Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,756 | Reviews: 1,069 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by output01x:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (JULY05) into a pint glass.
A moderate pour yields a 2-finger cream-colored head that never disappears. The body is a hazy copper orange with a fantastic amount of small, fast-rising carbonation bubbles. Thick lacing clings to the sides of the glass in one even, never-ending sheet.
Juicy tropical fruit aromas are really crammed into this one with notes of ripe grapefruit, cantaloupe, and nectarines. Just a touch of pine and grainy malts add depth and structure.
Sweet and bitter from the start, this beer brings plenty of hops flavors to the party. An overlying piney bitterness accompanies flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, and caramel malts. Upon swallowing, floral hops flavors emerge and combine nicely with the still lingering juicy citrus flavors. More pine bitterness soon sneaks in and persists near the back of the throat as an aftertaste.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is both smooth and creamy. The body never becomes sticky or coating and rolls over the tongue easily. The carbonation is a bit fizzy but must be doing wonders to support the body so well. The swallow is crisp and satisfying while the finish is juicy.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2012 06:24:44 | More by output01x
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4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This beer is about the only reason I would go back to Florida...
I know the true characteristic of a beer is realized after it has been decanted but Jai Alai is great straight out of the can. Refreshing and well balanced hop profile with a clean crisp finish. Does not linger on the tongue and only leaves you wanting to go back for another sip. Even when poured the beer exhibits a beautiful color and wonderful citrus (orange peel) aroma. A great tight head that lingers on the edge of the class tells me that someone has taken their time to get it right.
Serving type: can
07-30-2014 18:51:31 | More by Brewsnpucks
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,756 ratings.