Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 4,735 | Reviews: 1,068 | Display Reviews Only:
4.41/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is a very good tasting beer with high marks for drinkability, smell, and taste.
A - This beer looks charming. It pours a dark, rich orange with a good amount of sticky foam as the glass empties. There is goodness (particles) floating in the beer.
S - Lovely rich smell of sweet citrus, and pine.
T - Juicy grapefruit/citrus with hop and a touch of piney flavor.
M - Outstanding. Subdued, dense carbonation that expands in your mouth.
O - Very yummy and session drinkable.
This reminds me of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, but with more flavor and complexity.
This beer reminds me of the beach and the sun. This is a very nice beer with a great future.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 02:52:43 | More by mabermud
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint glass. Moderately aggressive hand. A completely indecipherable blob is stamped on the base of the can.
A: Golden yellow body with a orange tint. Faint haze. 2 fingers of off-white head with good retention. Big and rocky as it goes. Moderate lacing. Great.
S: Fruit-forward hop with a nice citrus character. Grapefruit. Apricot. Light grass. I'm not picking up many distinct elements, but damn, the whole is very nice.
T: A welcoming, fruity bitterness opens. Development of a nicely integrated malt backbone that sits in perfect balance. Finishes semi-dry with a tasty hop bitterness lingering in the aftertaste. Minimal alcohol presence. Excellent citrus and tropical fruit notes. Vanilla.
M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. Slightly oily. Very smooth.
O: I don't know if it's all the mulch I shoveled today, or the sweet can, or what, but this one just hit the spot. Really a fine drinker. Highly session-able for the ABV. Refreshing but with good depth. Get some to enjoy on the patio.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 03:17:19 | More by fourstringer
4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 3/20/14, poured into a pint glass
Takes perfect shape on the pour, two and a half fingers fill out the glass perfectly. Moderately cloudy with moderate carbonation on the sides, a medium/dark golden orange on the color
Smells of sharp tropical fruits- guava, pineapple, and dragon fruit, mixing with a good amount of pine and citrus. Spicy submissive caramel backed up with a touch of alcohol
Taste is close with the smell, many of the same strong tropical fruits- pine apple, guava, grapefruit, and some pine. Malts also follow well, subtle and sweet finishing with a tiny bit of alcohol
Feel is a moderate body with a wet finish. Alcohol concealed pretty well,moderate bitterness, drinks super easy
Overall I couldn't imagine a better beach beer. Would give anything to have this in Nevada, big thanks to passepar2 on reddit for the trade
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 01:59:34 | More by lordofstarside
4.66/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Upon opening this beer I first smelled mango & honey notes. Later some sweet biscuit malt. Very well balanced.
The color is a beautiful amber, with a nice 1-2 finger head, which laces nicely.
The flavor of this IPA is lightly sweet, with a perfectly hoppy middle & ending. One of the best balanced IPAs I have tried.
The carbonation is also in the Goldilocks 'just right' zone.
This is an amazing brew. Very drinkable. I only wish my friend would have given me a few more to drink.
Serving type: can
04-21-2014 22:05:07 | More by GoodBeerTire
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 4,735 ratings.