Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into pilsner glass. (That's what the restaurant gave me).
Hazy golden color. Really looks good so far...
No head at all. Now, I'm wondering...
Smell is of grapefruit and citrus meets hops. Ok, back up again.
Taste is wonderful. Not over hoppy, but verry mellow. You actually get the flavor of the hops without the bite. Citrus notes are very obvious.
Overall a very very delicate andd tastey IPA...actually excellent. I will be sure to buy many more times.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 01:05:34 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.78/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Enjoyed in a pint glass
A: pours a nice deep golden color with a nice hazy character that, upon closer inspection, seems to have different densities, pours with a finger of pure white head that is very fine in character and lingers for short while, leaves spotty lacing on the glass
S: great citrus and grapefruit notes, not sour and not overpowering, gently sweet
T: begins with a decent citrus note and moves into a slightly sweet phase in the middle, ends with an interesting mustiness or even funk that lingers on the back of the tongue
M: a bit strong on the carbonation in the initial phase then mellows right out and leaves a musty and dry feeling on the palate which lingers around for a bit
O: a pretty good brew, nice for the style, i like the toned down citrus taste but the still pretty intense citrus scent notes, nicely drinkable and refreshing
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 00:18:18 | More by BigPlay1824
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a tulip pint.
Fresh as hell.
Slightly hazy golden/amber with 1 fingers of off-white head. Good retention and very low carbonation.
Pineapple, candied orange, lemon, mango and candy sugar.
Grapefruit juice with a plethora of more mellow tropical/citrus fruits comprised of pineapple, mango, papaya, Valencia orange and lemon meringue. Big doses of candy sugar along with mildly toasted bread. Resinous pine, grapefruit pith and grassy florals kick at the back of the palate. Grapefruit zest lingers.
Medium bodied, smooth, bitter and dry.
Moderate bitterness with mellow tropical and citrus aromas. Smooth, dry and fairly easy drinking. Just a tad too sugary.
Serving type: can
11-14-2011 16:09:20 | More by justintcoons
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
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