Jai Alai IPA - Papaya - Cigar City Brewing
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3.68/5 rDev -7.3%
Reviewed from notes. Pours a deep orange with minimal head and nice clarity. Moderate lacing left behind. The nose is fruit forward with tropical papaya qualities coming on strong, waves of fruit countered by a decent malt depth. The taste is slightly syrupy with a nice tropical fruit profile that melds well with the sturdy malt backbone. The mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. Overall, there is a nice feature of fruit here, but it comes off as being a malt forward IPA which seems a touch counterproductive to its concept.
03-27-2013 04:04:34 | More by homebrew311
4/5 rDev +0.8%
Hazy orange to copper, nice sustaining head with great lace. Smells of papaya, tropical IPA all the way. Aroma comes through as quick as a Matt Ryan pass on the Eagles defense. Sweetness and grapefruit, orange peel, but overwhelming citrus sugar. Smells almost diabetic.
The taste is slightly disappointing, if only because it fits a more standard IPA mold. Wonderful smell, but the front of the taste only has a little papaya and is mostly grapefruit, moving to malts in the middle and drying at the back. Less than fantastic.
That said, it's got a medium body, sweet and dry finish, and great carbonation, so it's a quality beer that smells excellent, which half the time is all you really need.
10-28-2012 17:13:23 | More by afksports
3.23/5 rDev -18.6%
A: Lightly hazy dark amber in color. Forms a bubbly off-white head that leaves some light lacing.
S: Tropical fruits and some citrus hops. Then a woodsy quality, a bit of malt and some sweet floral hops.
T: Bitter and malty with very little papaya flavor. Starts with a relatively strong maltiness, then grapefruit. Some tropical fruit in the mix, but to a much lesser extent. Bitter and fairly one dimensional.
M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a strong, unbalanced bitterness.
O: Bitter and malty with only a hint of papaya flavor. Drinkable, but unbalanced and one dimensional.
03-28-2012 13:23:33 | More by Florida9
Jai Alai IPA - Papaya from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.