Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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3.95/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Pours medium amber with full foam that settles down. Lots of lacing. Grapefruit smell. Some grassy notes too. Strong bitter hop with a malty background. Toffee/caramel swirls in the background. Some lingering bitter. Well made IPA.
03-03-2012 11:51:33 | More by KTCamm
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
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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