Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by neurobot01:
4.01/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Can dated 4/8/14 into a pint glass.
Look: color of dark apple juice, lots of tiny bubble action, big foamy 1" head.
Smell: funky—and not in a good way. Kind of like, if you crossed a bowling alley with a baseball stadium men's room, maybe? Okay, I just gave my nose a break; on my second go, I get sour (as in, I'd believe this was a sour/wild ale—got this the first time, too), and maybe spoiled white grape juice? Seriously nervous about tasting...
Taste: hold my nose, take a swig, and get... grassy, mildly catty deliciousness! Hallelujah! Not getting a ton of citrus (no, I'm not literally holding my nose), though there is some tangy pineapple on the backend. Pretty tame bitterness, though more pronounced in the aftertaste. Kind of sweet, but not at all cloying, and not overly malty.
Feel: super creamy and smooth, and pretty medium-to-full-bodied for the abv. Maybe the second best mouthfeel of any IPA I've had, behind MBC's Lunch.
Overall: this is definitely a solid IPA. Not a Pliny-killer, but damn fine. Not sure what it is about this beer and my nose, but if it weren't for that element, this would be at least a 4.25 overall.
Serving type: can
05-01-2014 04:02:25 | More by neurobot01
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In a teku
A- cream-colored foamy head two fingers thick. Cloudy orange/amber body with residue floating around and no visible carbonation. 4
S- light citrus, lemongrass, grapefruit peel, sweet malt. 4
T- considerably sweet and malty, like oatmeal almost, but then a dose of grapefruit breaks through. I suspect some of the hop aroma and flavor have faded. Tough to know since there's no canned date here. 4
M- medium-bodied, malt-heavy, with a mild, pleasant bitterness. The finish is semi-dry and lingers with both sweet and bitterness. 4
Overall, it's good but I still am not convinced I've ever had this beer fresh enough to be blown away. 4
Serving type: can
07-22-2014 02:28:00 | More by ONovoMexicano
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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