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Jai Alai IPA - Blood Orange Creamsicle - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPA - Blood Orange Creamsicle
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Reviews: 3
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 5.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 02-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 5
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Cigar City. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Creamy off white head. Sticks inside the glass.

Smell - Orange. Creamy sweet aroma. A pine like woodiness.

Taste - Sweet creaminess first. Then orange. Malty in the middle, where it is most like regular Jai Alai. Finish is very pithy from the orange and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and smooth. I'm a sucker for casks.

Overall - I'd take regular Jai Alai over this. The cream detracts.

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Photo of aepb1
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the CCB tasting room

A- Hazy orange body with a small white head

S- Orange and some creamy sweetness

T- Tropical fruits and creamy orange that balance with the normal jai alai taste

M- Full-bodied, sticky and creamy

D- Not the best Jai Alai incarnation but this is not bad at all. Better than the regular blood orange variant with this one's nice mouthfeel

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Of the many treatments of Jai Alai I've had, this is perhaps the least remarkable.

A - It is a deep amber hue, darker than the normal Jai Alai; less head and lace, too.

S - The brew smells quite piney, herbal and resiny; little of the usual citrus of the base beer is discernible, which is certainly counterintuitive. Overall, heavy bitterness, not a lot of definition or subtlety.

T - The taste is a continuation of the themes of the nose, with the blood orange making little or no citrus contribution, and I find nothing creamsicle-like, either. As an IPA, it is burly and bitter, resiny and dank; as a tropical fruit bomb (as advertised), it is a-swing-and-a-miss.

M - The feel is big, heavy and sticky. While I appreciate the sturdiness, the feel was not particularly enhancing overall.

D - I'd rather a regular Jai Alai.

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Jai Alai IPA - Blood Orange Creamsicle from Cigar City Brewing
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.