Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by chocosushi:
3.95/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Botte December 20, 2011->Cigar City Tulip
A ~ Pours a very pure Amber with slight clarity. Medium carb.
S ~ Tropical notes of tough mango & lychee fruit. Hints of lime zest & peaches in syrup with a pine undercurrent.
T ~ Mango follows through with a strong toasted bread note carrying through. Guava jelly. Notes of Strawberry candy as well. Hints of mulch.
M ~ There are esters in this beer that throw me off quite a bit at first, but upon warming up, the balance is there. Very smooth carbonation on the palette.
D ~ A very good IPA that is better closer to room temp. Thanks Pops!
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2012 14:21:39 | More by chocosushi
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Jai Alai is my favorite Florida IPA. I've had Jai Alai on tap at the CCB brewery, as well as on tap at restaurants in the Tampa Area, and from cans in Florida and Atlanta. It's slightly better on tap, but holds up really well in cans.
Appearance: Wonderful orange and copper color. Pours with 2 fingers of foam. Very attractive IPA in the glass.
Smell: Pink Grapefruit and Citrus, with balanced malt. One of my favorite smelling beers.
Taste: Like it smells. Jai Alai is delicious. It's a very well balanced beer that starts with grapefruit and citrus which gives way to smooth malt and finishes bitter and clean . The high ABV (7.5%) is perfectly disguised. It's easy to drink too much!
Mouthfeel: The only knock on Jai Alai in my opinion. It's a little too syrupy This doesn't take away from my enjoyment, and it's minor, but it sticks in my mouth a bit more than I prefer.
Overall, this is my go-to IPA when I can find it. It's not as bitter as a west coast IPA, and not as fruity or juicy as the North East IPAs, but it fits perfectly right in the middle. Jai Alai is an excellent IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 16:43:38 | More by RichKent
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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