Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by fourstringer:
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint glass. Moderately aggressive hand. A completely indecipherable blob is stamped on the base of the can.
A: Golden yellow body with a orange tint. Faint haze. 2 fingers of off-white head with good retention. Big and rocky as it goes. Moderate lacing. Great.
S: Fruit-forward hop with a nice citrus character. Grapefruit. Apricot. Light grass. I'm not picking up many distinct elements, but damn, the whole is very nice.
T: A welcoming, fruity bitterness opens. Development of a nicely integrated malt backbone that sits in perfect balance. Finishes semi-dry with a tasty hop bitterness lingering in the aftertaste. Minimal alcohol presence. Excellent citrus and tropical fruit notes. Vanilla.
M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. Slightly oily. Very smooth.
O: I don't know if it's all the mulch I shoveled today, or the sweet can, or what, but this one just hit the spot. Really a fine drinker. Highly session-able for the ABV. Refreshing but with good depth. Get some to enjoy on the patio.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 03:17:19 | More by fourstringer
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4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This beer is about the only reason I would go back to Florida...
I know the true characteristic of a beer is realized after it has been decanted but Jai Alai is great straight out of the can. Refreshing and well balanced hop profile with a clean crisp finish. Does not linger on the tongue and only leaves you wanting to go back for another sip. Even when poured the beer exhibits a beautiful color and wonderful citrus (orange peel) aroma. A great tight head that lingers on the edge of the class tells me that someone has taken their time to get it right.
Serving type: can
07-30-2014 18:51:31 | More by Brewsnpucks
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,758 ratings.