Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by kwakwhore:
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I have been wanting to try this beer for sometime and finally got my hands on some while visiting FL.
Dark coppery pour with substantial lacing on the glass.
Aromas were understated with some citrusy scents and something feline(trying to be polite here) going on too.
Big juicy hop presence on the tongue with a lot of malt balance. Close to a ruby red grapefruit with lots of bitter and sweet going on. The flavors are big enough that I could call this a double IPA with no problem.
A bit of an alcohol burn up front detracts from the mouthfeel, but only a little. Overall a top notch IPA. I wish I was driving on this trip because I would love to bring a case of this home with me.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2011 18:08:27 | More by kwakwhore
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4.74/5 rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Jai Alai has become my favorite beer after trying over 30 different IPAs. The can has a nice design to it and I always appreciate companies that list their alcohol percentage on the label. Haven't been able to find it in bottles, but it doesn't really make too much of a difference to me since I pour it into a glass. Has a great orange color to it, and unbeatable aroma of tangerines and other citrus.
Very drinkable, not too heavy, I find it to be the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. The only reason I didn't give it a perfect score is because I've noticed every so often I seem to get a batch where the flavor seems to be off. Regardless, I haven't found a better IPA or beer in general as satisfying as this, especially considering how easy it is to find here now.
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 03:02:48 | More by BenSturk
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,735 ratings.