Jai Alai IPA - White Oak - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle thanks to johnyb. Poured into a tulip.
Pour: Hazy deep orange with two fingers of off white soapy head. Head sticks around and leaves moderate lacing.
Smell: Wow. I get a huge burst of citrusy hops, followed by a mellow coconut. Some caramel rounds out the nose. Unlike anything I've smelled before. Huge surprise.
Taste: Another first. Never tasted anything like this. A sweet caramel upfront leads into a citrusy coconut. Some vanilla mingles in there as well. This was really nice.
Mouthfeel: Super juicy, and yet very dry. I think the flavor profile cuts down on the drinkability for me. I would only have one of these at any one time.
Overall: Really curious, and a very good beer. I would consider this a nightcap of an IPA, not for the ABV, but the intense, different flavor profile.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2012 18:55:21 | More by cfrances33
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3.3/5 rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A - light IPA in appearance. Looks light and refreshing in glass.
S - Hop city here with a dash of sweaty old gym sock. Funk Town, USA.
T - kind of disappointing. This is a workout. Albeit, I am not a serious hophead, I do appreciate a good IPA. This thing is a workout. Seriously bitter, I don't see that the oak age mellowed this guy out too much. Lots of bite, I can't see doing more than two of these in a day. If bitter hop taste is your thing, go for it.
M - nothing to see here. Not very memorable.
O - picked this up because I am visiting family in the Tampa area and I had heard positive buzz about cigar city and this beer. I'll pass on this one if I see it again.
Serving type: can
06-28-2014 19:18:11 | More by dmgallag
Jai Alai IPA - White Oak from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.