Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,004 | Reviews: 1,020 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jzeilinger:
4.53/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A - Pours a nice, deep copper color with a thin cream colored lacing and moderate carbonation. Looks very good.
S - Floral character with pine, grapefruit, lemon, and some caramel malt with the majority of the nose greeted by some generous hopping. There's a little bit of alcohol in the nose as well.
T - Citrus, citrus, and more citrus. The tongue is greeted with piney floral hop flavoring, migrates to the citrus notes, and ends with some caramel malt on the back end, alot of grapefruit, and a pretty dry finish. There's some alcohol warming on the way down also. This is a single IPA that could easily be mistaken for a D-IPA for the mere fact of it's aroma, assertive taste, and big time borderline D-IPA; at 7.5%, in my book, that's the cut-off before it starts turning into a Double IPA. The bitter dryness of grapefruit slaps the mouth after the sip and leaves you wondering where all your saliva went. The bitterness lingers for several minutes.
M - Heavier side of medium body, very light on the tongue with mild carbonation.
D - Exceptional, hands down. I'd love to sample this beauty of an IPA on tap, it must be fabulous. If a bottle can be this good, then in my opinion, the tap is most likely that much better. DEFINITELY worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2010 19:32:38 | More by jzeilinger
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is a very good tasting beer with high marks for drinkability, smell, and taste.
A - This beer looks charming. It pours a dark orange with a lot of lacing as the glass empties. There is goodness (particles) floating in the beer.
S - Lovely rich smell of sweet citrus, and pine.
T - Juicy grapefruit/cirtus with hop and a touch of piney flavor.
M - Outstanding. Subdued, dense carbonation that expands in your mouth.
O - Very yummy and session drinkable.
This reminds me of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, but with more flavor and complexity.
This beer reminds me of the beach and the sun. This is a very nice beer with a great future.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 02:52:43 | More by mabermud
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,004 ratings.