Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by d1ckvanswype:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz can poured into a pint glass. CANNED ON DEC. 17th, 2012. Really happy I have access to cans of this, it really keeps the hops fresh.
A: Pours a hazy amber with a brief, off white head. Sticky lacing.
S: OMG so much hoppage. Big bright grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, sweet malt and a touch of weed-like dankness at the very end. Man does this smell great!
T: Tastes almost exactly like it smells, bittersweet citrus rinds smashed with tropical fruits, a hit of cereal-like malt and a sticky, resiny bitterness that makes you want to experience that first sweetness again.
M: Rather sublime, barely noticeable carbonation with how nicely sticky this beer is. It coats my tongue with a numbing stickiness I really dig.
O: Perhaps a tad too bitter, lacking in head retention. Not a trace of alcohol to be found in the nose, taste or mouthfeel, which is rather impressive for a 7.5% single IPA. All in all a really, really juicy IPA that is absolutely perfect for the oppressive humidity in Florida. SO happy I live just on the opposite coast from them, my fridge will never be without at least one can of this.
Serving type: can
01-10-2013 04:42:31 | More by d1ckvanswype
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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 4,728 ratings.