Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by dcloeren:
4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to JayAre46 for this bottle. Review from notes
Poured a cloudy bright orange with 1 finger of bubbly bright white head. Decent lacing.
Sweet tropical fruit hops but not as pungent as I would have liked it to be...
Taste follows the nose but with more of a distinct hop presence. Good tropical citrus taste with a very light hint of caramel
Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. I thought that the mouthfeel was the definite highlight of the beer
Overall it was a nice tropical tasting IPA. Very refreshing. Tough to not hold the hype train against it but I was very pleased with this beer and wish I had more
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2011 14:14:25 | More by dcloeren
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
95 out of 100 based on 4,580 ratings.