Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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Reviews: 1,196
Hads: 6,442
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 883
Gots: 1,395 | FT: 69
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

Pours copper in color with notes of citrus and tropical fruit in the aroma. Flavor has upfront citrus bitterness with a hint of caramel and citrus and tropical fruit hop notes in the finish.

70 IBU
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Reviews: 1,196 | Hads: 6,442
Photo of TKEbeerman
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happy to pick up a 6er at my local beer stop...Florida Wine and Spirits. Reviewing the last of my 6...here we go:

A: Poured into a pint glass, this brew pours a mix of deep rusted orange with yellow opaque highlights. The tan head is lacking the quality of what I've come to find in an A+ IPA.

S: Fresh Florida citrus with hints of apple cider. This is a very fruity IPA, and has a very fresh sense to it. It lacks hop complexity though, which is why I am withholding the extra .5 points.

T: The flavor profile is also very fruity, naturally sweet, and pleasantly bitter. Grapefruit and cider type sweetness. Hints of tobacco are present, but very light on the finish. EDIT: On tap this brew seems to have a banana fruit note, after sampling another bottle, this attribute is very subtle, but present.

MF/D: The mouthfeel is medium, and light at times, but very refreshing and smooth. Some beer would benefit from a bigger MF, but this brew is right on. It's drinkability is excellent.

Overall, I've been very critical of Cigar City (keep an eye out for my upcoming review of 110K+OT Batch #3). I love their Marshal Z. Stout, and Humidor IPA is just out of this world. As far as IPAs go, Jai Alai can rival any IPA on the market sold in a 6 pack. Honestly one of the best IPAs I've had, and possibly in the top 3 of the east coast IPAs. (1,342 characters)

Photo of claspada
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Rattle n Hum. First off, I am extremely surpised and not in a good way on this beer. It is a nice beer but I believe it was hyped way too high and got my expectations up. Tasted like a standard west coast IPA; undistinguishable if you ask me. Average mouthfeel, amber color, carbonation, bitterness, underwhelming aroma, and not enough sweetness to balance it. Aroma was nothing special and the mouthfeel was average. There's not much I can say about this beer. Good but not worth seeking out and would order many others before this in the future. (556 characters)

Photo of mgbickel
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to RomaniIteDomum for sending these to me in the Hometown BIF. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. A single finger of eggshell white foam formed on top of the murky, golden/mahogany body. The head retained nicely...receding down to a thin, but solid layer; excellent lace.

The nose has piney hops up front with sweet malts and light fruits in the background.

Hmm...bitter hops bite the palate first, but that fades to a sweet, caramel malt center. The sweetness lasts through to the finish, where it meets a woody/oak character. You get a little booziness in the aftertaste...

Medium bodied, slick and coating with moderate carbonation.

Pretty decent drinkability, but it does suffer a little due to the boozy finish. Worth a try and recommended. (775 characters)

Photo of BigIrishman
3.06/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a ruby color with a soapy white head the left little lacing.

Smell: Fruity hops come through strong right off the bat, mostly ruby red grapefruit and post ripened oranges. A slowly creeping solvent background and some heavier fruit flavors like red grapes and sweet plums are starting to develop. As I drink, I can start to smell some fusel alcohols coming in.

Taste: More or less the same experience as the nose. The citrus hops hit hard, than the maltier dark fruits come in and it finishes fairly sweet. The alcohol is becoming more and more pronounced as I continue to drink it, which is strange for something at 7.5%.

Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy for an AIPA and pretty slick, no drying affect.

Drinkability: I had one, then moved on. At first it was a pretty decent IPA (although tasted more like a bigger DIPA), but as I kept drinking it was really starting to turn me off. The alcohol and dark fruit flavors began to be the only thing I was tasting. With about 8 or 9 other IPAs on the list (including pte, sculpin, two hearted and speakeasy) I moved on pretty quickly. Overall not a bad beer, but I'll pass. (1,133 characters)

Photo of drtth
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a nonic pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is lightly hazed golden light brown or apricot color with a 1/8" off-white head that leaves some lacing as it soon recedes. Sipping leaves some interesting lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has some grapefruit and other citrus and tropical fruits but the caramel and biscuit from the malt stand out prominently.

