Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,735 | Reviews: 1,068 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by schnauzeborne:
4.06/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
As a Florida native and Jai Alai fan, I may be a bit biased on this beer- but hopefully my general feeling of ambivalence towards IPA's will even out my review. Let me start off by saying that it is not as well-balanced, in my opinion, as Bell's Two-Hearted or Longhammer IPA; however, it is amazing for a hyper-hop brew. As others have mentioned, it is distinctively fruity, tasting like grapefruits and passion fruits. The malt is very light without being unnoticeable, and the high alcohol-content is masked by some kind of . . . voodoo sacrifice? It is beautiful, truly. It is not the best . . . but perhaps among the best of the IPA's.
Serving type: can
07-09-2013 03:41:15 | More by schnauzeborne
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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.