Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
Canned 10/22/2013. Served in a tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark orange color with one finger of a slightly off white head. Body is hazy with some fine suspended sediment.
Smell: Lots of tropical fruit notes such as mango, pineapple as well as orange, peach, and some slight piney notes and some sweet maltiness to balance it out.
Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely. Starts out with some sweet malt followed by more tropical fruits, grapefruit and stronger piney notes than in the aroma. Bitterness is medium
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick mouthfeel with medium levels of fine carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth after the finish. Smooth, but drinks bigger than the 7.5% that it is.
Overall: Really good stuff. Tons of tropical and citrus hop qualities with a good malt backbone to keep things balanced. Definitely worth trying if you can get it.
11-10-2013 23:36:05 | More by Jonada
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
This beer is great, really citrusy and bitter. Tastes like drinking orange/grapefruit juice straight outta the can. More like citrus juice than the other IPAs. Most comparable to Elevated IPA from Le Cumbre or Sculpin from Ballast Point. Tried in Florida while there for an interview.
11-10-2013 03:12:57 | More by ISmith87
4.56/5 rDev +6.8%
Wow, this is a great canned IPA. Canned 10/16.
Pours a nice hazel-orange with almost no head (if you tilt pour!) and smells like spring time...flowers and fruits and rainbows (not the rainbows really). Tastes phenomenal. Really holds its own against other IPAs. Super smooth drinking, I wish I had a lot more of this! Would highly recommend, enjoy! Cheers
11-09-2013 22:07:15 | More by xVERITAS
4.39/5 rDev +2.8%
12oz can into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy, dirty orange with a one finger thick white head. Great head retention with nearly solid lacin all the way around.
Orange, tangerine, pineapple, and pine burst from the top of the glass. Just amazing punch of hoppy goodnees out of this beer. Tropical fruit really dominates but there is that light touch of pine. Not really any malt that I can pick up.
More juicy hops in the flavor. Very citrusy and there is a touch of caramel malt I can pick up on. There is a slight tartness but it really compliments everything more than detracts. Very high bitterness that lingers on the tongue long after the finish. Nice thick mouthfeel and body that doesn't get too sweet.
Overall, a truly world class IPA. There is just so much hop aroma and flavor here but it still stays in balance somewhow. A great beer that I wish I could get all the time.
11-09-2013 01:11:30 | More by rangerred
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,976 ratings.