside from that, it is a full-on palate bashing of citric, earthy pine, tobacco and wild herbs with a tropical fruitiness to compliment. Seriously epic beer, we can only hope a pint of it is waiting for us at the gates of hop heaven.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2011 23:19:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
appearance: pours a monstrous, white, sticky head with unbelievaboe retention, color is a slightly hazy copper, ith very little visible carbonation.
smell; mild but very pleasant. quite bread for an IPA, with melon and other vague tropical notes.
taste; very similar to smell, but the bread is slightly stronger.
mouthfeel; full bodied but not heavy, slighlty dry, very slight carbonation.
overall; unique and immensely satisfying IPA, very drinkable, would definitely buy again.
Serving type: can
03-10-2014 03:47:14 | More by SteveB24
3.79/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Good head with good retention and lacing. Nose is citrus and pear. Taste is smoothly bitter, with silky heat more than its purported 7.5%, not in a bad way. Medium bitter taste with fruity hop finish. Great beer, but perhaps not quite world class. This wasn't a super-fresh can, so I'll certainly taste it again if I ever have the chance.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 15:48:44 | More by Maurizio
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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