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Jai Alai IPA - Peach | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gtreid on 01-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#858
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
187
pDev:
9.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2.72/5  rDev -37.3%

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3/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.16/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Arrives a dark orange color, hazy throughout with a white head. No lacing is left behind.
Smell is note of malt, hops and peach. As expected but nothing beyond that.
Taste is malt with hops and a lighter peach note. None of the notable complexity that CCB beers normally show.
Almost full bodied with a light-medium effervescence. Smooth for an IPA, more like a pale ale in that regard. Drying finish and slightly warming. Not much peach, though.
I like the Jai Alai (and I'm not a fan of IPAs normally) but this one missed the target for me. Strange, considering I rated the on-tap Jai Alai much higher. Subtler flavors like peach and blueberry seem particularly difficult to get correct for most brewers. Or maybe the cask is the issue here? I've only had a few cask beers and haven't been impressed with one yet.

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3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.67/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into my CCB tulip.

A: Identical to the regular Jai Alai. Hazy, copper penny color. The pour drops a quarter of off white head, that retains well and leaves some great lace.

A: I get the healthy dose of hops, the nice malt backbone, and yes, the peaches. The peaches really add a different aspect to the base brew.

T: The peaches are subtle, showing up on the back end. Still a great balance of hops with the malt. Finishes very peachy sweet.

M: Medium body, average carbonation. A little sticky from the fruit sugars.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is lower than the base brew due to the added sweetness. Overall, pretty solid treatment. Can't wait to try the mango version. Skal.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Jai Alai IPA - Peach from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 187 ratings
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