Jai Alai IPA - Peach - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
3.7/5 rDev -14.9%
Cigar City smokes NYC at Rattle N Hum. Peachy aroma, it smells likethe real thing rather than extract. Dark yellow body, little head. Smooth drinker, though carbonation is right there. More of a pale hale in terms of bitterness tasted. A Nice novelty.
03-04-2011 12:43:14 | More by Sammy
4.25/5 rDev -2.3%
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Casey for this growler.
Pours an orange apricot color into my tulip. Nose brings some really nice peach aromas with a bit of citrus fruit and some pine. Tropical notes abound. Taste is pretty good with some peach, although the nice bitterness an resin from the original Jai Alai is a bit muted. Great feel with a nice smoothness and body. Drinks incredibly well and overall is a very good variation on the original.
11-08-2010 03:04:57 | More by Thorpe429
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
on tap at the ccb taproom, i had the pleasure of enjoying this one multiple times this week. poured into a pint glass and enjoyed on 4/11/2011.
very nice light pour with a light golden amber and a slight amount of haze to it. a light white head came up to about an inch or so above the glass before settling back down and leaving a goo bit of lacing around the edges of the glass.
aroma is light citrus and loads of fresh peaches and fruit. this really works very, very well i have to say. i was quite impressed with how nicely it pulled off. the light peach notes really seemed to mesh well with the well balanced profile of the jai alai, creating a light, and very sessionable flavor. smooth and clean finish was just what the doctor ordered and overall i could not have enough good things to say about this one.
great beer and a fantastic treatment here. would love to see this bottled.
04-15-2011 02:56:50 | More by mikesgroove
4.22/5 rDev -3%
Draft at the 2011 Hunahpu's release.
Pours a bright golden orange color that is hazy and opaque with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks, spots and rings of chunky, soapy lacing left behind.
The nose of this beer is bursting with tropical fruit with only slight earthy pine notes. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit, mostly peach but also mango, pineapple and citrus rind.
Medium bodied and bursting with luscious tropical fruit flavor. Tons of peach up front providing more sweetness that lingers throughout. Not very dry with slight bitterness and the sweetness takes away from the hop flavor a bit. Lots of tropical peach, mango and pineapple as well as some orange peel. Pale malt backbone provides nice balance but this beer could use a bit more hop bite/bitterness/dryness. Very refreshing and extremely quaffable but it's a bit one dimensional.
03-23-2011 06:07:09 | More by corby112
4.33/5 rDev -0.5%
Had this at Hawthorne's 2nd annual IPA block party. I love drinking in the street in front of cops so i'll be attending every year.
Peach Jai looks like the regular with a hazy mix of deep orange and some light browns with golden specks. It looks like an IPA alright. Not a lot of head, not even a cap, some small sticks.
Well, this certainly smells peachy clean. I mean it really is all im getting in the nose along with a semi big malt base akin to the regular. It smells good alright.
This is a dman fine IPA and the peach addition really shines. It melds well with the little bit of pineapple from the regular and I get a bit of bubblegum as well. Not piney, just fruity and malty.
Feel is a big medium. The build on this screams East Coast and has a sweet finish. Fruity up front, sweet on the end. Carb is kinda lacking and with a boost, great things would come.
I really enjoyed this and I would probably drink a shit ton of it. I hope to score a growler of this during beer week and hope to try the other varieties in the future.
05-08-2011 05:20:58 | More by BARFLYB
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +1.8%
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is apricot hued and pretty clear with a quarter inch of white head. A delectable aroma, led by fresh juicy peaches. Pleasant scents of tropical fruit and fresh hops. Delicious beer, with ample peach character throughout. Light bodied and easy drinking, with alcohol hidden quite well. Overall, a great IPA that I really enjoyed.
07-02-2012 22:19:15 | More by Huhzubendah
4/5 rDev -8%
On draft at Rattle n Hum, NYC.
Poured a medium amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.
The smell featured balmy, sweet tropical fruit - pineapple, apricot, peach.
