Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
For an IPA, especially one touting the bold bitter taste, I found this to be amazingly smooth and pleasant, and really drinkable.
For a long time I have been researching Florida and what they have to offer, especially what they can sell around here in Chicagoland and there isn't much out there. Thanks to JonL who was passing through Tampa and brought me this back.
I have to admit, that finally, after much discussion about IPAs and the term American IPA how it fits, and this one does.
The bitterness is present, no doubt, but the flavor is a great blend of many tastes and it doesn't weigh you down. It is actually refreshing.
Thanks, Cigar City, for defining the American IPA label for me.
04-16-2012 11:12:22 | More by chetripley
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. NOTE: Review updated slightly from late August 2012 batch.
A: Cloudy copper color, moderate white head with good retention. Lots of small bubble visible carbonation.
S: Floral, tropical fruit, slight piney aroma. Hints of malt.
T: Wonderful flavor. Fruity (citrus, tropical fruit) and a bit grassy hop profile fades to the bittering hops in the middle of the tongue on the finish.
M: Medium to light mouthfeel. Medium to slightly low carbonation. Minimal alcohol presence.
O: Overall excellent beer that seems to straddle IPA & DIPA styles.
04-16-2012 05:36:53 | More by macrosmatic
4.85/5 rDev +13.6%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bruery snifter.
I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. This beer is unfiltered, which tastes great but doesn't look as nice as a filtered IPA. There's a ton of tropical fruit that's balanced by piney bitterness and a soft malt backbone. Really creamy mouthfeel - much creamier than most west coast IPAs.
As this beer warms up, the tropical fruit takes the forefront.
Damn this is one delicious IPA. Sweet, creamy malt profile, solid bitterness and delicious floral and tropical flavor bursting through the whole beer. Easily one of the best I've had in recent memory. Another home run from Cigar City.
04-04-2012 20:32:36 | More by jtmartino
3.8/5 rDev -11%
Appearance: Unfiltered golden body with a 2 inch eggshell white head. Laces great on the glass and head retains well.
Nose: Golden raisins with some spice, citrus hops and tropical fruits.
Taste: Caramel, light grains, some malt and good hop character come through with some pineapple.
Mouth: Flows, just a bit too bubbly
Overall: For a IPA this is great. There could easily be more with this; a bit more in the grain bill and some extra hops would make a great double out of this
04-03-2012 02:09:20 | More by 2378GCGTG
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
A: Golden orange with a large foamy head. Very good retention.
S: Smell is piney, with lots of citruses and tropical fruits.
T: Taste is also fruity (lemon, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, finish on grapefruit). Also piney and resinous. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. A bit warming for the style, but still very refreshing.
O: A very good IPA, with a good balance between piney and fruity characters. Will have again.
04-01-2012 11:37:58 | More by Fux
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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