Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
Enjoyed from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A: Appearance is nice. A rich dark yellow beer with little or no foaming. Lacing was similar to cat spit (but in a good way) and didn't hang around long.
S: Not much at all on the nose. Some wet biscuit and malty goodness but little else. I was expecting a lot more aromatics out of an IPA.
T: What it lacks in scent, it makes up for in taste. Very pleasing frontal earthy floral hops drip all over the tongue; lasting approximately five minutes on one pull of the glass. After which, the middle flavors of plum and apricot emerge and do a little dance with biscuity yeast undertones while the alcohol warms the sides of your mouth. The finish is dry, warm and fruity.
M: Ultra smooth due to little carbonation. A nice creamy wetness blankets the mouth, then fades to a fruited, sunny dryness.
O: Love it. On the first smell, I wasn't sure i'd like this beer at all because it has literally no hops smell. It's not an aroma hopped beer, but I think they dumped a ton of fresh hops in the boil.
11-22-2011 20:47:43 | More by Aiptasia
4.05/5 rDev -5.2%
Filled growler at Whole Foods - DFH Snifter
Pours amazing, heavy looking brew with a nice fat head. Very healthy on the carbonation.
Smells nice and fruity, not too much on the nose but it's nice.
Taste is very bitter and dries out well on the back end.
Feels good, great dry bite.
Overall this is a solid IPA. I would definitely order it again.
11-21-2011 16:43:35 | More by engagechad
3.88/5 rDev -9.1%
A-pours clear amber with a thin, brilliant white head.
S-Floral and piny hop aromas. Fairly dry.
T/M-really well balanced. Starts off floral and slightly sweet. Resinous puny notes hit mid-palate, accompanied by a drying bitterness and warmth that extends all the way to the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O-Worth seeking out.
11-21-2011 04:51:00 | More by DaveHS
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,004 ratings.