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Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing

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95
world-class

4,691 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,691
Reviews: 1,066
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 637
Gots: 595 | FT: 50
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours copper in color with notes of citrus and tropical fruit in the aroma. Flavor has upfront citrus bitterness with a hint of caramel and citrus and tropical fruit hop notes in the finish.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008)
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jfh

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lots of reviews, here's my 2 cents. Try it several times. I was able to get three bottles in a trade and the first sort of turned me off with the spice flavor folks mentioned. But, the third day, I was pretty happy with the unique flavor of the beer. I can't get it locally, but if I could, I'd put it into the rotation. Only fault is Perhaps excessive carbonation, but I'm getting more sensitive to that so maybe it's My problem. I have always liked cask ales.

We usually drink west coast ipa (green flash), lagunitas ipa, torpedo, rubicon (local brewpub ipa), and pliny. Yes we like hops. But each of these beers has different maltiness and a rotation brings that out.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 02:25:31 | More by jfh
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz into my snifter.
Special thanks to my bro nwfodder for bringing this all the way from Florida!

A- Hazy amber/copper hue; like fresh mulled apple cider. One and a half finger eggshell head that sticks around the whole time. Lacing just blankets the sides of the glass as you drink. By the bottom of the glass the whole thing was just blanketed in residual foam.

S- Citrus notes galore; grapefruit, mandarin oranges, pineapple, strawberries, mango, lemon zest and slight piny presence.

T- Smooth hop/malt presence, pine, toffee, grapefruit, orange peel. Sweet like candy but not over the top sweet.

M- Smooth and juicy all the way down, slight bitter kick, perfect carbonation.

Oh man this is good stuff, the alcohol isn't noticeable at all. It's wonderful and smooth and it's the perfect citrus, pine, malt balance I've ever had. I have a feeling this 6er isn't going to last me long.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 03:08:04 | More by korguy123
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, thanks Adam!

This was one of the first CCB beers I really enjoyed. Fairly unique for an AIPA, occasionally reminding me of the chewy bread and caramel malt forward body of an aged Imperial Amber except with fresh citrus hops. Color is a darker and cloudier rust amber with a dark cream colored head that never fades away and leaves ample streaks and webs of lacing. Aroma and flavor are both fairly sweet with strong caramel malt backbone and a resiny citrus hop bite. Body is lighter side of medium with moderate carbonation, thin for the style, but works very well with the strong sweetness in the flavor. Not my favorite IPA, but recommended for not just being another face in the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 01:18:23 | More by yourefragile
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alkemy

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was an interesting IPA. It mores much cloudier and darker than other IPA's. The color was a golden mahogany with a small off-white head. The remnants of this head stayed throughout the entirety of the glass. Smells really sweet with nuttiness and rich bread. The hops are definitely there, but in a somewhat subdued citrus note. Really fruity with the hops once it hits your mouth. Tastes range from grapefruit to lemon in this department. Then the sweetness hits. You really get a full dose of bready caramel malts on the back-end of this. This is probably the thickest IPA I've had. It really drinks much bigger than a typical IPA...more so than even some DIPA's I've encountered. I really like this beer. It's certainly big for the style, but quite good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 01:53:47 | More by alkemy
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Seanibus

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very BIG beer - it is so hoppy and intense that it simply burns any other flavor away.

With that warning, however, I can say it is awesome.

Pours hazy amber with a sticky white head with nice lacing. The aroma is slight but hoppy. The flavor is very strong and citrusy, with apricot, blood orange, and peach. Very intense, sweet and super hoppy. Mouthfeel is strong and the finish is so hoppy I almost has a menthol feel. It is delicious, but a palate killer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 15:35:42 | More by Seanibus
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adam42381

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden caramel brown with a 2-3 finger foamy off-white head. Nice head retention. Excellent lacing throughout.

Smell: Sweet floral hops with a hint of citrus.

Taste: Sweet citrus up front followed by spice and malt in the middle and grapefruit/lemon zest bitterness with just a hint of alcohol at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter hops with little bit of sweetness. Excellent balance of malt/hops and sweetness/bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very high drinkability. It goes down smooth for a beer with a slightly elevated ABV.

Overall: Great IPA. I would recommend this to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 16:33:58 | More by adam42381
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Opaque dark bronze and burnt sienna with a nice foamy little head that lingers.

S: Big blast of floral hops and tropical fruits, kind bud, grapefruit and notes of cream and coffee.

T: Huge hops on the front with an array of tropical and citrus flavors in the middle. Little malt on the finish. Strong beer tastes more like a DIPA to me. Sightly smokey and bitter aftertaste.