Taste: The flavor is dominated by the caramel breadiness and a light sweetness that is full of citrus and tropical fruit notes that "complexify" the flavors. There is no alcohol detectible and the bitterness is quite restrained.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium to light bodied and thin, with persistent light carbonation. The finish is medium length and contains both some malt and alcohol sweetness that fades into light hop flavors and ends with light persistent dryness

Drinkability: This was an ok beer that I enjoyed having once and would not turn down if offered in the future. That being said I'll probably not be putting this one on my shopping list to seek out in the future. I found that about 2/3 of the way through I had slowed down and was actually wishing I'd ordered something else (1,255 characters)

Photo of zoso1967
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served up a slightly hazy orange amber with a very whipped looking slightly off-white head that leaves decent lace. The aroma is much less hop-centric than many of the IPAs I have had recently. The hop character in the nose is quite nice, with notes of candied orange, mango and peach. There is also a very strong caramel malt presence and plenty of sweetness in the aroma. One sip and I can tell this is not a west coast style IPA. It is hard to say this is balanced, because even when compared to Midwest and East Coast versions, it would appear quite malty. Flavors include orange, grapefruit, apricot, spice, brown sugar toast, and toffee. It also carries a decent amount of alcoholic kick that would seem more in place if it were a double. As I sip this it is like the malt and hops battle for supremacy, each trying to shine. This not necessarily a bad thing. The mouthfeel however, is free from all criticism in that it is smooth with just the right amount of carbonation and an amazing finish that is neither drying nor cloying. The aftertaste is also a great aspect of this beer, in that it really brings out some of the hop flavors that the malty body obscures. As far as drinkability, this is not the best IPA I have had in that department, but it does go down fairly well, especially for being closer to a double in power. This is a very good beer, but it is not necessarily the type of IPA I would most want to spend an evening with. (1,446 characters)

Photo of IronLover
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish orange with a light haze. Big foamy head that left a white cap and wet sticky lacings. Big hoppy aroma, predominanty grapefruit with a hint of orange. Very smooth feel with soft but lively carbonation. Hoppy, grapefruit and citrus flavors at first that transition nicely into a brief malty character and smooth clean finish. Dangerously drinkable. An excellent IPA! (373 characters)

Photo of righlander
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

they serve this at the bar down the street from my house. it's AMAZING. the first time i had it it was right after i finished a stone IPA and my friend was trying to tell me to try it but i was hesitant because i was really digging the fact that they had stone IPA on tap. ANYHOW...i was convinced to try it because the brewery is around here in tampa. so first of all the appearance was amazing. nice foamy, sticky, clingy lace. nice amber color. the smell captivated me for like 3 minutes before i even took a sip. smells is like picking a fresh hop, cracking it and smelling it, and also very deep toasty malt. smells soo beautiful. it's really hard to explain. maybe oak chips in there somewhere. taste is a very perfectly balanced romance between beautiful toasty sweet malt and very abrasive (but still beautiful) hops. mouth feel is perfect...but maybe a tad more full bodied than your average american IPA. drinkability is great. the only thing that sucks is that i want to have like 6 of these but i have to drive home....7.5%

call a cab...it's SOOOO worth it to drink this beauty of an AIPA
touche cigar city...TOUCHE (1,128 characters)

Photo of jera1350
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Shawn (GOGRANDE) for this trade offering.

Pours a deep copper orange color with an okay off-white head that shrinks down pretty fast. Some nice lacing though.

Really digging the smell. If it were just a little stronger, I would go 4.5. Juicy grapefruit, orange and mango scents come through. A bit of malt sweetness. Kind of reminds me of Mango Mama.

Oh my, that is tasty. The hops are not in your face overly bitter like some brewers do in their IPA's. Actually, this is only moderately bitter, but the hops have a great mango and citrus taste to them. Sweet and juicy tropical fruit as well. The malt is of toasty caramel and adds a good dose of balance. Just an outstanding blend of flavor at the perfect amount of bitterness.

This is about medium bodied, maybe a touch more. The carbonation is mostly soft and smooth. Semi-dry finishing.

If this were not seven and a half percent, this would be a 5. Drinks heavenly. As I said before, the flavor is perfect. This has to be one of the best IPA's I've ever had. Thanks again to Shawn and thankfully I have one more bottle left! (1,095 characters)

Photo of boss302
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jai Alai, pint draft.

