Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA
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- Florida, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Tropical Fruit, Citrus, Bitter
- Food Pairing
- Salads & Greens, Chicken
- Suggested Glassware
- Pint Glass, Snifter/Goblet/Chalice
Cigar City Jai Alai comes in a snazzy green and orange 12-ounce can with images of hops lining the can. It pours a bright, clear yellow with a large, fluffy, pillowy, white head that lingers for quite awhile. A citrusy aroma leads the way followed by lemon, pepper and tangerines. The taste of the beer is dominated by citrus and tangerines followed by resin and black pepper on the back end. There is a slight bitterness to Jai Alai, being a 7.5% alcohol by volume IPA, however, the citrusy flavor masks the alcohol very well. The mouth feel is tropical, smooth and very easy drinking. Overall, this is a very well balanced, tropical easy drinking IPA.
Hop heads and casual beer drinkers alike can enjoy Jai Alai year round in a quiet setting where one can reflect on the nuances of this great beer. Likewise, it can be enjoyed at a party with friends and family since the affordable six-pack allows this beer to be savored without breaking the bank.