D: Personally I couldn't see sitting down with 6 of these, it's just too busy for that. However, makes an awesome taster.

Value: Pricey. Even here in FL I paid around 11 bucks for a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 13:53:19 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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BigBlacke

Florida

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at a beer tasting at Mr. Dunderbaks in Daytona Beach.

A: is nothing extraordinary nice light copper
color. Leaves a nice light lace all the way
the last drop.

S: is where this one begins to jump out at ya.
VERY strong floral hop character.

T: Strong floral hop flavor
that rivals most DIPAs. Excellent

M: Smooth, has the ability to linger on the
palate.

D: Not as drinkable as most IPAs due to the
its higher alcohol and hop content. Not
your session beer by anymeans, but
absolutely delightful. Very impressed.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 16:55:19 | More by BigBlacke
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a hazy copper color body with red tints. A rocky-like head that is white in color, diminishes rather quickly, but leaves a lot of sticky lace on the glass.

S: Sweet floral & fruity hops. Need I say more.

T: A very hoppy beer as the smell indicates. Hints of cane sugar and malts are there with a faint bitterness and spice on the back of the tongue. A smooth and simple tasting beer that is very balance between the hops and malts.

M: Smooth and crisp with little to no carbonation. A medium body beer that is mouth coating and juicy.

D: This beer would be easy to pound down 6 in one sitting being that it's smooth and simple. Very good example of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 23:43:45 | More by BrewCrew2010
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

from the tap, a 10 oz pour. appears a hazy orange straw color, with minimal head. the smell is a bit spicy, with citrus hops as the main note. the taste is much more balanced, with a nice malt base to play with the hop profile. as with the smell, some citrus in the taste, orange? lemon?
mouthfeel is maybe a little thicker than a standard IPA, with moderate carbonation.
definitely easy to drink, even with the slightly elevated ABV. Interesting, I would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2010 21:23:37 | More by jmdrpi
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Augustiner719

New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a beautiful hazy orange hazy color with a ton of hop haze and a nice eggshell off white head. Leaves nice lacing and really glows in the light. The aroma is the biggest tropical flavors I have ever smelled in an ipa. Has a huge mango, pineapple, and grapefruit aroma. Even has some starfruit and peach. Really nice on the palate. The mouthfeel however is a little off. Leaves a bitter dry feeling on the back end that is not appealing. The carbonation is silly smooth which I find in double ipas but not in ipas. Drinkability is good. Really delicious and complex. One odd the better ipas out there.

Thanks to Black13 for this sucker. Really great.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 01:20:52 | More by Augustiner719
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scottyshades

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just had this in the bottle for the first time, now I spot this on-tap at TRYST in Delray ($4 a pint), along with Hunaphu's, 110K IPA, and Guava Grove!

A: Pours a hop-hazed rich amber color with a fluffy eggshell head. Awesome retention, but less than its bottle counterpart.

S: Again, big differences on-tap. A LOT more hops than malts. Hops are bittering, floral, earthy, and spicy. Pretty aggressive.

T: Much hoppier on-tap. The malts are still there, but seemed to have lost their sweet characteristics. Butterscotch and toffee, followed by bitter, floral, and earthy hops. Also get some woody notes.

MF: A little more aggressive than I generally like, but awesomely delicious. A new go-to at the bar.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2010 15:37:10 | More by scottyshades
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rmolledo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Amber Maple Syrup in color with no head. (we think our batch had too little carbonation by mistake)

S: Beautiful Floral Hop Aroma.

T: Amazing IPA. Probably my favorite. Great Hop flavor and great balance between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Not overly bitter but just right. Toasted Malts.

MF: The 6 pack I got has lower in Co2 than what I'm use to on tap but I think it works very well. It really brings out the flavors.

D: A great flavorful IPA without Harsh Bitterness and muddled flavors. The hops and Malt stand out by themselves.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 22:03:37 | More by rmolledo
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a heavy dose of fruity citrus, along with floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice strong bite of piney hops bitterness. Then some sweetness from flavors of citrus and caramel comes in but the sweetness is not as over-powering as the smell would indicate. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this beer has everything you would want in an IPA. This is a beer that I could drink for a whole evening without looking for anything else.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 22:23:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Durge

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this at Willards in Largo, Florida. It shows a pleasant, hazy amber color with a solid off-white head and great lacing. The aroma is sweet orange and grapefruit with pine undercurrents. Very solid. The flavor offers strong grapefruit sweetness and grain malt goodness. Considering the ABV, this is very drinkable. It's got a rye touch that bleeds into wheat and citrus. It's medium bodied with a moderately crisp carbonation feel. It's almost syrupy but not quite, with plenty of citrus sweetness with slightly syrupy breadiness. Plenty drinkable for the ABV. Quite a memorable IPA with very good drinkability! Nice.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2010 19:42:15 | More by Durge
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cthulu81

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Snagged this little gem at an unassuming little liquor store in one of the innumerable unassuming strip plazas here in Florida. I was down here for a family trip and never got the chance to got to the brewery, frustrating as it is only about 20 minutes away, but at least I got a hold of a 6pk. of Jai Alai. Enough curious back story, here is what the beer tastes like to me.