A Cloudy unfiltered, nice reddish amber color. This beer had been allowed to settle a bit, it was not quite clear, but you could see through it. Head was thick and it stayed for quite a while, had good lacing, and was still present at the end.

S A very nice floral hop aroma, some malt, but mostley hop. Just like it should be.

T Nice malty taste, some citrus/piney flavors from the hops and a little astringent at the back of the tongue. A quality AIPA.

M Medium to heavy mouthfeel, more of thick feel than thin. Carbonation was good.

O A good Am IPA and worth trying. I will be having another of these on my next visit. (648 characters)

Photo of oregonskibum
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Color is tangerine orange with a little haze. Head is 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick, creamy white. Fades slowly, leaving some sticky lacing.

S: Aroma is heavy on the pine and citrus hops. Some faint grassy or herbal notes as well. Some faint sweet notes as well.

T: Hops continue to play a solid role in the taste, although there's a solid bready, malt presence. Mid taste has some faint caramel sweetness and citrus/piney hops. Hop flavors eventually fade, leaving some bitterness on the finish. Overall, tastes good, but doesn't quite live up to its smell.

M: Medium body, almost a touch on the heavy side. MOderate carbonation.

D: Nice solid IPA, very drinkable. Knocked it down just slighly in the taste, but overall this was enjoyable and something I would have no problem consuming again. (842 characters)

Photo of portia99
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received as an extra from beernerd81. Thanks Ben! Poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

A - Hazy and pale orange gold in color. No real head forms - just a skim coat and a thin white collar.

S - A combination of citrusy, grapefruity hops, a bit of grassiness, sweet caramel, sugary malt. Smells good - a very balanced IPA in aroma.

T - The aroma gives the impression of this being a lighter, smooth drinking IPA without anything standing out in the profile. Well, happily, there is a bit more to the flavor. Potent grapefruity and piney hops with some lighter additions of lemon and pineapple. This doesn't take away the balance that was shown in the aroma. There is a nice base of light caramel, sugary and bready malt.

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied with a crisp, prickly, well carbonated feel.

D - The aroma on this is good, but the flavor really stands out above the other traits (and if I had to choose one thing, flavor would be it). Definitely enjoying this beer and it is going down very quickly...dangerously quickly. Hope distribution of this eventually reaches MA...would love to have this one regularly. (1,136 characters)

Photo of CaptinRedBeard
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours a nice translucent copper color with a tight one finger head. Moderate lacing.

S: A nice hop forward aroma right out of the bottle. A hint of carmel malt sweetness.

T: Definetly hop forward, but still a nice malt backbone balances things out. Citrus and grapefruit flavors stand out up front followed by the carmel malts. A slight touch of astringency in the finish.

M: Smooth with a good level of carbonation. A slightly oily finish.

D: I could certainly go through a few of these. A great IPA that goes down easy. Unfotunately this was my last bottle and now I need to get some more. (653 characters)

Photo of chickenflea
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft @ Underground Bluz. I had been wanting to t;ry this beer for a long time. I was not disappointed. One of the smoothest, freshest IPAs I have had. Taste was pink grapefruit from the start, but not bitter like some of the yellow varieties of grapefruit. (Being a Floridian, I know the difference.) Nice hoppy finish with no distractions along the way. Refreshing. (367 characters)

Photo of hayesez
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to HeyOhhh for including this extra in a recent trade. It's a perfect time of year for drinking some IPAs! Getting ready for a trip and figured I'd crack open a few beers to help me along. Call this "number one of several."

Pours a medium colored apricot leaving a reasonable one-finger eggshell head. This doesn't stay around long but leaves some clumped lace all over the glass...kinda makes me thing I'm taking a Rorschach test..."I see...an elephant!" (actually, it really does kind of look like an elephant with really big ears). The head reduces quickly to wispy white cap with an outlined elipse-turned-kidney bean sitting in the middle - cool. Bubbles continue to rise from the bottom of my DGH signature glass throughout the session.

Definitely leans toward the sweet, fruity side of the IPA spectrum. Actually, this is quite sweet with varying tropical fruits spanning all the way to mild cotton candy. A slight floral smell peaks out every now and then as well. Few bitter hops on the nose - this one sure is inviting.