The taste consisted of pineapple and a touch of pepper. A pleasant residual sweetness as well.
The mouthfeel was soft and round.
Overall an interesting and tasty IPA. A sure original that surprised me with its drinkability.
04-06-2011 19:37:16 | More by plaid75
3.58/5 rDev -17.7%
on tap at rattle n hum in nyc
Pours a hazed orange, thin white head, sticky lacing around the glass with some filmy retention.
Strong scents of peach juiciness with bitter hops and sticky sweetness. Plenty of pulp and pith with sugar.
Slight bitter hops with peach juice. Fruit sweetness with citrus pulp. Slight malt bill with more fruit juice. Finishes slightly bitter and sweet.
Medium body, mild carbonation, smooth on the tongue. I thought this was pretty decent but overall too sweet and the peach was too strong.
04-05-2011 04:33:44 | More by xnicknj
District of Columbia
4.05/5 rDev -6.9%
From tap to taster glass at ChurchKey DC on 6/7/12
A: Cloudy, orange-amber in color. A minimal head tops the glass, and minor lacing clings to the walls. Not much of a collar here.
S: Plenty of sweet, fresh peaches, juicy hops and a big league tropical vibe rocks the nostrils.
T: A bit sweet up front, with some really killer peach juice and tropical hops. It begins rounding on the mid, and bitters up with a bit of pine-like hop oil.
M: All of the beers at ChurchKey this evening were a bit lacking in the feel department, this one is no exception. Having said that, this isn't nearly as thin as most, and though it's undercarbonated, it's still well put together.
O: I love peaches. And I love beer. So it'd stand to reason that when the two are "mashed up", I'm a sucker. Lucky for me, this well done IPA does just what I was hoping: showcasing the fruit while packing plenty of the Jai-Alai base. Very well done. I sincerely hope that CCB bottles this, as I'd find someone to ship me a couple of sixers.
06-23-2012 22:52:33 | More by Rhettroactive
3.85/5 rDev -11.5%
On-tap at the pub, tried next to the papaya. Theu look the same to me, dark peach, not much retention... The aroma is lots of alcohol with a peachy finish... The taste shows off the peach more in the taste, especially compared to the papaya. The finish is so smooth and sweet, great depiction of peach. Shows off peach well but doesn't prove to be a great ipa. An ipa with a with a peach finish, good, nothing special.
03-12-2011 20:59:12 | More by jrallen34
3.79/5 rDev -12.9%
On tap at Cigar City Tampa FL for 5$
Appearance - Slightly hazy dark gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.
Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, peaches
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with some hops. There is also some sweet peach syrup flavour.. the kind of taste you'd find in a can of peaches. It ends with a mild hop aftertaste with some sweet peach flavour.
Overall – I was on the fence with this one at first because all I could taste is peach syrup. But as it warmed up I could taste the Jai IPA coming through. Interesting to try, but I'd rather just have the regular Jai IPA.
01-19-2013 03:19:25 | More by spinrsx
4.6/5 rDev +5.7%
On draft at my house.
A: Pours a nice bright copper orange with a nice tall fluffy head. Awesome retention and loads and loads of lace.
S: Wonderful aromas from this one. Sweet Peach O's candy like aromas with hints of citrus and pine.
T: Yowzers. Wonderful rich sweet peach flavor. The peach flavors are sweet yet mildly earthy.... think peach pit and the fuzz of the peach. The regualr Jai Alai is there with notes of citrus and pine. Mild sweet caramel and wow is there peach from start to finish. Dare I say Awesome? The best CCB IPA that has passed my lips.
M: Medium in body, smooth, great carbonation from the kegerator.
D: Awesome I was gonna invite a few friends over to share this one, but I think I will keep it all to myself. I can not dream of a better beer to enjoy while sitting pool side.
Huge thanks to Joe and Tim for doing this one for me. I owe you!
06-13-2010 19:15:52 | More by tpd975
Jai Alai IPA - Peach from Cigar City Brewing
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