Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.08/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Grabbed a sixer at the local Bev Barn. Being the only beer at all from Cigar City in the place, this either sold out really fast, or has been sitting there for a while. My money is on the latter, but I bought it anyway, having always wanted to check out something from this brewery.
Pours a deep copper orange with a solid two fingers of sticky white head that leaves a whopping amount of lacing behind. Sweet.
Nose is full of grassy pine and fruit citrus hops. Some sweet maltiness in the background as well. Smells just as any IPA worth anything should.
Hops aren't as biting as I'd hoped, but that's probably due to over aging. Caramel maltiness takes the lead here, but there is still some fruity citrus presence in the front. Alcohol is also apparent in the back end, emitting some warming sensations to finish it off. Pretty damn good.
Medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. Real easy drinking for an IPA, especially one that clocks in at 7.5%.
Overall, a real solid brew. Just wish I could have gotten some fresh. I'll have to be on the lookout for some more later.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2011 00:13:09 | More by mocktm
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