Well the hops are definitely in there! Not nearly as subtle on the palate as they were on the nose. Actually quite a bit more hoppy than I would have suspected - they dominate the flavor profile. The sweetness is not nearly as conspicuous as it was in the smell, although there is a caramel maltiness once you get past the hops. This leaves a lingering bitterness but is still quite dry. Medium-bodied and middle of the road "creaminess," I'd still consider this a decent IPA.

Definitely not one of my all-time favorite IPAs, but decent. I wish the taste had a bit more of the citrusy sweetness that the nose suggested it might.

Consumed: 6/19/2010 (1,697 characters)

Photo of bierenutz
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a clear golden amber color with a quickly evaporating 1+ finger dense head and nice lacing.
S-Very nice crisp hoppy aroma with orange and grapefruit citrus added and hints of caramel, pine and malt.
T-Mellow roasted malt flavor up front with the alcohol followed by the bitterness of the hops and finishes a little sweet and smokey.
M-Creamy medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. There is lingering bitterness and some spicy aftertaste.
D-I'm liking this beer quite a bit. I'm sure glad I got a 6'r of this 'cuz I'm looking forward to the next one. (564 characters)

Photo of WeisGuy
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled and consumed on the same day...also tried straight from tap and from the bottle

a - deep burnt orange color, two-finger ivory head with great retention and lacing, fairly hazy

s - huge grapefruit and pineapple aroma, strong pine and hop resin notes as well, slight alcohol heat

t - bitter grapefruit and pine up front, lots of citrus on the midpalate along with some pineapple, finish is quite bitter and dry, hints of booze and lemon zest

m - medium bodied with moderate carbonation, very dry finish, slight alcohol warming

d - clean and fresh tasting IPA that has enough nuance mixed in with the hop assault to keep it interesting, the intense bitterness does wear on the palate a bit (706 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ktrillionaire for sending this beer to me.

The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is awesome. I get some grapefruit and also some pine. There is also the slightest amount of orange citrus in the aroma. The flavor is a even mix of pine and grapefruit with neither standing out or dominating. There is some caramel malt in there as well. The bitterness is about medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very refreshing and easy drinking. I had this after a 12 hour day at work and it was the perfect beer. So glad I got to try this and happy I have a few more. (614 characters)

Photo of younger35
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received this brew from illeatyourkids not to far back. I've had 5 of the 6 he sent and they are A-Okay. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale flute glass.

Appearance- Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish orange with a huge two finger creamy off-white head that has some serious staying power. A great cap and collar remains the entire beer along with a plenty of thin wispy lacing.
Smell- Tons of maltiness in the nose as it's lightly sweet and full of caramel. A fruity candy like sweetness from the hops blending with the malt is really intense. Maybe a touch of pineapple and grapefruit make up the majority of the hoppiness.
Taste- Starts with a quick bite of alcohol before a light bit of fruity bitterness kicks in. Maybe a touch of candied orange peel and toffee as the beer is curious mix of bitter and sweet. Some red licorice and cotton candy finishes things off as a light bitterness lingers.
Mouthfeel- Heavy body that bordlines on syrupy with light carbonation.
Drinkability- Overall still not bad. It might have lost a bit over the past couple weeks but still tasty. I reminds me of a cross between Flower Power and Furious. I really hate the mouthfeel on this beer though. It reminds me of an extract homebrew. All and all pretty decent though, thanks! (1,261 characters)

Photo of joepais
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Gtreid for sending this one my way. I enjoyed being able to compare the cedar aging to the regular product.
I drank this one in a strait pint glass the pour produced a generous white head that settled to a nice lace. The body of the brew was a darker copper almost amber in color.

It had a nice hoppy nose citrus and floral herbs were right in you face. The flavor was nicely balanced but the hops were in the front. It had a medium feel to it with good carbonation.

I think this was a good drinking IPA easily sesionable. I would be proud to call it my local IPA (575 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Arrived today in a package from hoppy99, had to crack it right away.

Appearance: Pours a copper tangerine color, with a modest, bubbly white head. Some lace forms a nice web on the glass.

Smell: A great variety of citrus hop aromas. Grapefruit, mango, and sweet pineapple. A soft, caramel bready malt exists in the background.

Taste: The balance between a semi-sweet bready malt and the stronger citrusy hops stays steady throughout each sip. Sweet mango and pineapple help round out the dominating tart grapefruit hop presence. Quite a hoppy bitterness in the middle, but it finishes a little sweet.

