Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.24/5 rDev -0.7%
I picked up a six pack while visiting Florida. Poured from a freshness dated can: bright and deep-golden with small suspended yeast sediment. The slightly off-white foamy head reluctantly receded leaving some intricate lacing on the glass.
There was a very noticeable and pleasant citrus aroma upon opening the can. The enticing aroma remained when poured into the pint glass.
This is the most balanced, yet flavorful, IPA I can recall tasting. Yes, this is a hop forward ale with a very nice but mild bitterness on the palate, yet there is a soft malty flavor that gently washes away the lingering bitterness. The hop profile is largely bittersweet tropical fruit
Very smooth mouth feel with a somewhat light body and gentle carbonation; a faint bitterness lingers on the palate.
I am a little surprised and very pleased with this one. I thought this ale would be a hop bomb with little balance. At 7.5% ABV, this IPA is dangerously quaffable. I am only disappointed it is not available in my area.
11-16-2013 23:45:51 | More by jkrich
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance is golden yellow with a 1.5 finger head.
Aroma is tropical, citrus, slightly malty.
Taste is the same, nice bitter aftertaste and great notes of citrus and pine.
Very difficult to detect the alcohol.
Some of the best lacing I've ever seen from a beer.
Super well balanced ipa.
11-16-2013 20:58:53 | More by zookerman182
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,034 ratings.