Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Beautifully copper-orange, like so many of the jingle shells found on the beach here on Marco Island, Florida. Nice white head looks like sea foam clinging to the sides of the glass.
On first nose, it's a hugely hop-bombed orange creamsicle. Varying levels of citrus give a really nice introduction.
Somewhat vegetative and spicy to begin evolves into the orange creamsicle suggested on the nose. It's punchy, delicate, bright and highly consuming.
There's a pretty significant spice to begin, but it does mellow quickly to reveal a long-lingering hoppiness.
Really great example of an IPA - hoppy, multi-dimensional, just sings.
08-29-2014 02:10:24 | More by mdcrouser
4.75/5 rDev +11.2%
Beautiful amber color pour. Awesome citrus smell. Fruity, hoppy and freaking delicious. I love this beer. So well balanced. Not too bitter. Super easy to drink. Smooth from start to finish. The only problem with this beer is that I don't drink often enough.
Wife's Review: "Tastes like you accidentally ate something you weren't supposed to. You know like nature."
08-29-2014 01:06:54 | More by Brackh
3.75/5 rDev -12.2%
Poured into a Riedel tulip from a can dated 8/11/14. The liquid is a dark-ish golden orange with plenty of bubbles and a nice off-white foamy cap that leaves a good amount of lace.
Aroma is mega candied citrus. Weird kind of boozy aroma, even though it doesn't seem like much alcohol is present. Lots of oranges and resin with a noticeable caramel malt presence.
Taste follows the nose, but I think the piney resin ends up overtaking candied citrus on the palate. Some hints of tropical fruit lying underneath it all, along with a light bready/sugar cookie/caramel maltiness. Finish is fairly bitter, and lots of resin and caramel come up on the aftertaste that ends up being somewhat cloying.
Mouthfeel is moderately thick with lots of prickly carbonation.
Overall, nice hop focus and flavor, although I would have preferred less pine.
08-27-2014 23:12:43 | More by MasterfulIdiot
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,062 ratings.