Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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3.83/5 rDev -10.3%
Hate to not drive the Hype-Machine with my most notable local brewer.
It is a very good IPA and lots of distinct floral notes and good hops. However, I'm just not into this blend as others. Very well done and very drinkable especially by can, local and fresh.
I still grab this from time-to-time just to support them and have a change up in IPA taste that I like, but I will be eagerly trying many of their other beers.
03-03-2014 16:48:31 | More by Beer4B
District of Columbia
4.4/5 rDev +3%
Canned 2/4/14. Pint glass.
A: Pours pale with a giant three fingers of imposing, fluffy snow-white head, which deflates at a glacial pace. Sticky, messy lacing all over, with superb retention.
S: Tropical and citrus fruit, mild bready/crackery malt. Not exactly big aromas, but not faint either.
T: Wow, big juicy citrus (orange juice cut with sweetish pink grapefruit), a firm sweet malt presence mid-palate, and finishing with malt and a light/light-moderate bitterness carrying through a long finish.
M: Creamy, medium body and medium carbonation.
O: This is really tasty; a pleasure to have access to this for those warm, muggy DC summers.
03-02-2014 23:22:25 | More by pmarlowe
4.39/5 rDev +2.8%
A- Hazy light orange with a strong head that leaves tremendous lacing.
S- Very spicy upfront, there are also tropical fruit aromas along with a hint of grass. There is some funk in there as well.
T- The bitterness is very sharp and spicy on the tongue. It's smooth upfront and at the finish. It's defiantly a mosaic of flavors. Topical fruit, spice, citrus, and grass are the most prominent flavors. Earthy, woody, and funky are lurking in the background.
M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It's smooth at the start and finish, but is sharp and spicy on the tongue in the middle.
O- Overall, a great IPA. It's definitely in it's own category when it comes to flavor. It's original, I can't compare it to any other IPA I had. It has characteristics of 3-5 IPAs I've had in the past blended together.
03-02-2014 22:51:10 | More by y2jrock60
4.55/5 rDev +6.6%
wow. fantastic stuff. the reputation this brew has is well deserved.
I poured this into a snifter because my pint glass was dirty and I'm lazy. It was hazier than I expected but no floaties. I make note of this because the date on the bottom of the can was ilegible.
smells bready, piney mango all day. nice.
the malts play nicely with the piney east coast slightly citrusy taste. somewhat sweet. but still has a nice bitterness.
lively carbonation. feels nice.
good stuff. would love to try a can with a confirmed canned date. pretty sure this was fresh though.
03-01-2014 23:28:32 | More by ItsMe
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,088 ratings.