Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by godfathermg57:
4.28/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a CCB snifter
A: Pours a hazy amber with a nice head that gives way to thin lace.
S: Fruity hops are certainly present as well as SImcoe hops. however I can still detect the malty body to the beer as well.
T: Very balanced between the various hops and malts. I detect the usual grapefruit, apricot, and other fruit flavors but also a hint of nutty or toasted malts.
M: Has some body and feel to it, which I much prefer to thinner IPA's
D: The alcohol content is higher than a normal IPA. Very drinkable, although not necessarily something you'd knock back a bunch of at one sitting
Between this and the other Jai Alai variations I've had (Humidor Cedar aged and Oak Aged) I'd have to say the Oak Aged is the best (and one of my favorite IPA's) but this original is pretty great too.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2011 19:20:10 | More by godfathermg57
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4.24/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is my first experience with Cigar City, a friend gave me a can and I cant wait to try it. The pour is a somewhat hazy orange copper color with little head but very nice lacing. The aroma is pure hops. Lots of pine and citrus accented by some mango and tropical fruits. The nose makes it hard to believe that this is a single ipa and not a double. The body is medium and a little chewy with lots of hop resin beautifully coating the mouth. The flavor is an awesomely fresh hop bomb with all the notes that the nose promised augmented by just enough malt to balance the beer yet lend it virtually no sweetness. I still feel like the flavor is closer to a dipa than a single. This is a damn good beer and one that I would definitely try if it is in your area. Cigar City please come to Michigan.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 04:19:49 | More by lochef81
4.95/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is easily one of the best, if not the best, IPA I have ever had. I got a 6 pack as a present and I was surprised that I had never heard of Cigar City Brewing before (even though I work in a beer shop) When you pour the beer it has a very slightly opaque copper appearance with a fantastic foamy head. You can smell the hops, not overpowering but absolutely there. There are also some hints of a citrus and another smell I can't quite describe except to say it reminds me of fresh baked bread, but it is enticing. It is full bodied, but not to heavy. It found the right spot on the bell curve. The taste starts by hitting the salty and sweet taste buds then the hops hit the bitter receptors. However they made this combination it is amazing! Another great plus is a fantastic aftertaste and not overly carbonated. I would highly advise any IPA fans to try out Cigar City Jai Alai!
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 18:55:41 | More by Matt_Stuart
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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