Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
Poured on 16JAN13 into tulip glass
Pours hazy golden with about a finger of fluffy white head dissipating at average pace.
Strong citrus especially grapefruit. Lots of pine very west coast hop profile smell.
Taste very dry throughout the drink. Very bitter upfront then more grapefruit and orange. Fades to a dry pine finish.
Perfect carbonation and very full feeling IPA. Really enjoy this one.
Thanks to the bartender who gave this to me from her personal cigar city stash when I was in florida recently because she didn't like IPA's!!!
01-17-2013 01:38:11 | More by purdueflyguy
2.15/5 rDev -49.6%
Pale in color, poured fine with a good, very light colored head.
Smell was OK...seems thin, like orange or grapefruit peel ....you know how its a "thin" smell with no "body" behind it. Hops but not a robust hop smell....not very enticing. Average at best.
I was soooo disappointed in the taste and mouthfeel. Most overrated beer I have had. Tinny, no body, extremely hoppy but lacked the fullness. I don't understand the raves. Bitter hops w/ grapefruit and orange peel. Seems unbalanced and almost metallic to me. I was disappointed. I would not order this again.
01-16-2013 02:03:49 | More by Smr7626
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
12 oz can poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Canned on what looks to be 12/1/12.
A - Pours a very appealing reddish copper with a solid finger and a half of off white head that recedes very quickly with nice lacing.
S - Big citrus. I'm getting lots of tangerine (something I really can't recall experiencing in an IPA before) and grapefruit, and man, they are playing nicely together. However, after my 2nd of the day, the HUGE tangerine is almost getting a bit tiresome.
T - Big tangerine again. I can't get over how enjoyable this is to drink. You get the solid malt backbone in the finish as it finishes clean and a little bready.
M - Mouthfeel is wonderful. So smooth and full bodied for an IPA. Seems to be relatively low carbonation.
O - This is wonderful. So easy to drink. I'm noticing the heavy tangerine could be a little off putting after a few, but nevertheless, this is really a great beer. From beginning to end. Easily one of the best single IPA's I've had.
01-12-2013 23:36:38 | More by mikeburd1128
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,031 ratings.