Mouthfeel: The definition of a smooth and creamy feel for an IPA. The great feel is what really sets this apart. Crisp and bold, with a light dry finish. A light sticky residue remains at the end of the sip.

Drinkability: This is very tasty, and the creamy feel puts it up there as one of the more drinkable IPA's I have had. (982 characters)

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a mason jar

Pours a deep orange/copper color with a thick bone white cap that recedes slowly. Spider web lacing with chunks in spots make this a pretty IPA.

The aroma comes out more as the beer warms. Initially, more malt came through, but the hops slowly took control. Orange peel, mango, and pineapple come through with a bed of caramel malt and spiciness from the alcohol.

There is a sturdy bed of caramel malt and booze on which the hops stand tall. Pineapple, ruby red grapefruits, orange peel and a little bit of apricot. There is a good dose of bitterness, however the malt is in pretty good balance and the hops never really separate too much.

Creamy and lush with a boozey, bitter, dry finish. I like this beer more as I drink it, as the bitterness seems to build on the tongue.

This is a good go-to IPA. Drinkability suffers a bit due to the booziness, but there is enough hop bitterness to satisfy any hop craving. (948 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the East v West Coast IPA Challenge, Rattle N Hum, NYC.

Pours glowing orange-amber with lots of carbonation a solid off white head that's less dense in a ring at the rim of the glass. Leaves tentacles of lace. Nose is molasses, passion-fruit and citrus blend. Big toasty nutty malts cut by tingly pomegranate, a blast of pure chalk in the middle, and fruity taffy to finish. Round and creamy.

Big malts and heavy, complex hops with not a "C" in them that I can taste. From what I'm learning, all that tropical fruit is Simcoe for dry hopping.

My new model for how the East Coast can be so not California and still be great.

Update, can packaged 5/18, reviewed 5/19: Amber with puffy, clinging sandstone head; crazy fresh mango and lemon zest nose; simple sugar cookie dough base with apricot, resin, and more fresh mango hops; pineapple finish and increasingly tart passionfruit and salted caramel linger; round, oily, almost medium, salty.

*One day old* when sampling (thanks, Publix!) and it's so silky, fresh, and balanced you barely even notice it going down - in much the same way as Pliny, let's say - with both IBUs and ABV buried. The freshness, I think, aids the hop depth: there are twinkles of lemon sorbet, pine needle, and skunky weed that manage to poke their way through a not-insignificantly sugary malt bill. Funny thing about this one is that it is tropical fruity like its rep, but it's not single hopped Mosaic, All Day late hopping-style fruity. Quality execution and a classic recipe, but not so cutting edge anymore. (1,558 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Rattle-n-Hum into a shaker pint.

A: Rich, clear medium-amber body with half an inch of slightly off-white head. Strong retention and good lacing. Classic, straightforward appearance for an IPA.

S: Just hops: pine jumps out, backed up with orange and pineapple. Quite nice, but a bit subdued.

T: Fruity hops up front, followed by some moderate malt sweetness and a bitter, spicy finish. Tasty, but not spectacular.

M: Lovely medium body with ample carbonation. Excellent.

D: Quite good for its substantial strength; this feels more like 6.5%.

Notes: While there's absolutely nothing off about this beer, and it's quite good in each individual category, I nevertheless found it to be decidedly forgettable. It does everything an IPA should do, but never really asserts itself as a unique player in a crowded field. I can see why CCB is constantly tweaking this one with extra additions and aging methods. I just wish I could try more of those.

Cheers! (970 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lucky 7.

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange amber cor with burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy, soapy white head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Rings and spots of chunky lacing left behind.

Sweet citrus hop aroma with subtle spices, caramel malt and sunlte sweet alcohol. Lts of tropical and citrus fruit notes in the blnse including mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orang peel. Slight dry pine needles as well as sme toasty biscuit malt character.

Chewy medium body that is very hop forward with lots of dry earthy pine and sweet tropical/citrus fruit flavor. Hi ts of mango, pineapple, grapefruit and citrus peel along with a slightly toasty caramel malt backbone and sweet alcohol heat. The alcohol is noticeable in the finish but overall the ABV is very well masked makig his beer extremely quaffable. (874 characters)

Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.