Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.1/5 rDev -4%
Bottle dated Jan 2012 "three" (not sure what the three means or if it is part of the date).
Beer is a caramel amber colour, with a nice sized white head. Pretty good retention and some sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell consists of hop and biscuity malt. A bit of a wet grain smell. Doesn't sound great, but quite good.
Taste has a strong caramel malt base that stands up well to the stronger hop flavours that characterize the beer. Fairly bitter, with citrus flavours such as orange and grapefruit.
Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation, a bit oily and a bit chewy.
Overall, pretty tasty beer. A good one for sure.
03-01-2012 20:48:46 | More by jrenihan
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
Jai Alai pours a slightly hazy amber with a small white head on top. The foam fades fast leaving behind a few spots of lace on the glass.
The aroma has lots of orange and grapefruit citrus. A touch of caramel malt sweetness is also present.
Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slick & dry with firm moderate carbonation. The flavor is a nice balance between caramel & toasted malt and assertive orange and grapefruit citrus. Hints of tropical fruit are also detected. It finishes dry and bitter with lingering hop bitterness and orange citrus.
This is a very tasty and nicely balanced beer. Although it's more hoppy than malty. Get it fresh when you can.
03-01-2012 01:16:51 | More by WanderingFool
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
12 oz bottle. Tulip.
A: Clear burnt orange pour with a 1.5 fingers of dirty white head.
S: Wonderfully fruity hoppiness: citrus and tropical fruits; and an equal amount of caramel.
T: Very fresh and superbly balanced.
M: Medium to medium thick body and a little sticky.
O: Thank you, Cigar City for gracing my state with your beautiful presence.
02-27-2012 14:18:57 | More by bucklemyshoe
3.53/5 rDev -17.3%
Thanks Eric for this one!
12 oz. bottle dated Jan 13 2012.
It pours a deep saturated orange tone into a tulip glass. A fingers width of white foam rises and slowly settles, leaving a wispy island of skim in the center, and a denser collar of lacing that forms webs down the opposite sides of the glass.
Smells nice and resiny, some herbal pine and hefty malt presence. Seems a bit subdued however.
Resiny hop bitterness in the taste, lingering long into the finish. Leafy green, pine and herbals, some pale malt in the middle. Fairly rough hewn and straightforward. Medium body and carbonation levels. Overall a good IPA, sort of middle of the road.
02-25-2012 03:35:55 | More by emerge077
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
A 12 ounce bottle poured into my DFH Signature Glass.
A: A cloudy golden orange, with a thin, fizzy, white head. Some lacing along the glass.
S: Awesome--citrus, with light fresh hops. Fairly sweet, dominated by orange, with fresh hoppiness in the background.
T: Citrus and graininess upfront, with bitterness from the hops in the back. The finish is bitter, with hints of grapefruit.
M: Light and well-carbonated.
O: Good, but not great. I was fortunate to come across a bottle of this and would try it again, but not hunt it down. It does satisfy my hop-thirst!
02-22-2012 02:18:39 | More by Hophead717
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
12oz bottle brought back from Florida.
A- Golden reddish, yellowish, hazy peach colored brown. Below average carbonation, almost no head.
S- Fruity- citrus, mango, etc.. A little bit sweet and hoppy (on the lighter side for an IPA) with caramel, honey, etc..
T- Fruity- citrus, mango, pineapple. Sweet- slight caramel, a little bit of honey. Hops- not as hoppy as a lot of IPAs but definitely present.
M- Medium bodied, easily drinkable, alcohol very well hidden.
O- The Jai Lai is a great IPA. A lot of times IPAs are too bitter, but this IPA had exactly the nice balance between hops and sweetness. Definitely a good IPA, probably one of my top 10s. I love the nice sweet fruity flavor that blends with the hops.
02-20-2012 03:21:47 | More by jaasen64
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
Poured a fresh bottle into a surly PTP glass.
Aggressive pour yielded an one inch cap of fluffy yellow white head. Faded slowly leaving small streaks on the glass
Nose is subdued. Hints of pillowy citrus and fresh cut grass. Smooth hops with a hint of mint and lime.
Flavors were creamy malts, Resinous Hops, and some slight toastiness. Seems like there is a bit of oak or cedar at play as well.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied but very smooth.
02-18-2012 02:15:39 | More by adrock7309
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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