Jai Alai IPA - Cigar City Brewing
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4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
So here goes my first review ... This is a fantastic IPA , at only 7% abv it packs a lot of flavor. Its a great anytime IPA and has become really popular in South Florida and is almost always available. Nice opaque orange color , great mouthfeel, and tons of citrus hoppy flavor. Is great out of the can but I prefer in a glass to really appreciate the color and aroma of this IPA. Has a great balance of bitterness and sweetness. I usually drink IPA's in the 9-10% abv range but this IPA stands up right next to them.
05-03-2014 00:30:27 | More by illMurray
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
Appearance: Pours with a slightly cloudy burnt orange color. Light head on the pour and not really present while drinking. Very light random lacing left behind at each level.
Smell: Soft fruits of mangos, papaya, kiwi, and pineapple on the front. Freshly squeezed citrus on the body meshes well with just a touch of piney bitterness. Oaky finish with a touch of caramel malt.
Taste: Pretty much follow the aroma, pleasant soft fruits greet the drinker right away. Open airiness of papaya and kiwi really stand out. Mangos and mixed tropical fruits open up on the body. Light oak and cedar malt tones are picked up on the back end with a touch of piney bitterness. Lots of juicy fruits left behind long after drinking.
Mouthfeel: So fruit and citrus forward creates a sweet, easy going mouthfeel that results in this beer disappearing too quickly. Carbonation is light but fits so well here.
Overall: Yeah this stuff is phenomenal. If you are a fan of huge citrus and tropical fruits with a minimal yet present malt body then this is an IPA for you. Wish I didn't have to trade for this stuff.
05-02-2014 04:58:43 | More by KFBR392
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
This was one of the first reviews I had done, (so basically, back when I didn't know what I was doing :)
Have recently had this from the can in both Florida and PA. Appearance is excellent, ever so slightly hazy, golden yellow. Excellent fluffy white lacing.
Smell is of island fruit and strong hops
Sweet, biting, taste where the fruit and hops intermingle beautifully
Mouth is full and satisfying. One of those beers where you're looking for the next can before you've finished the one in front of you.
Overall, a great IPA. Thoroughly recommnnended. Apologies for not doing it justive the first time around.
05-01-2014 22:31:48 | More by MikeWard
Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 5,064 ratings.