Pours a darker hue than most other IPAs, bordering on a rich, honeyed gold, with plentiful pinpoint bubbles coalescing up to a fluffy, creamy head. Smells sharply herbal without much tropical fruit or citrus. Seems to follow the 'house hop' character of many of Cigar's brews. Note this is in no way a bad thing, but I have noticed a similar hop profile to many of their beers. There seems to be almost a hint of eucalyptus in the aroma. The flavor coincides with the nose and offers up a robust hop profile that leans heavily on the piney, earthy, herbal side as opposed to grapefruity, citrusy, fruity character of say, Lagunitas or Two Hearted. Different and no less delicious. There is also a well measured malt character lending balancing substance without over-stepping to sweetness. A long, lingering, drying bitterness wraps up the package nicely. A tasty surprise on my trip in the south. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 15:41:55 | More by cthulu81
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coppery tangerine with several slow bubble streams leading up to a quality crown of pale khaki colored foam. Head descent is slow and lace deposition is extensive; even more so as more of the glass becomes available. Solid all around.

The nose is tropical fruity with a (slight) background contribution from caramel malt. The hop bill isn't made available, but Simcoe and/or Amarillo might be present. If power and pungency ramp up with foam meltage and beer warming, then the 4.5 will be granted.

Jai Alai IPA is a lupulin lovers India Pale Ale. This is clearly a fresh bottle, as the hops are bright and bold, giving the malts a breezy 'see ya sucka' as they blow past, dig into the tongue, and hold on with tenacity. And yet...

... there is some semblance of balance as the bitterness begins to ease up with warming. Mostly pale with a small contribution of caramel is my preferred malt profile for the style, which is exactly what JA IPA delivers. The hops are still tropical fruity with loads of white grapefruit peel. Centennial is probable and Simcoe is now doubtful.

The mouthfeel does pretty much everything right, from the soothing effect of the malt sugars... to the buzzsaw-like rasp of the hops... to the enlivening carbonation. Not special, but damn good.

Cigar City Jai Alai IPA is a hop-soaked treat that doesn't overwhelm its malt support. In other words, it's right up my alley. Thanks to ktrillionaire for not 1, not 2, not 3... but 4 bottles of this wonderfully delicious Sunshine State elixir.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 11:31:04 | More by BuckeyeNation
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tfield

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams pint glass

A - Cloudy, amber colored, with little head, just less than one finger

S - Caramel scented, malt is more apparent than hops, which are not all that noticable in the smell

T - Good balance of malt and hops, although the bitter kick at the end is very apparent. Tastes like the caramel flavor is fighting with the hops for dominance, but the hops win out in the end. Not as fruity as other IPAs, but good.

M - A little thin and watery for my taste, but not so much that it distracts from the flavor.

D - Drinks more like a DIPA, in my opinion, only without the over-the-top hops flavor (which I like). Makes me wish Cigar City would release a year-round DIPA, to see how it compares to this "regular" offering. I'll have to grab the new 110 K + OT to see.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 22:48:05 | More by tfield
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 7.5% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for my first Cigar City brewski!

A - Off-white foam piles up then lowers to a thin covering and leaves almost no lace above a completely cloudy bronzy amber beer.

S - Loads of caramel malts and biscuity, honey loaded malts. Pine and citrus hops seem just a little faded but the aroma is still good. It leans more towards the malt suggesting it's an older bottle.

T - Jai Alai is laced with a bitter, citrusy hop kick but really only showcases the caramel toasted malts. A good flavor to be sure b but again, it may be a little old methinks.

M - Medium-full bodied and moderate bitterness with a citrusy kick and a dry finish.

D - Actually, this is a bit too malty, possibly from age like I said, but still fairly bitter to the finish, Jai Alai is a good first go from Cigar City and makes me excited to try their other stuff!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 12:19:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to honuswagner for this beer.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is cloudy cider orange amber. About one finger of off white head recedes leaving a smattering of lace.

The aroma is pretty straight forward. Modest pine mixed with tart citrus fruit. That's about all I can say.

The flavor is pretty stock as well.Pine and citrus blend with a solid dose of malt. Age may may have mellowed the hops a bit. Without a bottle date I will never know.

