Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by domtronzero:
4.13/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Hazy golden orange copper colored with an average lasting, whitish head. Little lacing.
S - Piney, citrusy hops, light apricots and some nice bready malt sweetness. A touch of alcohol is noticeable but not detracting.
F/M - Sweet bready malts up front, followed by a nice hop balance. Typical IPA hop flavors of pine, light resinous flavor, and citrus fruits. Moderately firm bitterness and moderate carbobation help this medium bodied beer finish quite dry. Lingering resinous hop flavors.
O - This is a pretty solid IPA. Easy drinking, flavorful and nicely bittered, its quite easy to put down a few of these in a night.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2011 01:54:18 | More by domtronzero
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 4,561 ratings.