Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.03/5 rDev -5.6%
Drank from can in a moment of necessity. Still needed to review.
Obviously I can't see the appearance but it tastes like a 4. Can't get a good smell but likely moderate fragrance with a major hop profile of citrus and flowers to get to another 4. I see a trend. The taste is the first metric that's palpable. Very hop forward with a moderate hop profile but decent smoothness. A little tingle. A dusty grain finish. Drink it if you can but I will likely try from a tap next.
03-08-2014 04:14:34 | More by macher0
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
Purchased at my local Wal-Mart (yes, we're spoiled by Cigar City) in Tampa, FL. $9.49 for the sixer and they come in these nifty green & orange cans:
A- Cloudy, orangey-gold color. It's got some moderate carbonation and a little bit of white, silky head lacing the top.
A- Smells hoppy, piney, and orange zesty… almost like a Blue Moon on roids.
F- The taste packs a punch. It's like biting through the peel of an orange- bitter, but satisfying. Hops are definitely at the helm of this beer, but there's good balance of malt and fruit, leading to a very full-bodied taste. Altogether a complex, yet harmonious flavor profile.
M- Lots of coarse carbonation on the tongue, with heavy, silkiness throughout.
O- This is the beer that first got me into IPAs. It's got that brutal kick upfront that takes you aback, an orangey/fruity middle, and the bitter follow-through that reminds you what a hell of an IPA it is that you're consuming. Jai Alai is not only a terrific beer, but also a great representation of Florida beer scene.
03-07-2014 23:03:36 | More by CraigS119
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,088 ratings.