Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by roodie:
4.22/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Lagunitas pint jar
A: pours a hazy honey color with thick foamy white head. Head dissipates soon and leaves little lacing
S: bitter hops are dulled by sweet malts. Vanilla sugariness and tea bitterness
T: mellow vanilla is spiced by the tea flavored hoppy bitterness. More pronounced than the nose suggests
M: very smooth. Hoppy bitterness gives way to a velvety maltiness. Low carbonation suits this one.
O: beautiful interplay of hops and malts. A must try.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2011 02:23:19 | More by roodie
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Jai Alai is my favorite Florida IPA. I've had Jai Alai on tap at the CCB brewery, as well as on tap at restaurants in the Tampa Area, and from cans in Florida and Atlanta. It's slightly better on tap, but holds up really well in cans.
Appearance: Wonderful orange and copper color. Pours with 2 fingers of foam. Very attractive IPA in the glass.
Smell: Pink Grapefruit and Citrus, with balanced malt. One of my favorite smelling beers.
Taste: Like it smells. Jai Alai is delicious. It's a very well balanced beer that starts with grapefruit and citrus which gives way to smooth malt and finishes bitter and clean . The high ABV (7.5%) is perfectly disguised. It's easy to drink too much!
Mouthfeel: The only knock on Jai Alai in my opinion. It's a little too syrupy This doesn't take away from my enjoyment, and it's minor, but it sticks in my mouth a bit more than I prefer.
Overall, this is my go-to IPA when I can find it. It's not as bitter as a west coast IPA, and not as fruity or juicy as the North East IPAs, but it fits perfectly right in the middle. Jai Alai is an excellent IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 16:43:38 | More by RichKent
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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