Medium body with average carbonation.

Overall glad I had the chance to try this one. Maybe not a world class beer but enjoyable for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 19:31:42 | More by beerwolf77
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happy to pick up a 6er at my local beer stop...Florida Wine and Spirits. Reviewing the last of my 6...here we go:

A: Poured into a pint glass, this brew pours a mix of deep rusted orange with yellow opaque highlights. The tan head is lacking the quality of what I've come to find in an A+ IPA.

S: Fresh Florida citrus with hints of apple cider. This is a very fruity IPA, and has a very fresh sense to it. It lacks hop complexity though, which is why I am withholding the extra .5 points.

T: The flavor profile is also very fruity, naturally sweet, and pleasantly bitter. Grapefruit and cider type sweetness. Hints of tobacco are present, but very light on the finish. EDIT: On tap this brew seems to have a banana fruit note, after sampling another bottle, this attribute is very subtle, but present.

MF/D: The mouthfeel is medium, and light at times, but very refreshing and smooth. Some beer would benefit from a bigger MF, but this brew is right on. It's drinkability is excellent.

Overall, I've been very critical of Cigar City (keep an eye out for my upcoming review of 110K+OT Batch #3). I love their Marshal Z. Stout, and Humidor IPA is just out of this world. As far as IPAs go, Jai Alai can rival any IPA on the market sold in a 6 pack. Honestly one of the best IPAs I've had, and possibly in the top 3 of the east coast IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 02:43:22 | More by TKEbeerman
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claspada

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap @ Rattle n Hum. First off, I am extremely surpised and not in a good way on this beer. It is a nice beer but I believe it was hyped way too high and got my expectations up. Tasted like a standard west coast IPA; undistinguishable if you ask me. Average mouthfeel, amber color, carbonation, bitterness, underwhelming aroma, and not enough sweetness to balance it. Aroma was nothing special and the mouthfeel was average. There's not much I can say about this beer. Good but not worth seeking out and would order many others before this in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2010 14:49:33 | More by claspada
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to RomaniIteDomum for sending these to me in the Hometown BIF. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. A single finger of eggshell white foam formed on top of the murky, golden/mahogany body. The head retained nicely...receding down to a thin, but solid layer; excellent lace.

The nose has piney hops up front with sweet malts and light fruits in the background.

Hmm...bitter hops bite the palate first, but that fades to a sweet, caramel malt center. The sweetness lasts through to the finish, where it meets a woody/oak character. You get a little booziness in the aftertaste...

Medium bodied, slick and coating with moderate carbonation.

Pretty decent drinkability, but it does suffer a little due to the boozy finish. Worth a try and recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 23:14:41 | More by mgbickel
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BigIrishman

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a ruby color with a soapy white head the left little lacing.

Smell: Fruity hops come through strong right off the bat, mostly ruby red grapefruit and post ripened oranges. A slowly creeping solvent background and some heavier fruit flavors like red grapes and sweet plums are starting to develop. As I drink, I can start to smell some fusel alcohols coming in.

Taste: More or less the same experience as the nose. The citrus hops hit hard, than the maltier dark fruits come in and it finishes fairly sweet. The alcohol is becoming more and more pronounced as I continue to drink it, which is strange for something at 7.5%.

Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy for an AIPA and pretty slick, no drying affect.

Drinkability: I had one, then moved on. At first it was a pretty decent IPA (although tasted more like a bigger DIPA), but as I kept drinking it was really starting to turn me off. The alcohol and dark fruit flavors began to be the only thing I was tasting. With about 8 or 9 other IPAs on the list (including pte, sculpin, two hearted and speakeasy) I moved on pretty quickly. Overall not a bad beer, but I'll pass.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2010 14:09:21 | More by BigIrishman
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a nonic pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is lightly hazed golden light brown or apricot color with a 1/8" off-white head that leaves some lacing as it soon recedes. Sipping leaves some interesting lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has some grapefruit and other citrus and tropical fruits but the caramel and biscuit from the malt stand out prominently.

Taste: The flavor is dominated by the caramel breadiness and a light sweetness that is full of citrus and tropical fruit notes that "complexify" the flavors. There is no alcohol detectible and the bitterness is quite restrained.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium to light bodied and thin, with persistent light carbonation. The finish is medium length and contains both some malt and alcohol sweetness that fades into light hop flavors and ends with light persistent dryness

Drinkability: This was an ok beer that I enjoyed having once and would not turn down if offered in the future. That being said I'll probably not be putting this one on my shopping list to seek out in the future. I found that about 2/3 of the way through I had slowed down and was actually wishing I'd ordered something else

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2010 01:53:45 | More by drtth
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,691 ratings.